VR Theater for Cardboard

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About this app


There is no company or money of sorts behind this app: it's something I did in my spare time. If you like it, consider leaving a review or at least rating it.

Also, my interests have shifted and I'm not working on this app anymore (I'm very sorry) but I update it from time to time to keep it working.



Are you waiting for the perfect media player in proper VR?

Give this one a try, while you keep waiting!

Sporting great features, like:

• plenty of bugs
• sub-par graphics
• incomplete and out of date instructions
• clumsy controls
• limited features
• embarrassing User Interface
• limited movie formats compatibility


Couch Games Software' on Google+: http://goo.gl/1WQNDl
VR Theater on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vr.theater
Email: couchgamessoftware@gmail.com


Enjoy your own 2D and 3D movies in a virtual cinema, for free (it also supports panoramic 360° and 180° movies)!

Full Virtual Reality: turn your head around and watch the environment.

2 (honestly bare) 3D environments, and dozens of photographic ones to choose from.

Works with all mp4 files (and with a bit of luck other formats...), can play movies from the web and other applications.

Supports many 3D movie formats, like SBS, Over/Under and Red-Cyan anaglyph, but plays normal 2D movies as well.

No ads, no in-app payments or statistics gathering: 100% free for personal use!

Doesn't require buttons on the headset to work.

Make yourself at home: check the "Options" menu and configure the theater as you like!

The movie represented on the virtual screen ("Elephants Dream" (c) copyright 2006, Blender Foundation / Netherlands Media Art Institute / www.elephantsdream.org), can be freely downloaded in both SBS and over/under version at the URL: https://orange.blender.org/blog/elephants-dream-in-stereoscopic-3d
Updated on
Nov 27, 2022

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Ratings and reviews

8.17K reviews
March 6, 2023
Works but could be better Pros: It let's you open streams if you open them via another app which supports standard video streams. Cons: The settings from previously played videos aren't saved nor detected. Only 180 and 360 videos are displayed correctly as there are no modes for 200 or anything in between. Searches through library every single time. No option to get out of a video and go home. No vr viewable settings page. No elapsed video time nor slider for fast forwarding.
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A Google user
July 19, 2019
This app is exactly what I've been looking for. Not only it supports controller-less operation, with a well thought out interface, it also allows for inverse landscape orientation. The latter is a must for my headset, which only supports my phone in one orientation (which for some weird reason seems inverted to most other apps I've tried.) The ability to change screen size and aspect ratio on the fly is very welcome, too. Kudos to the author, please keep up the great work!
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Couch Games Software
July 20, 2019
Thank you very much for the review and rating, Yevgeniy! I'm glad you like the orientation configuration and, frankly, I congratulate with you for finding it in the options, both because you are clearly a power-user and because, frankly, the UI of my options is reeeeaaaallly messed up :D Thank you again and glad you enjoy the app! Cheers, Riccardo
Clayton Potrzeba
March 6, 2021
This app is incredible, it does 99% of what I want it to do and it does it all very well, very feature rich. To get that last 1% covered: is there a way to go to the previous/next files in a folder without using the Focus UI, such as with a connected bluetooth keyboard/controller (even just knowing what keys/keycodes to send would be great as I can just remap them with Keymapper or something)? Thanks!
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Couch Games Software
December 7, 2021
Hi! I'm not sure I have added a shortcut for that, if there is one it should be in the instructions, but I don't think so (It's been a while since I opened the app, sorry) Cheers, Riccardo

What's new

Hi, and thank you for sticking with this app!

I now maintain the app only (my interests have shifted a while ago: sorry!).

In this release, I have fixed a problem with the loading of photographic environments and enabled VR Theater for new Android devices.

For practical reasons, I also increased the minimum Android version to use the app to 6.0.

Have a good VR!