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• incomplete and out of date instructions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

8.42K reviews
January 22, 2024
In case anyone else runs into the same issue I did with the error message blocking the play button at the bottom of the screen after it won't play a video, in case you don't know you can swipe the message to the side to dismiss it. The message is pretty annoying shows up when it can't play a ton of videos and I wish it could be disabled entirely. It took me like 5 minutes to figure out you could swipe it away. Otherwise I really like this, it's exactly what I wanted. Thank you.
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Edwin Venture
December 16, 2023
About the best VR viewer available on the Play Store. The ability to change the 3D display and aspect ratio, along with the zoom & pan, is incredible feature that for some reason no other VR viewers have. The UI for gaze controls is great. Small nitpicks that keep this from being perfect - head position shouldn't reset when playing next video in folder, and the file browser needs an overhaul- takes forever to scan a folder for new videos , and folder view with thumbnails would be nice.
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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

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!