Phone VR Alternatives

    Phone VR is described as 'Use Steam VR-enabled applications with your phone as HMD (Head-mounted display). The only Open-Source solution to similar commercial packages like VRidge, Riftcat, Trinus etc etc. (https://github.com/ShootingKing-AM/PhoneVR)' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Phone VR for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, iPhone, HTC Vive and Steam. The best alternative is ALVR - Air Light VR, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Phone VR are Bigscreen Beta (Free), VRidge (Freemium), TrinusVR (Freemium) and KinoConsole (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 18, 2020
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • Gear VR
      • Daydream
      ALVR streams VR display output from your PC to Gear VR / Oculus Go via Wi-Fi. This is similar to Riftcat or Trinus VR, but our purpose is optimization for Gear VR. ALVR provides smooth head-tracking compared to other apps in a Wi-Fi environment using Asynchronous Timewarp.
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    1. Bigscreen enables people to watch videos in VR with friends through a variety of ways! Share your desktop screen, watch high quality, premium 3D movies, attend live rocket launch events, play your own video files using our new videoplayer feature, and much more!
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    2. Play PC VR games inside your mobile VR headset with VRidge technology. For a fraction of the cost!
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    3. Play your favourite PC games in virtual reality without the expensive hardware. > HOW IT WORKS
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    4. Play PC games on your Android phone, tablet or TV. KinoConsole is remote desktop application optimised for streaming games to your smartphone or tablet device. KinoConsole now also supports virtual reality headsets like cardboard.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      Intugame VR lets you play PC games in Virtual reality. It uses your smartphone and a Virtual reality headset of your choice. You put your smartphone in the VR headset and press play. Our app takes care of the rest.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. iOS app is not on the Appstore anymore. Android app, released in October 2016, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      iVRy is a SteamVR-compatible Virtual Reality headset app for your Android device with a native high-performance driver for Valve's OpenVR / SteamVR.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • iPhone
      • GitHub
      With the Gagagu VR-Streamer App in combination with the Gagagu VR-Streamer Server (available on http://www.gagagu.de for free) you are able to transfer the Image output from a game running on your Windows PC (only in windowed mode!) to your iPhone.
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      • Windows
      • Steam
      Virtual room simulator with a 360° desktop for the HTC Vive.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Cardboard
      Play your PC games in 3D virtual reality. KinoVR turns your Android device into virtual reality viewer for PC with quality comparable to expensive PC VR headsets. Low-latency Full HD video streaming at 60 frames per second combined with accurate head tracking.
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