VR Week: YouTube 360: 7 awesome VR videos you need to see


A taste of VR on the cheap

YouTube 360

A world of 360-degree videos for you to explore awaits you on YouTube – from a 360-degree look inside the Large Hadron Collider to riding a roller coaster to a front-row seat at a comedy club.

Grab your phone and your Google Cardboard viewer, and join us as we look at some of the coolest 360-degree videos YouTube has to offer.

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Getting started

YouTube 360

For best results, you’ll want to get yourself a Google Cardboard viewer – or one of the myriad Cardboard-compatible viewers that are available. Once you’ve got your viewer, download the Google Cardboard app for iOS or Android.

Open the app to set up your viewer, and you’ll be good to go from there. Tap the 360 Video Channel in the Cardboard app, or open your YouTube app and start searching.

You’ll need to tap the Cardboard button in the lower right corner of each 360-degree video you view in order for it to look right in your Cardboard viewer.

Ride a roller coaster from your couch

YouTube 360

I don’t know what I like more about this 360-degree view from a roller coaster at Seoul Grand Park in South Korea: the wild ride of the coaster itself or the reactions of the passengers as they wind their way around.

The view from the top of the coaster is pretty incredible, too.