Free Apps & Films

Bigscreen Beta

  • Description: Bigscreen is the mother of all VR video apps, and it’s social too. Configure your avatar and pop into virtual movie theaters to watch your own content, stream your own stuff for others to see, and watch other people’s content all while having a friendly chat. You can also rent movies, show up for bespoke movie nights, and watch all the free live TV you can shake a stick at, courtesy of a partnership with Pluto TV.
  • Developer: Bigscreen VR
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Quill Theater

  • Description: Some of the most creative people on the planet are using Oculus’ 3D painting tool for Rift, Quill. You don’t have to own a PC though to enjoy all of those creations for yourself, because in Quill Theater you’ll get to see a curated selection of characters, fantastic creatures, and complete narratives in lovingly created VR animations.
  • Developer: Facebook
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Gravity Sketch

  • Description: Design models, ideate products, create anything in VR with Gravity Sketch. It has the ability to import images, video, and 3D files (.jpg, .png, .mp4, .obj) and output snapshots and 3D objects (.png, .obj, .iges). Even when it was a paid app, it was a powerful and surprisingly intuitive creation suite. Now that it’s exactly $0 with no hidden gotchas, it’s even better.
  • Developer: Gravity Sketch
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Within

  • Description: Cinematic VR encompasses both 360 video and content created from the ground-up for immersive VR. Within hosts a ton of award-winning VR documentaries, animation, music videos, horror, and more. Definitely check out Crow, LEGO Batman, and Tokyo Light Odyssey.
  • Developer: WITHIN
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Adam Savage’s Tested VR

  • Description: Take an immersive peek into Adam Savage’s workshop, where the MythBuster boffin creates unique props and gadgets from film and television. You’ll also get to pop into workshops from other makers too, including talented costume designers, puppet makers, and sculptors.
  • Developer: WHALEROCK
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Traveling While Black

  • Description: From Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams and Emmy Award-winning Felix & Paul Studios, Traveling While Black is a powerful short VR film that takes you back the heart of the civil rights struggle in the United States. Experience this mini-documentary and learn about the how black Americans traveled during a time when safety was not assured.
  • Developer: Felix & Paul Studios
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Dear Angelica

  • Description: An immersive VR story from the now defunct Oculus Story Studio, Dear Angelica is something the developers called “a journey through the magical and dreamlike ways we remember our loved ones.” It’s painted by hand in Quill, playing out in a series of memories that unfold around you. Tissues not included.
  • Developer: Oculus Story Studios
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Update (March 23rd, 2021): List updated to include more films and free games. If you have any favorites that didn’t find their way into this list, let us know in the comments below!

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