A lot of PlayStations VR content costs money. That's obvious, but what you may not know is there are some really interesting programs available for free. A lot of them are designed for you to experience 360-degree content in your VR headset, but others are VR experiences that are interactive and enjoyable.
- Free games: Rec Room
- Almost live TV: Hulu
- Cute Movie: Invasion!
- Immersive art: Allumette
- Proper VR videos: Littlstar VR
- The biggest around: YouTube
- Test flight: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Jackal Assault VR Experience
- Free, Freefalling: Air Force Special Ops: Nightfall
- Thwip: Spiderman: Far from home VR Experience
- 360 degree focus: Lens for PS VR
- Interactive bird watching: Gary the Gull
- 360 Sports: NextVR
Free games: Rec RoomStaff pick
When it comes to amazing free software for the PlayStation VR it doesn't get any better than Rec Room. It has huge amounts of activities to do, games to play, and art to create and it costs nothing. It doesn't even have microtransactions.
Almost live TV: Hulu
If you've never had the chance to just kick back and watch your favorite show from within VR, now is your chance. Remember though: the app is free, but to watch you'll need a membership and to be in the U.S.
Cute Movie: Invasion!
Invasion is a short film that centers around a pair of aliens who have set their sights on conquering Earth. There is just one problem. The first thing they run into is a mischievous white rabbit who isn't going to take their scare tactics sitting down.
Immersive art: Allumette
You might not think of VR as an awesome place to experience an animated short film, but Allumette would prove you wrong. There isn't any actual dialog here; instead, you'll hear music that helps to convey the emotion of the story that is unfolding around you.
Proper VR videos: Littlstar VR
Littlstar is another video app that is filled to the brim with content. These videos can all be viewed in 360 degrees and put you in the middle of the action, whether that means seeing Rio during the Olympics or being interrogated in a Funny or Die sketch. There's an awesome navigation system as well.
The biggest around: YouTube
If the internet puts all of the information in the world at your fingertips, YouTube does the same with videos. From news to vloggers, beauty videos to gaming videos, and more, YouTube is full of content. It makes sense that you'd be able to fall down a rabbit hole of videos even if you're in VR.
Test flight: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Jackal Assault VR Experience
If you're a fan of the Call of Duty franchise, then you're in luck because there's a VR add-on experience available even if you've already picked up Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. You'll be put into the cockpit of the Jackal, a fighter jet capable of battle in both Air and Space.
Free, Freefalling: Air Force Special Ops: Nightfall
Ever wondered what it would be like to throw yourself out of a moving plane at 14,000 feet and plummet down towards the Earth? Yeah, me neither, but Nightfall lets you do just that.
Thwip: Spiderman: Far from home VR Experience
This is a short but well put together VR experience that makes you wish it was a fully realized Spiderman Game. Imagine swinging from roof to roof while fighting goons! it would be amazing! Well imagine no more: Here is a glimpse at what could be, all for free on your PSVR.
360 degree focus: Lens for PS VR
Lens for PS VR is a free streaming service so you can watch not only 360=degree videos, but you can also stream 2D videos. Whether you're watching the Northern Lights or more, Lens will be a great addition to your VR streaming library.
Interactive bird watching: Gary the Gull
As winter hits us, many of us are probably dreaming of a nice warm day at the beach. If that's the case, then you may want to take a vacation and hang out with Gary the Gull in VR. This is a short film with a small twist: You aren't just watching what's going on, you're interacting with it.
360 Sports: NextVR
NextVR aims to bring quality VR entertainment to as many people as possible. You can watch sports, concerts, and special events all from the comfort of your armchair while using the PSVR.
Oprah is in it!: Crow: The Legend
Crow is an interactive movie from the makers of Madagascar and features John Legend, Oprah Winfrey, and Constance Wu. It's beautiful to look at and it's free!
Free play is awesome
When it comes to free content the PSVR has plenty to offer but the best is Rec Room. It's a complete game and bigger than almost any other VR game I've ever played. It has quests, minigames, a Battle Royale game, custom rooms, and so much more.
All of this is available without any cost to you, the consumer. There aren't even any microtransactions right now. They might come along at some point but the team behind Rec Room is more interested in building an awesome community right now than making money from it.
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