The best free apps for PlayStation VR

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.

Staff pick

Rec Room

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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

Free at the PlayStation Store

Almost live TV

Hulu

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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.

Free at the PlayStation Store

Cute Movie

Invasion!

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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.

Free at the PlayStation Store

Immersive art

Allumette

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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 dialogue in the film, instead you’ll hear music that helps to convey the emotion of the story that is unfolding around you.

Free at the PlayStation Store

Proper VR videos

Littlstar VR

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Littlstar is another video app that is filled to the brim with content. These videos are all in 360 degrees and put you smack in the middle of the action whether that means seeing Rio for the Olympics, or being interrogated in a Funny or Die sketch. They’ve got a pretty awesome navigation system as well.

Free at the PlayStation Store

The biggest around

YouTube

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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 to the brim of content. So it makes sense that you’d be able to fall down a rabbit hole of videos even if you are in VR at the time.

Free at the PlayStation Store

Test flight

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Jackal Assault VR Experience

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If you’re a fan of the Call of Duty franchise, then you’re in luck. That’s because there is 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 at the PlayStation Store

Free, Freefalling

Air Force Special Ops: Nightfall

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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 either but Nightfall lets you do just that.

Free at the PlayStation Store

Thwip

Spiderman: Homecoming VR Experience

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This is a short, but very 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.

Free at the PlayStation Store

360 degree focus

Lens for PS VR

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Lens for PS VR is a free streaming service so you can watch not only 360 videos, but you can also stream 2D videos as well. Whether you’re watching the Northern Lights or one of their many 360 videos, Lens will be a great addition to your VR streaming library.

Free at the PlayStation Store

Interactive bird watching

Gary the Gull

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As summer heats up many of us are 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.

Free at the PlayStation Store

360 Sports

NextVR

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NextVR aims to bring quality VR entertainment to as many as people as possible. You can watch Sports, concerts, and special events, all from the comfort of your armchair, while using the PSVR.

Free at the PlayStation Store

Free play is awesome

When it comes to free content the PSVR has plenty to offer but the best is Rec Room. It is a complete game, 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 are more interested in building an awesome community right now than they are about making money from it.

PlayStation accessories you’ll love

DualShock 4 Wireless Controller

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$43 at Amazon

Sometimes one controller isn’t enough. Pick up a second DualShock controller to make your life easier.

DanYee Cat 7 Ethernet Cable

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$9 from Amazon

The braided cord and premium connectors make the DanYee Cat 7 cable a great choice for your PlayStation 4 and PC needs. The better your internet connection, the better your gaming experience will be.

Skywin all-in-one stand

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$40 at Amazon

Make your room clutter free with this all in one charging stand for your console, controllers, headphones, and the PSVR itself.