Home Theater VR is an advanced virtual reality video player and PC streamer, designed to be compatible with nearly every Android phone and headset.
Note: This is a paid app, but you can evaluate it in trial mode for as long as you want before purchasing.
A Unique VR Theater Experience
Home Theater VR is unlike any VR player you've used before. It was designed to be different and to offer unmatched flexibility and features.
You have the ability to control everything about the app, from inside the app, without being dependent on any external VR services. It doesn't require that your phone is compatible with Cardboard, Daydream, GearVR, or anything else. All adjustments including IPD are handled using the built-in settings.
• Local Files - Stored on your phone or memory card. Use the in-app file browser, or use "open with" from other file browsers.
• Web Streams - Online streaming sites such as Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, etc.
• Http Video Streams - Streams from VLC, FFMPEG, or other video streaming software. A companion app called "Stream Helper" is provided for PC, which uses VLC to stream video files or your Windows desktop.
• PC Monitor Mode - Mirror your PC monitor in VR. Useful for gaming, web browsing, reading, or anything else you do with your PC. A companion app called "HTVR PC Streamer" is provided, which offers a simple one-click connection, while also giving you full control of the stream quality.
Note: PC Monitor streaming works on Windows 10 and 8 only. There are 2 stream types, DDA and SDG.
DDA requires an Intel CPU, and the integrated GPU must be enabled, even if you're streaming a moniter that's connected to a dedicated GPU. It streams at up to 60 FPS with very low latency, so it's ideal for any PC activity, including fast-paced gaming.
SDG mode is more widely compatible, but has a lower frame rate and higher latency, so it may not be ideal for certain activities.
• Up to 4K resolution
• Standard "flat" videos in all aspect ratios, including vertical
• 360°, 180°, and 3D HSBS/HOU
24 Theaters Included
• 8 indoor
• 6 outdoor
• 6 theaters for different types of 180° and 360° videos
• Empty void
• Full screen
• Camera view-through
• Choose flat screens or curved
Create Your Custom Theater
• Import your own 360° photo to use as the theater environment
• Adjust screen distance and tilt angle of the image
• Subtitles supported in .srt format for local videos.
• Adjust the text size, alignment, font style, color, and outline color.
Flexible Head Tracking Options
• 5 different head tracking modes. Cardboard, 2 gyroscope options, and 2 accelerometer options, for phones that don't have a gyro.
• Use the back camera to simulate full gyro-style tracking without a gyro.
• Manually re-center in any direction at any time, or lock the view in place.
• If screen drift is a problem for your phone, you can try the other modes, or use auto-center to return to center at a regular interval.
• Use with or without a headset
Controller Support and UI
• Supports game controllers such as XBOX, Playstation, MOGA, mini VR remotes, etc.
• Full control of the app without taking off your headset. Click the VR menu using gaze, gamepad, or screen tap.
• Full touch menu also included
• Save screenshots from any source to any folder on your device
• Tweak the advanced settings to get the best performance on almost any phone, and prevent overheating or excessive battery drain.
• For web streams, you can select high or low quality, which is useful if you need to limit data usage.
Detailed support documents
• The in-app help screens include common troubleshooting info, and links to additional info, tutorials, related downloads, and how to get support.