The UNT Media Library began offering access to virtual reality devices in fall 2015. This collection is growing as new technology, games, and devices evolve to support student, faculty, and staff interests in research and recreation.
VR in the Media Library
We offer several ways to experience virtual and augmented reality in our space and at home. Search the catalog for virtual reality devices for a list of our devices. In-house use items prompt the student to reserve the space for use.
360 & VR
YouTube (Virtual Reality)
YouTube’s official VR channel features the newest and best VR-ready videos on the platform. You can visit this site using PC or download the YouTube VR app for your phone. The phone app allows you to choose the cardboard setting to use a VR headset to view a video in VR. Here are a few specific resources to get you started:
Google Arts & Culture
Experience immersive, virtual journeys. This phone app allows you to either lead or follow along on an expedition. Google Earth VR
Explore the world from totally new perspectives. Google Earth is another app you can download to a smartphone for use in a VR headset. This software can also be used on the HTC Vive using the Steam platform. Steam
Steam is a free entertainment platform that manages the rights for digital content. You can download this platform and download software for use with the Oculus and HTC Vive. Each Steam product indicates the platform and device it requires. Here are a few free Steam experiences to get you started:
This site offer access to innovative, entertaining, and informative story-based virtual reality. Within is available as a smartphone app and on the HTCVive, Oculus, and other open source VR devices (OSVR) YouVisit VR App
This is a phone app that you can use to experience VR. Guardian VR
The Guardian lets you step inside a story. Some of their stories include:
6 x 9: a virtual experience of solitary confinement
Underworld: a virtual exploration of London's sewers
Arctic 360: a virtual experience of a disappearing landscape