Google Cardboard brings immersive experiences to everyone in a simple and affordable way. To view, insert a smart phone into the Cardboard headset, for example and load any of the free or paid content. Eg. search Youtube “360 videos” or “VR videos”. Many of the youtube videos have a little symbol of the cardboard view glasses, which, when switched to, may enhance viewing.
Technically, true ‘Virtual Reality’ is where you can interact with the content, eg reach out and move objects, such as in a Game. 360 videos allow you to look around, up, behind you etc and see video content such as sky diving, scuba diving or exploring a tourist site or town etc
Whether you fold your own or buy a Works with Google Cardboard certified viewer, you’re just one step away from experiencing virtual reality on your smartphone.