With the recent acquisition of a Samsung Galaxy VR, I have been playing around with an assortment of both paid and free apps. One of the essential free apps (but requires a paid subscription in case you live under a rock) on any platform is Netflix, which is still true on the Samsung Gear VR. Powered by Oculus, the Netflix VR app takes you to a virtual living room which might be more comfortable and nicer than the one you are actually are in. With no skimping involved, this version of Netflix offers the same you would find on any other iteration of the streaming service. The coolest feature is that by some sort of technological wizardry, your perception of the virtual screen in front of you will most likely be one that is bigger than your real tv. It is an awesome experience, if for the scenery alone. The space you are in is full decorated, with an awesome view and Netflix exclusive title posters displayed on the walls. When you start streaming a title, the lighting in the room dims down to set the mood. The colors from the screen even reflect on the table and walls of the room! Its quite the experience, and works just as well as any other version of the app without taking a hit in quality. I wouldn't recommend binge watching anything though, because it is almost a given that you'll lose track of time or get disoriented.
Since this is an editorial on the app, I'm going to go ahead and toss a review score on here.
+Works just as good as any other iteration of the app
+Might Be better than watching in your actual living room
-No VR Exclusive Content....yet
By Edwin Velez
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