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Top 10 Most Viewed VR Videos of 2019

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Nick Rasmussen

Founder & Editorial Manager at VR Today Magazine
Nick is the founder and editorial manager at VR Today Magazine. After several years working as a new-media specialist at the global tech-giant marketplace Envato, Nick founded VR Today Magazine with the vision of popularizing and reporting on virtual reality and immersive technology.
Nick Rasmussen

VR keeps making strides this year. With the Oculus Quest, Go and Vive Cosmos all being out soon, it seems the wave of immersive technology is riding on an all-time high. With so many of you out there, equipped with HMD’s of one form or another, we thought we’d take the opportunity to share with you, another list of the best content of the year. Today’s list feature content ranging from elevator experiences, Spongebob fan projects and even Polynesian dessert-making.

That’s right – a little bit for just about anyone, and true to tradition, several roller coaster experiences has made it to the top 10 this year.

How to watch: Skybox VR Video Player

Watching these videos in their highest resolution (and when possible, 3D too) is pivotal to getting the very best experience available, and we do want you to get the best out of it! We therefore recommend that you get a hold of Skybox as it currently holds the #1 spot on the list of the most user-friendly VR video players out there.

Having trouble? Head over to howtogeek.com and read through their in-depth guide: How to Watch Any Video on Oculus Go, Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR, or Daydream.

 

Previous editions: Most Viewed VR Videos

If you haven’t yet checked out our previous 2016 and 2017 installment in the series (2018 version coming soon), make sure to head their way so you can get caught up. With that out of the way, we present to you the most popular, most viewed 360/180 VR videos of 2019:

 

10. Granny is Bonnie

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If you have ever heard of Five Nights at Freddy’s, this first 360° video is going to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Not only is it scary, but the realistic textures and classic horror-like sound effects makes the whole experience even more immersive.

If you happen to have a thing for horror-games and liked this one, we highly recommend that you head over to our list of the creepiest VR horror games available this year.

Channel: Game World Cinema
Published on: Mar 1, 2019
Shot in: 360° VR video
View Count
: 2,311,903

 

9. El Postre Más Difícil Del Mundo (VR180)

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Ready for desserts, 180 degree video and Polynesian pop culture? Well, if that’s not what you had planned today, we won’t pretend to act surprised. Still, the video is very well done, and even though we don’t understand a word being said, the dessert does look delicious, and the video is hard not to enjoy!

Channel: LosPolinesios
Published on: Jun 12, 2019
Shot in: 180° VR Video
View Count
: 2,402,763

 

8. Sea Monsters Roller Coaster: 360° Virtual Reality Experience

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Time for another roller coaster experience. If you like sharks, sea monsters and beautiful 3D scenery, this video should be the first video on our list you take for a spin. Apart from being available in gorgeous 4K, it also happens to be served in 60 frames per second, making the nautical journey into the depths of the ocean an even more life-like endeavor.

Channel: Interactive Rotation
Published on: Mar 24, 2019
Shot in: 360° VR video
View Count
: 2,440,417

 

7. Spongebob Squarepants

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 Secret Formula?

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Spongebob Squarepantgs is going to pop up twice in today’s list, as the YouTuber, Khanflicks has been doing extraordinary things with the franchise, bringing it to live in gorgeous VR 3D video. This first episode is called “Secret Formula?” and is currently sitting at over 2 million views.

Channel: Khanflicks ☑️
Published on:
Jul 13, 2019
Shot in: 360° VR video
View Count
: 2,444,941

 

6. Pokemons in Granny's House VR (360°)

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Ready for an eerily spooky VR experience? This particular 360° VR video contains elements from several loving franchises across popular gaming culture. The video is fanmade, and every single model presented is leaps and bounds above what could be expected as a non-commercial fan product. Impressive work by Game World Cinema.

Channel: Game World Cinema
Published on: Mar 4, 2019
Shot in: 360° VR video
View Count
: 3,086,276

 

5. Roller Coaster Video - 8K

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Rollercoasters is something that will never, ever go out of style in the VR space, so we didn’t look too surprised when this roller coaster video (which is surprisingly well done) made it to the top of the list. If you’re prone to motion sickness, you may want to call a pass on this one though. This one particular 360 video contains an 8k mode, so you may want to download it first, unles you’re on super-sonic WiFi.

Channel: 4K vacation 360 VR
Published on: Jan 10, 2019
Shot in: 360° VR video
View Count
: 3,166,333

 

4. Spongebob Squarepants

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 Where's Garry?

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This next installment of KhanFlick’s Spongebob Squarepants, “Where’s Gary”, is a bit shorter than our previous mention, but sky-rocketed to top of the viewing chart with a whopping 3.7 million views as of the time of wriing this article. If this truly is some of his first 360 work, we are highly impressed!

Channel: KhanFlicks
Published on: Mar 11, 2019
Shot in: 360° VR video
View Count
: 3,797,486

 

3. Snapple - Running Hug (180- Degree Video)

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Snapple has produced a 180° VR video for their latest product, a Watermelon lemonade. The video ad is incredibly short (clocking in at a total 18 seconds), and manages to make the very most of every single frame. A solid entry on today’s list, and from a channel that has a history of making well-received brand videos. Not an easy thing to do!

Channel: Snapple
Published on: Apr 15, 2019
Shot in: 180° VR video
View Count
: 6,740,774

 

2. Marshmello - Here We Go Again (360° VR Music Video)

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Marshmello, the American DJ has been picking up 360° VR video for his latest music video, “”Here We Go Again””. Picking up more than 4 million views in less than 60 days is quite an accomplishment, and the video is as high quality as it is trippy.

Channel: Marshmello
Published on: Jul 3, 2019
Shot in: 360° VR video
View Count
: 4,388,905

 

1. Sherlock vs Dracula epic fight in 360° | Inside your PocketBook | VR | 4K

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The team over at Pockoetbook brought out the big guns when they shot this massive 360° ad earlier this year in April. The ad doesn’t utilize a lot of depth, being confined to the space of an old-school elevator which serves as the only place of interest for the duration of its 2-minute run length.

Success doesn’t even begin to describe how well this video has been doing since launch earlier this year. It knocks off our 2nd and 3rd video on today’s list with more than 10 million views!

The ad was brought to life with the help of 50 team members over 2 locations, 18 hours on the scene with 3 professional stuntmen and 7 different actors. Worth mentioning in this one is the high production level. Every single one of these scenes have been decorated to perfection. It’s no surprise that the video has accumulated over 14 million views this fast!

Channel: PocketBook
Published on: Apr 8, 2019
Shot in: 360° VR video
View Count
: 14,838,709

 

Summary: Top 10 Most Viewed VR Videos of 2019

That wraps up today’s list of the most viewed VR videos of the year. We know there’s still 3 months to go on the clock before the article can really boast to be “best of the year”, but so far, this is what the landscape looks like. From an editorial viewpoint, it’s really interesting to see that there are so many experimental and non-corporate videos making it so high on the list. A healthy community and fan-base is the true tell-tale signs of any new emerging industry, and by the looks of it – VR video and 360/180 content is here to stay. What do you think of today’s list? Did we miss anything? If so, let us know in the comments below and we’ll see to it.

 

Want more VR video lists?

If you’ve made it to the end of the list, and want to keep exploring VR video, we have our top lists from 2016 and 2017 for you to dig through, HMD in hand. The 2018 version will be here soon too!

Stay tuned, as more updates on the latest and greatest VR video content is just around the corner!

Written by Nick Rasmussen

Nick is the founder and editorial manager at VR Today Magazine. After several years working as a new-media specialist at the global tech-giant marketplace Envato, Nick founded VR Today Magazine with the vision of popularizing and reporting on virtual reality and immersive technology.

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