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Discovery VR is a library of virtual reality (VR) content from the Discovery Network, known for their often educational and entertaining television shows and web content. Discover VR is rated for users 9 and up, and is free to download from the iTunes app store and the Google Play store.

About Discovery VR for Cardboard
In-App Purchases
None
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Everyone

What is Discovery VR for Cardboard?

The Discovery VR app was designed to bring the Discovery Network to another level of immersive experience. Viewers have access to a wide variety of Discovery content, taking them to places and adventures across the globe. The app is free to download from both the iTunes app store and the Google Play store

 

Discovery VR is a library of virtual reality (VR) content from the Discovery Network, known for their often educational and entertaining television shows and web content. With this app, viewers can access exclusive content from a number of shows featured on the Discovery Channel, including Shark Week, Deadliest Catch, and MythBusters.

 

Beyond the shows, the content library includes specially created adventures and destinations for viewers to stoke their curiosity or explore a world that has always fascinated them. Some adventures include mountain biking, roller coasters, swimming with elephants, sword fights with Samurais in Japan, and more.

 

The goal is an immersive experience that takes viewers further than the TV screen and closer to a first-hand trip to far-off lands and cultures. The app supports a number of VR devices, including Oculus Rift, Samsung Headset, HTC Vive, Google Daydream, and Discovery VR Cardboard apps.

 

Though the app is grand in scope, reviews have been underwhelming, with users complaining about a number of bugs and slow load times that affect functionality, which is to be expected with the relatively new space of VR technology. Discovery is constantly working to fix the issues, but the problems can be frustrating. Discover VR is rated for users 9 and up, and is free to download from the iTunes app store and the Google Play store.  

Is Discovery VR for Cardboard safe for my kids?

Discovery VR is a safe app for kids that are old enough to use VR devices. Parents should know that most VR headsets recommend that kids under 12 do not use the device, as it can cause disorientation and damage to young eyes.

While most videos are safe, there are some which may include a certain level of violence present in nature, such as sharks and other predators. These videos are not created to scare anyone, but in an educational and explorative manner that is in almost every case more helpful than harmful to curious kids.

The Discovery Channel is a well-respected creator of this kind of content. Parents who are worried about some of the more mature aspects of the content may want to sample some of the videos themselves and possibly create a “Watch Later” library for kids to view, so they have an idea of what their children will be watching.

Besides the infrequently and mildly mature nature of the content, parents have little to worry about, as the app does not feature any kind of social platform where kids might encounter stranger danger or cyberbullying.

Viewers of all ages benefit from the immersive experience of adventure and exploration, as they are exposed to new worlds of both people and animals, natural phenomenon, and other educational content.

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Discovery VR for Cardboard Parent Rating

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