Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard for Pc

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Last Updated: 2016-03-14
  • Current version: 1.2
  • File size: 122.26 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Google Cardboard on your Windows PC

Download Google Cardboard for Windows: Google Cardboard is an Entertainment App, developed by Google, Inc.. The Entertainment App was officially released 2015-05-29. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Google, Inc., with the latest current version being 1.2 which was officially released on 2016-03-14. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 976 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3.5 out of a possible 5.

Using Google Cardboard on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Google Cardboard on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Google Cardboard for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Google Cardboard in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Google Cardboard application icon. A window of Google Cardboard will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Google Cardboard icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Google Cardboard

Developer Description

Cardboard puts virtual reality on your iPhone. The Google Cardboard app helps you set up a Cardboard viewer and includes a few experiences to get you started: Explorer: Explore exciting environments. Exhibit: View 3D objects from a museum collection. Urban Hike: Take a hike through iconic cities around the world. Kaleidoscope: Enjoy a fun stereoscopic take on the old classic. Arctic Journey: Fly alongside Arctic terns, create your own flower garden, relax under the northern lights and more. To fully enjoy this app you'll need a Cardboard viewer. Learn more and get your own Cardboard viewer at Supported devices: iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c. Do not use this app while driving, walking, or otherwise by being distracted or disoriented from real world situations that prevent you from obeying traffic or safety laws.

App Reviews

  • Needs more!

    By SuperCullen004
    When I say it needs more I mean it needs more fixes, more demos, and more choices. I would like to mention the biggest problem. I have my headset set up. It knows what I’m using but I’ve spent up to ten minutes at the “Place your phone into your viewer” and “rotate to navigate back screens”. Also I found the demos hard to use. When I got to them of course. However, I like the graphics on the realistic and the kind of “crystalline and 3D figure” style. But I think the flying one is amazing when I can do it. Although I get 15 seconds and that’s it. I which it was longer because I have to spend 20 minutes trying to get into the demo only to go flying for 20 seconds. Left a bad taste in my mouth to the point where I’ve debated to keep it or not.
  • Amazing peak at a VR future

    By DJPlayboi
    Google cardboard paired with any inexpensive VR cardboard device creates an immersive experience unlike any other app you've downloaded. I bought the 360fly cardboard VR headset at bestbuy and it worked wonderfully with this product. I scared my siblings with the sisters app, and did a virtual street view tour of my childhood home. The possibilities are endless. I can't wait to see what future apps take advantage of cardboard. The best part is, the button featured on my VR headset works flawlessly, it seems unlikely that it would be compatible since its apple but everything works as advertised. Playing on iPhone 6s Plus.
  • Love this!

    By Zotial
    I love this app! It works great with a Utopia 360° and of course the google cardboard because this app was made for that! Can’t wait till these demos become finished and then fully released! That will be something to look forward to!! The graphics are amazing on this app and everything works! The only thing I wished is that on the Arctic VR Demo is that while flying you could do it as long as you want and whatever you look you’ll go with the other Arctic Terns. But I still love this app!
  • Great app but...

    By Adrianna :D
    Great app! Has a list of virtual reality apps. I would give it five stars but there is only one big problem for me. The button at the top of a google cardboard virtual reality headset. That would be so easy to press except for the fact that I don't have a google cardboard headset. I have a different brand of virtual reality. It's hard for me to select stuff in the apps because I have to take off the headset and take my phone out, to just select something. Please figure out another way to select an option, or else my review must stay the same for now :( Other then that, great app!
  • Great App!!!

    By Devy Liz
    This is a great app for an introduction to VR. It’s tons of fun to mess around with. It doesn’t have the best quality picture but it’s not meant to be the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. It doesn’t have a ton of content but the app is free. There are other apps you can get that are compatible with the Google Cardboard. Most of the other reviews are people complaining about how their off brand VR headsets don’t have a button to work the app and that is their fault for not buying the actual headset meant to go with the app.
  • Great!

    By This is a 🤖😼
    For all of you out there complaining that your headset doesn’t have a button, you need a Cardboard viewer in order for it to work. I use a Merge 360 Viewer with an iPhone SE, if you’re wondering. Anyway, this app worked out great! Although I wish that there was more to do, I guess I can’t complain, as this a free VR experience. A big thanks to Google for making such a cheap yet impressive form of Virtual Reality!
  • Fun gimmick, sorta like stereo photography

    By Grunt head
    Fun to use initially, besides the demos, the app seems to function as a launcher. I couldn't figure out how to access the camera to make my own 3d vr panos. Later, I found the spherical camera in Google Streetview app, that wasnt clear to me at first. Google cardboard is cheap , but the assembly isn't that clear, they must've hired the people from ikea to create the assembly instructions. This type of 3d is more immersive than looking at stereograms, but the viewer is practically identical, still fun to look at.
  • Awesome

    By GearieWax
    Okay, so for basically what every 1-2 star says... Get one with a button. Disable Auto-Lock. Take off your glasses. But otherwise, flawless! 15 dollars and you can get SO MUCH out of it! Arctic Journey is really calming and looks amazing (the whole demo is made of polygonal landscapes and it looks like someone could make a full game out of it), the other demos are cool, and there's just SO much potential with this!
  • I have a question!

    By DarthNavillus
    Okay, so I love this app and my new be headset, but I have a question. I was messing around on the app and it brought me to space and if I pushed the trigger, it would go to light speed until I hit the trigger again. Now, I can't figure out how I did it. Is there any way you or anyone else could tell me how I did it? It was really cool!
  • Works great

    By Pqsoc
    Works great even on the iphone 7 and 8. Some graphics could be a bit better like the flying on but overall a fantastic fun using. Its very simple to navigate, turn your head left or right and pause for the menu and objects then just push the top button on view finder. Very happy and my kids live it too...