It's time to take phone based VR experiences to the next level with Google Daydream.

Google Daydream has arrived, bringing a slew of terrific apps with it. There are a fair few to pick from and try out, but you may already recognize a few from PlayStation VR and Gear VR. If you don't have the time to try all of them out, then don't worry! We've collected the best free apps on Google Daydream for you.

Invasion

Invasion

Invasion is an award winning short film that will steal your heart, while you are right in the middle of the action. When a pair of not-so-bright aliens beam down to a snowy lake on Earth, intent to take over the planet it's up to a pair of adorable rabbits to save the world from certain doom.

You view the movie from the point of view of one of the rabbits. It's a short, adorable film that is a great way to jump into VR if you're just getting started.

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VR Karts: Sprint

VR Karts: Sprint

Just about everybody enjoys a good kart racing game. VR Karts: Sprint offers a fun kart racing game where you can play against friends online, or against AI players. Either way you decide to go, you'll be able to pick up a variety of power ups which can cause issues for your opponents.

You'll also be able to customize your kart to your liking, and get access to a championship trophy mode to play through.

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Fantastic Beasts

Fantastic Beasts

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is back, with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. While the movie won't be out until the end of the week, Warner Bros has released this awesome VR experience that allows you to step into the wizarding world. You'll be able to take a lesson in Herbology, and it's a ton of fun... no matter which Hogwarts house you might claim allegiance to.

You'll also be able to interact with a limited number of magical creatures. It's spellbinding fun, and a great way to pass time for anyone who is losing their mind waiting for the movie to be released.

Fantastic Beasts

PolyRunner VR

PolyRunner VR

If you were hoping for a fun, fast paced game on this list, then you are in luck. PolyRunner VR is a space runner game that quickly becomes addictive as you fly through a variety of environments. The graphics are sweet and simple, allowing you to enjoy the experience without getting lost in the landscape as you go. The terrain changes as you go, and you'll be able to pick up power ups and boosts to help you along the way.

This is an easy game to pick up, but a difficult one to master. PolyRunner will have you hooked on flying before you even know it, especially in first-person mode.

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YouTube

Youtube

YouTube has long since become a staple of the way we use the internet. For many people a significant chunk of their time on the internet is spent browsing videos there. So it's fantastic to see Google made sure it's on the initial list of Google Daydream apps.

With spatial audio that will change depending on where you are looking, a theater mode for rectangular videos, and 360 videos that put you in the center of the action, there is plenty to see and do here.

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