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Universal app (iPhone/iPod Touch & iPad)

Category: News | Release Date: November 4, 2015

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Price: Free

App Details

Developer: The New York Times Company

Genre: News

Current Version: 2.2.0

File Size: 20.84 MB

Age Rating: 12+

Ratings: 3.00 (5 votes)


Through virtual reality, The New York Times put you at the center of the stories that only we can tell.

From embedding with Iraqi forces as they fight to retake Falluja from ISIS, to climbing the spire of the World Trade Center with professional mountaineer Jimmy Chin or setting foot the alien world of Pluto, NYT VR delivers on the promise of VR to bring you places you can’t normally go.

Experience our award-winning virtual reality films by New York Times journalists, in an immersive 360-degree video experience.

For the most immersive NYT VR experience, watch our VR films with Google Cardboard. If you don’t have one, you can still watch our VR stories on your smartphone.

We’ll be posting new virtual reality films every month or so.

App Features:
-Exclusive 360 videos for Cardboard or smartphone-only mode
-Option to stream or download films

Have feedback? Need help? Email NYTVR@nytimes.com.

What's new in version 2.2.0

We fixed a bug related to sharing.

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App Changes

  • Version 2.2.0 released Nov 4, 2015
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iOS Compatibility & Supported Devices

NYT VR requires iOS 8.2 or later, and supported on the following devices: iPhone 6 ,iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 6G or newer.

Click the button below to download it from the iTunes store using your iPhone or visit the app's download page for android and other platforms.

Developer site: NYT VR support

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Our Verdict: Average!

Recent Reviews

4 out of 5
Great Content! But hard to find.

I love the consistent and current content! But I wish there was a search feature to make it easier to...

By MrFricano.
March 7, 2017
5 out of 5
Great app

Beautiful app

By Zo11201.
February 25, 2017
5 out of 5
What a trip!

With some cardboard, two lenses, and a smart phone, this app works very well. Perhaps I'm easily impressed but I...

By Kurtjens.
January 30, 2017

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