The Guardian VR 12+

Guardian News and Media Limited

    • 4.1 • 25 Ratings
    • Free

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Step inside the story.

Guardian VR fuses rigorous journalism with innovative storytelling.

Whether it’s living in solitary confinement, struggling as an asylum seeker or seeing through a baby’s eyes, you can now experience all of these stories from a different point of view.

Just pop your iPhone into a Google Cardboard headset and you’ll be able to watch and interact as events unfold around you.

Keep coming back for new content - we’ll be bringing you different pieces regularly.

For the best experience we recommend using an iPhone 6s and above, running iOS 10 and above.

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What’s New

Version 3.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

The GuardianVR app is now Google Cardboard compatible.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Sammy6000 ,


Shows how powerful a journalistic tool VR can be in letting you see the world and other people’s stories from the inside out. Showing you knew perspectives and actually increasing your empathy for certain situations and experiences

ShortyMcStompy ,

Great content AWFUL download mechanism

When you can finally get to the content it’s fascinating but the download mechanics for the App are horrid.

Downloading a video is super slow due to the file size but if you exit the app or even just let the screen timeout/lock the download not only stops but is lost entirely. When you reopen the app you have to start the download all over again. The final kick in the crotch is that even if you strictly stay in the app and keep the screen unlocked the app will just crash at random and YOU GUESSED IT your download is lost and you get to start all over again.

Jonny2027 ,


Brilliant content and didn’t have any problems with downloads. They were slow but I guess that’s because they are big videos.

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