Never miss a bedtime story with Samsung VR Stories

If you’re away or working late and can’t be there for your child’s bedtime story, all you need is a VR headset – and it’s as if you’re in the room with them…

11 May 2016


Samsung bedtime stories 

Credit: Samsung

With longer working hours and busy schedules that often mean we don’t get home ‘til late, more and more of us are missing out on spending quality time with our kids in the evenings. 

So imagine if there was a way to share a bedtime story with them – even when you’re not in the same room. With Samsung’s Bedtime VR Stories you can do just that. The virtual reality app for your Android phone means bedtime stories know no boundaries. Find out more…



What is Samsung Bedtime VR Stories?

When you’re away or working late, an end-of-day phone call or video chat with your child is a nice way to check in before bedtime – but it’s not the same as actually being there in the room with them.

Now with the help of a Gear VR headset and a Google Cardboard headset for your child you can both take part in a virtual story. In it, you can hear each other through a special technology called VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol), play along with the characters on screen and even interact by virtually holding hands.

Simply load up the story and invite your child to join. Then plug your phone into your headset to immerse yourself in the virtual world.

See how it works.


What kind of stories can I read?

The first story Samsung has released is called The Most Wonderful Place to Be and lasts for about 6-7 minutes. You’ll be taken through 3 different worlds, meeting characters like Jen the Penguin, Dan the Dinosaur and Jo the Robot along the way. 

To make the experience even more interactive, your child can customise their Google Cardboard Headset with a special mask based on each of the characters.

Find out more about Google Cardboard.

You can also watch the story as a 360-degree YouTube video.


When can I get it?

Right now VR Stories is still being tested, and there’s no official word on its release date as yet.

Still this is an exciting development for VR, showing that it’s not just for gamers or using on your own. It opens up a lot of possibilities for other ways you could use a headset to connect with faraway friends and family – making distances between you seem much shorter.

Find out more about some of the other ways you could be using VR in future.