Cardboard APK

Version 1.9 -
Last updated: 2020-01-25 15:07:54

Experience virtual reality on your smartphone with Cardboard.

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Download Version 1.9 (190123204)
Apk Size80.47 MB
App DeveloperGoogle Inc.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.4.x and up

Download Cardboard 1.9 APK

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Cardboard is google,samples,apps,cardboarddemo,libraries,demo,cardboard, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.41 by 328 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Google Inc. website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.4.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.9 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than Cardboard APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 397573+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Cardboard puts virtual reality on your smartphone. The Cardboard app helps you launch your favourite VR experiences, discover new apps and set up a viewer.
 Try out a set of the demos included, as well:
 Fly wherever your fancy takes you on Google Earth.
 Visit Versailles with a local guide.
 Watch your videos on a massive screen.
 Examine cultural artefacts from every angle.
 Look around the photo spheres that you've captured.
 Fly beside 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 Share your experience through our Google+ community at
By using this app, you agree to be bound by our Google Terms of Service (Google ToS,, Google's general Privacy Policy ( and the additional terms below. This app is a Service, as defined in the Google ToS, and the terms regarding software in our Services apply to your use of this app.
Do not use this app while driving, walking or in any way that distracts you from real-world situations and prevents you from obeying traffic or safety laws. 

App ChangeLog

  • Get a taste of what's possible in VR with the brand-new Arctic Journey demo: fly beside Arctic terns, plant a field of flowers, relax under a sky full of stars and more.

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

I'm disappointed, as I can no longer find the Google Earth feature that I really enjoyed. Where is it? The update a while back absolutely destroyed this app for me. Also the tutorial gives no info except how to tilt the viewer and back out. I would like the Earth feature back exactly as it was. I had rated this 5 stars before the awful update.

For those complaining about issues with the less expensive Samsung models, such as J3 emerge (as seen below v), perhaps taking hardware into consideration before just buying anything off the shelf because its "on sale". Don't just buy it cause it's the most recent and economic version out on Amazon. Compare phone specs. and limitations. Read reviews and compare. It's not Google's fault you bought the bad apple of the J3 series. Works great on my J3 Prime. Even runs well on my Grand Prime...

I tried to use this with a different type of viewer with no button. All it kept asking me was for a qr code. Constantly. No way around it. It got just to frustrating for me. I'll go pay my $.99 for the no ads and user friendly interface than this joke of an app.

Guys, your app messed with the vr on youtube and now its calibrated all funny, I put on the headset and then everything looks like I have double vision, I know what I'm talking about, since I downloaded this app it messed up the vr on youtube, please tell me how I can fix this issue please, Google isn't much help, I think I'm the only one having this issue

I would have given a previous version of this app 5 stars, but the current version has removed the VR version of Google Earth. I have not had the opportunity to travel very much, so exploring the 3D models in VR through Google Earth was a fun activity for me. But without any warning or input from users, Google has taken that feature away, and there's not much going for the app without it. Unless you want to play Arctic Journey over and over, just skip this one.

After years Google still hasn't solved the glaring control issues with Cardboard. Game controllers still don't work or are simply too buggy to use and the option to wait and select objects is not there. If I can't interact with app then what's the point in having it?

For those upset about Google Earth no longer being available, it is likely due to Google no longer making Earth available as a standalone app. The only way to run Earth at this time is as an extension to Google Chrome, and only Chrome. Can't run it on Firefox, Opera, Edge or any other browser. It is a complete pain. No idea why they would do something so stupid.

I downloaded it to enlarge the two screens, the app doesn't do anything. I can't watch YouTube in VR because the split screen is small, how can I enlarge it? I don't have the stamp code :(

It works well. Recently however I've had an issue on my LG V30 where everything in vr mode is flipped 90 degrees clockwise. I haven't used the vr functions for a long while, but when I tried to do so recently, this bug kept occurring and made vr unusable. If there is a fix out there, please let me know, and I'll be able to bump the rating back up to a four or five stars. In its unusable state, it is currently, and unfortunately, only a one star for me.

Completely unusable, the screen is tilted 90° to the left. Google vr doesn't work in its entirety. This could be because I'm on Samsung s8 and cardboard doesn't like the gear vr app

It is good for people who use the cardboard br headsets. I know it is not meant for people who dont use it but I would still like to. My headset does not have the button on the top right where I can click on the screen on my phone. I would like to use the relax feature in artic mode and look at the fox & birds. But to click on a button, i have to continually take my phone out and do it manually. If the feature that allows me to hover over the button to select it, that would be more convenient.

Great intro to mobile VR! I'm disappointed that I couldn't use it with my phone (due to a notch) but that's more of the manufacturers fault than anything. I would recommend downloading.

Puts a lock icon during game and requires you to take off headset and swipe the Lock screen very annoying. Other than that great.

If you watch a movie,there's no problem cause it makes you feel like in a cinema. But i watch game videos a lot. When you watch some game videos it feels not as good as watching a movie.Because you wont feel like in the “videos” it is more like enlarge pictures and projected on a big screen,and there's no way to solve this problem.No app No option No setting. Hope you could sovle this by making a app or put new features in this app to solve it.

I didn't know about this app....I just happened upon it when I was watching a video of Abbey Rain on a casting couch production via the Aloha's great!! Thanks Google for providing the VR experience through my Android. 👏👏

It doesn't really do anything. You can get all the vr apps from the play store. It doesn't access any app except Google Expeditions, also available on the play store. 360 videos is just a youtube link. It may be convenient as a link app, but since it won't transfer to the SD card, it's not worth the space it takes up.

The app is terrible, it doesn't even work for me and just said cardboard has stopped and won't even work if you leave it alone for a while. Terrible app, don't get. Please fix this.

Wouldn't switch viewer. Useless to me. Help prompts addressed issue, but prompts were non existent. Probably my phone.

Is it sawpost to move the image to the left? May you please fix it. Thank you. To be helpful my phone is an Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna pro. Version 6.0.1.

That's it. I've given up on VR app.None of them are good. Everyone if them drifts to the left ,causing me to keep turning my head.

confusing, feature poor, exact same unfinished app as it was 2 years ago when last tried. So hard to set up any headset other than the google cardboard one that it is not worth it...

cant use with my freefly viewer. I scanned the codes and this is the app it asked me to download. but it won't work. its asking me to click the tab/flap button on the top right but it's not there because it's not a cardboard viewer but this is what it told me to download.

Doesn't really set up with my phone. Other vr apps will prompt to go to Cardboard to calibrate the phone and/or viewer, but again, it doesn't play well with my Galaxy J7 Crown.

Like some other review said, the first screen prompted me to pay £99 for a vr headset when i had a and different way cheaper one. So i couldnt use it without paying

So you made it useless by removing google earth - the only good feature of vr. So i can't get any apps for it, and you can't use it for google earth. Is that project discontinued? Such a shame. You probably stroke a deal with htc and samsung to leave it just so we get their vr devices for google earth. Shame on you google. You were the champion but now you're turning into a villain.

the updated version of the application isn't difficult... It maybe a little off-putting, but it's still averaged. it's still kind of trouubling at how there is only two screens separately though.

I don't really like this because I can't seem to make the vr set to my goggles because it is from miniso and I can't find a code or qr code, and also please make a feature to edit the viewer manually by typing how many ppi is on a phone or by zooming with fingers

Nothing to do theres no apps for it at all. Just the demos only. Click on get more apps and google play store pops up saying not found.

The vr camera keeps on turning even though i am not moving it anyone else have this issue?

well this app is brilliant but i have just got a pixel 3a and there is a big black bar on onr side of the screen making vr unusable because it shifts the display. hopefully this will be fixed or there is a solution to fix it😁

Pretty fun but sad I don't have a Cardboard, Instead I use a cardboard box to watch. Edit; way fun with a real VR box!

I have used this app in my school before and it worked well then. but using it with my own phone it doesn't work well at all. 1. the screen is too small so i have to flip my phone for a better view and even then most of my screen is black. 2. to optimize it for the specific viewer i have is to scan a QR code on the viewer. this app should be optimized for most viewers not for just it's own.

It was great at first, but then the camera got suuuuuuper uncomfortable and weird. It was just out of nowhere that you just couldn't see anything naturally.

I wish I could use this, it seems great, but I don't have Google cardboard so I can't click on any of the buttons without taking my phone out of the goggles I have. if this were changed (and I know this was made specifically for Google cardboard but it would still be great with any type of goggles) I would definitely keep this app

Cardboard was my first VR experience, and it was mindblowing! With how cheap/accessible the headset is, this is a must try for everyone with a smartphone.

Only seems to work with Cardboard or Daydream... Needs to learn to incorporate use of other controllers and mounts.

Everything else is great except the fact that the google earth demo wouldn't pop up on the demo menu which was the best part. but ok.

Can't play VR anymore WE reading required and does not work.

So you developers have made one point very apparent. You LOVE useless buttons. Especially when in vr you are very close to the screen. The two useless buttons on the top left and the top right are ridiculously annoying and there are no settings to remove them. As brilliant as you are these two icons are useless when using a cardboard. Make at least an option to remove them. They are not even part of apps or something. They are just like an useless overlay. Hope some dev sees this.

Why does it get stuck in a loop when trying to select a vr headset SORT IT OUT!!!!!!!!!!

Fabulous , I enjoyed using this app but, would be more great if you give Back button in Earth, Tour etc. to come back to main screen. Secondly give option in app to allow width and height of screen as mobile comes in various size. In Earth there is very fast movement towards place which should be slow. Mask i enjoyed. Tour i enjoyed but, get confusing with Right of me or app. Create VR online Tour plan along with Ok Google AI Guide so that world can book ticket and attend. Hopefully for future.

It came up on the no controer needed and you need a controller don't get this app unless you have the controller!!!!!!

With probably some update the app does not recognize any viewer profile QR codes anymore. Tells me "unrecognized QR Code" for any viewer, incl Google Cardboard 2 and Desktek. On Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Barcodes worked fine a couple of months ago when using Huawei Mate 8 and probably an older version of the app, but now even on the Mate 8, barcodes that worked before aren't recognized anymore.

Wheres all the content...? There is only 1 360° demo and nothing else to download or interact with. I would like to 'walk' around a 3D scene, but there is nothing...

This is the worst thing since hittler, they made YouTube not work with any vr headset besides the google cardboard bullsh*t , and it makes you download this app, that only works for cardboard, HORRIBLE APP, google ruined YouTube, and it KEEPS GETTING WORSE

the first app from google i got wrost. this app is a wrost app for shinecon,vr box,procus etc. this app doesnot support any external videos just only youtube videos. very bad app.

I like using VR but sometimes it glitches and one side is different than the other so it looks like double vision so can you please fix this and its doing the same thing on YouTube

Good app, but what it does and always has needed is the ability to use a saved image for the QR code source.

App is Good but One big problem, How to control brightness? It really killing my eyes.

Complete and utter B.S. Doesn't work because it can't read a QR code. The app hasn't been updated for almost 2 years, which sucks because apparently I have pictures in vr, and THIS was suggested. An absolute waste of space in my phone. It's useless unless it gets updated. 🙄

I have a Samsung J3 emerge. I purchased it specifically because it has a gyro and would be compatible with VR apps. Tracking is so slow, and there's so much drift it's not even worth it. Google apparently knows of the issue, and has no intention of fixing it. The 3d effect is nice, but with the lag, it's instant motion sickness.

idk what you guys decided to change in your app, but EVERY. SINGLE. QR CODE. just comes back as "unrecognized qr code.". When all the QR code .png in my folder have previously worked with this app before switching back n forth. And i know its not an connection issue otherwise i wouldnt be publishing this review right now.

Can you please add a toggle switch to this app so that we can view games in normal mode instead of VR mode. The VR mode usually doesn't work out for me and a lot of games I know of that are made for VR actually look better in normal screen mode so please add a toggle switch to turn VR mode off in any cardboard game. That would be much appreciated thank you.

it's generally really great, but when I got a new headset it refused to scan the code and my phone started glitching out when I tried to use any of it's VR features, didn't help that the support website was repetative and unable to provide any help with the situation.

there neeeds to be a way to select a headset type without scanning the barcode. I waa hoping to use an old phone but the camerat is broken so failed at the first hurdle

Opens then close immediately.... I've uninstalled and reinstalled 3 times now. Not impressed...

Im rating 5 Star... But say no useful. Pls Guys understand first one thing. This is not a useful app but Essential. Note :- Who ever use VR Devices they are all also go for VR Apps. Previously settings are independent but now its not. Yes, this app take the control of your VR app Visual Settongs by Configuring. Also dont Uninstall. If you uninstall then immediately you lost your configure setting. Then again you need to be configure. OK... COOL

It was OK but for some reason it would not work with my vr Bluetooth controller unless I set it to mouse mode instead of vr controller mode if you do read this the best way to solve this issue would be to add an additional button setting for Bluetooth controllers with additional settings that are specifically for maximizing vr gaming with different Bluetooth controllers when setting up the qr code for the whole vr headset if you do this or something like this to fix the issue I will gladly put 5

Sadly, you need a certain VR called Carboard. I don't have it, so I'm sad. If you install this app, make sure you have that VR. I'm actually not sure if it's a VR or not, but still. Make sure you have a VR with a button on top

I don't know why but they removed Google earth. it was a really good experience but they just delete Google earth and now the only think that was for the start interesting was the artic journey. NOTHING MORE. I'm pissed about it. please Google if you want money from people, you need a good starting app for the vr headsets or it will die quickly. now for real the app is pretty awsome it has good graphics and a good experience for a vr game. I saw so many vr games and they are bad but this is good

rotation sensor not working in vr mode in any app that uses cardboard in any other app (that doesn't use cardboard) it works fine

I've had Cardboard work grate with a pair of EVO but I have Shinecon v1 3D they both seem similar but the video's keep locking up.

I don't have 32850 cardboards to scan the qr each time I want to play the game. My QR is damaged and hard ti read!! Instead of having fun, I got pissed off!!

Unrecognized QR code error for my device. Merge VR head set. Wont recognize the qr code printed on the device, in the manual that came with the device or an image of the qr code from the support page. also getting image drifting that others are reporting

The videos suck and only work on VRs that look like the oculus. Not to mention the videos are not good quality.

an app that google made so your phone can process and work with most virtual reality headsets (Or as I like to call them, this age's updated version of red-cyan glasses from the theater)

these guys need to put some work in, but I think they'll earn those two stars. I'd definitely give them the extra two stars if they add an sbs overlay that can work with any app, so we can play any game in vr.

Doesnt connect with the VR headset I use. it doesn't scan the qr code that came with it.

Cardboard is an amazing app but it needs to let the player create videos and maps that they can play.

Headset didn't have a button, but I couldn't even use a controller as a button.

works as it should, however the display alters between one brightness and a significantly different brightness every other frame only when it is in vr mode, which is straining on the eye. this happens on both the samsung galaxy s9 and also the s9+.

Its an Amazing feature for google phones and only requires a google VR headset that only costs 15 pounds

a great introduction to the world of Virtual Reality and 360° content.

Sooooooooooooo cool I love it! You should make it cooler! No offense but I love it.

not using all the screen, has a black vertical line on far right.

doesn't work nice on pocophone. qr code reader not working, it doesn't recognize any code. yet network connection works perfect. conclusion, impossible to configure correctly the cardboard application.

I got this app because I was having a problem with YouTube vr where the gaze kept shifting ever so slightly when I wasn't moving my head and this fixed absolutely none of that nor did it have a mode where I could fix it. absolutely useless for what I needed

The few times this does work, the refresh rate is low and it flickers

On my Samsung Galaxy A9, the left and right image somehow got swap. But on my friend's Xperia Z4, it work just fine. I recablirate my gyroscope but still the problem persist. Other than that, the apps work rather well.

Such an amazing technology made available to everyone in such a simplistic format is an incredible achievement. Thank you Google.

. Cheap as hell and there's a reason why, that's all it is, is cardboard with holes cut in it really. Hell, there's even an app that can tell you how to make it yourself. Can give you something to do I guess if you're that bored.

I just want to use my native apps like Google Drive, Chrome, and Celtx seamlessly in VR with a Bluetooth keyboard. I don't want to trust 3rd party apps like Fulldive with my login credentials.

Google!!! i have an idea, cause alot of people that cant use vr button to take click effect, how about if you use the earphone button to change the vr button function, so you can take click effect just with click the earphone button.... i hope its can useful.....

As others have inquired recently, where is the Cardboard version of Google Earth? It is not there anymore. It was an amazing interactive stereoscopic 3D demo. :-(

QR code reader not working. Tried scaning the qr code that came with the set that i got and nothing. figured ok maybe it was printed badly or just doesnt work. went online and cant find any that work right now.

The app is good but there is a problem that it doesn't scan the qr code from my gallery . It doesn't show any option on gallery in it.

The app messed up all my VR apps and youtube VR so now the left and right screens are different and I cannot watch vr with this phone

You can't manually change resolution. This means if your phone reports an incorrect dpi number you won't get fullscreen and there is no way to do it except rooting.

excellent performance by the application and my VR cardboard i am loving it 😍😍

I believe this is an amazing app but the reason why i give it 4 stars is because when somoen is trying to scan ther qr code but doesn't and then goes online and takes a screenshot we don't know how to scan it.

There is no button on the side of my VR this makes no sense

Wonderful app and nice graphics but there is one problem the video are playing in left side not in centre of the Vr player. I used cardboard then also problem are there

it is not displaying properly, and it is not cooperating with YouTube for some reason. please fix this.

App simply doesn't install on the device. After downloading just before starting the installation it asks to remove one app and even after repeating the process for 5th time, the app isn't installing

it's good but i think this should have more options for vr experience

Utter waste of time. VR is about as relevant as laserdisk. This app does pretty much nothing except guide u to some obsolete videos on youtube.

its good but needs more compatibility with other head sets besides cardboard

i click on "browse more apps" and it's a dead link that no longer works.

Where is Google Earth ? The icon for the 3D Earth experience is not showing up anymore in the Demos. Please fix!

This is nice for VR. And I like it.

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requires following permissions on your android device.

approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

access Bluetooth settings
Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

control Near Field Communication
Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.


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