From Reddit (TheGreatLostCharactr):
So after having a generally unfavorable experience with 90% of the 360 videos I’ve seen, I decided to check out the Oculus 360 Photos app. Holy smokes!
I kid you not, I spent about an hour just being awestruck by the beautiful imagery and level of detail in many of these photos, almost all of which have been nothing short stunning. The abstract digital photos in particular are simply mesmerizing. Take for example M.C. Escher’s Relativity rendered in 3D is a marvel to behold.
Wanting to ground myself back in reality I took a tour of Paris, which nearly brought tears to my eyes it felt so much like being there.
There must be hundreds of photos in this app and I’m legitimately excited to explore them further. It’s like being in an art museum!
My only complaint is there’s no way to bookmark my favorite scenes so I can readily visit them again and share with others. It also lacks the ability to set the photos as your background, which feels like a missed opportunity.
I’m really glad I discovered this, because I’m kind of done wasting my time looking for 180 and 360 videos that don’t suck. I’d have never guessed that 360 photos could be so far superior!
One quick tip: The app defaults to a slideshow mode which goes far too fast to really soak in everything you’re seeing, but it can be paused and manually advanced to the next photo.
Yes. Even on the Gear VR demos I’ve had, the still photos can be breathtaking. Don’t ignore them. And don’t forget Google Photos on the Lenovo Mirage Solo headset.