Here is a list of best free 360 video viewer software for Windows. There are numerous of free video players, but a very few of them support playback of 360 degree videos. So, if you need to watch your 360 degree videos on PC, this list will be helpful for you.
While all of these 360 video player software provide basic playback features to watch 360 degree videos, some of them provide advance functionalities too. These features include video tuning and applying filters, changing playback speed, zooming videos, changing view mode, rotating or flipping videos, adding subtitles to videos, changing aspect ratio, and many more. One of these software also lets you convert 360 degree video to other video formats after modifying it. Most of these free 360 video player software support HD video quality.
These software support all popular video formats like 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, MPEG, MTS, OGM, WEBM, FLV, WMV, and many more. For audio files, they support FLAC, WAV, MP3, MP2, PCM, etc. BMP, JPEG, GIF, and PNG are some of the image formats supported by these software.
My Favorite 360 Video Viewer Software:
My favorite list of 360 video players includes GOM Player, 5K Player, and HD Video Converter Factory.
- I like GOM Player because it provides advanced playback features to view 360 degree videos. You can change playback speed of videos, rotate or flip them, apply filters, and do more.
- 5K Player is another favorite as it supports HD quality videos and provides some great features to look out for.
- You can try HD Video Converter Factory in case you need to convert a 360 degree video to another format while editing it.
You can also checkout list of best free Slow Motion Video Players, Video Editors, and Video Converters for Windows.
GOM Player is a popular video player which can be used to watch 360 degree videos.
To Watch 360 Videos in GOM Player:
- GOM Player provides a special feature ‘360 degree video play‘ (highlighted in above screenshot) to let you view 360 degree videos. Once you start ‘360 VR mode‘, it lets you search 360 videos from YouTube or browse them on your PC and play them. You can select desired mode from mono, left/right, and up/down to play 360 degree videos. It lets you select side view as well (front, back, left, or right) and scroll through videos. You can also use keyboard to navigate through them.
- You can add subtitles to your 360 degree videos. It also lets you customize display method, font, color, position, and spacing for subtitles. It provides Accessibility feature which lets you use text to speech function to easily read the subtitles in a video file.
- While playing the 360 degree video, you can change its playback speed, apply advanced filters, change aspect ratio and window size, pan and scan the video, apply audio filters, and do more.
- You can also rotate or flip the video.
This 360 video viewer supports all popular video formats, such as: MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, FLV, WMV, and more. It supports audio formats to play music as well like MP3, AAC, OGG, FLAC, etc.
GOM Player is a feature rich media player. Along with playing videos from PC, it also lets you play videos using their URLs. It provides basic as well as advance features in order to enjoy your 360 degree videos. It lets you capture screen, change interface skin, find missing codecs, and do more. Home Page Download Page
5K Player is a free 360 video viewer for Windows. Using this software, you can play 360 degree videos on your computer with standard playback features. You can also rotate or flip a 360 video while playing it. It lets you watch a 360 degree video by tuning its contrast, brightness, saturation, and gamma. It supports HD video quality of 4K, 5K, and 1080p resolutions.
It supports a wide range of video formats which include 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, MPEG, MTS, OGM, WEBM, and more. Along with playing videos, it lets you listen to music in formats of MP3, AC3, WAV, OGG, PCM, FLAC, etc.
5K player is one of the best 360 video player with HD quality support. It lets you browse videos, DVDs, and music to enjoy them on your desktop. It provides basic as well as some advance features to let you play media files, such as built-in AirPlay receiver/sender, subtitles support, live streaming, creating media playlists, etc. It has a very user-friendly interface. Home Page Download Page
GoPro VR Player
GoPro VR Player is another free 360 video viewer for Windows. It provides basic playback functionalities of a video player to watch a 360 degree video. It supports HD videos up to 8K resolution and 60 FPS. It also supports Oculus Rift VR and HTC Vive VR headset to let you watch virtual reality videos. Along with 360 degree videos, it lets you view panoramic images too.
It lets you set preferences to watch 360 videos on your PC, such as input type, input stereoscopy, output display (standard/3D TV/Split screen), loop mode, touch mode, image display duration, camera move steps, and some more. It also provides Master/Slave feature to synchronize with multiple players. Other features let you customize controllers (OpenVR or Oculus), force openGL, video decoding, etc. It supports GoPro VR, Rectilinear, Little Planet, and Fisheye projections. You can also change camera orientation, zoom in or out, move left, right, up, or down, etc.
It supports a wide range of media formats which include video files (3GP, MP4, ASF, AVI, H264, H265, etc.) , image files (JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, XPM, SVG, etc.), and playlists (KEPL, M3U8, and M3U).
GoPro VR Player is especially designed to play 360 degree and virtual reality videos. You can use it to view your normal videos as well. It supports 3D TV and HTTP live streaming (HLS). It provides hotkeys for all functions to quickly access them. Home Page Download Page
HD Video Converter Factory
HD Video Converter Factory is basically a video converter, but you can use it to watch 360 degree videos as well.
To Play 360° Videos:
To use it as a 360 video viewer, you can add a video, right click on it, and select Preview option. A ‘WonderFox Player‘ window will open up, where you can watch your 360° video. You can add one or more 360° videos at once and play them one by one in similar manner. It provides basic playback features to view videos: play, pause, stop, previous, next, and volume.
To Convert 360° Videos:
You can also apply effects to your 360° videos and rotate and flip, trim, and crop them. After modifying them, you can convert them to another format by customizing their quality, resolution, frame rate, aspect ratio, bit rate, etc. You can also apply audio filters. It supports a good range of output video formats like MOV, MP4, FLV, ASF, WMV, MKV, VOB, MPG, etc.
HD Video Converter Factory supports a wide range of audio and video formats to import. These formats include MOV, MP4, FLV, ASF, WMV, MKV, MKA, VOB, WEBM, MPG, MP3, MP2, FLAC, MTS, F4V, DV, RA, WMA, and many more.
Along with converting videos and playing 360 degree videos, it can be used as a video resizer and video rotator too. Home Page Download Page
V360 Player is yet another free 360 video viewer. It lets you drop your 360 degree video to its interface or browse it to watch. You can pan left or right for a detailed view. It also provides few effects to add to your videos while playing them. You can choose view projection mode as source or rectilinear.
It provides different video plugins (VLC, VLC with DXVA, Windows Media Foundations, and DirectShow) to choose to watch videos. They also provide UDP Communication (Master/Slave) feature to synchronize with other players.
It basically supports standard video formats to import. You can also view normal or panoramic images using it.
V360 Player is a 360 video player with limited playback functionalities. It has a very simple user interface. Home Page Download Page
Films & TV
Films & TV (previously known as Movies & TV) is a popular desktop application for Windows to watch videos. Fortunately, it lets you watch 360 degree videos too. You can simply open a 360 degree video in the application and view it with basic playback functionalities. You can also add a subtitle file (.srt) to a video. It also provides ‘Cast to device’ feature to play videos on other devices as well.
This 360 video viewer supports all popular video formats to import to watch. You can also see the recently watched videos and quickly replay them.
Using this application, you can watch films and videos with limited features.