VR Kiosk mode provides the user with a controlled environment in which they can view virtual reality content. It basically adds a layer to the regular interface with limited interactive possibilities. This is often used by companies as a user friendly point-of-sale tool. Here are five use cases for VR Kiosk mode to illustrate the various possibilities.

1. Theatrix museum theatre

Just because a museum exhibits historically significant objects, doesn’t mean the museum itself has to be a relic of times past. Theatrix has developed then Wave VR glasses that allow visitors to view a number of 360 degree videos. With the addition of the VR Sync software it’s even possible for multiple viewers to view the same content.

By adding a Kiosk mode to the VR headset the user can select from several videos without the need for outside assistance. This creates a more interactive experience for the visitor, and it doesn’t require constant supervision from the museum staff.

2. Philips Hue smart light room

In order to grab the attention of millennials, retail stores have to provide innovative experiences that can’t be duplicated online. Take Philips Hue smart lights for example. How can the customer try different setups in a room? Or compare the same lighting scheme in a small loft apartment and a large living room?

If you visit your local electronics retailer such a MediaMarkt you can take a VR app in Kiosk mode on a Oculus GO and look around in different locations without the need for a large demo station. Seeing is believing, with a VR headset using easy to use Kiosk software the customer can try the product before buying.

3. Explore California with Visit Mammoth

How can a tour operator sell holidays at a tourism event? By using blow-up palm trees and mix sweet cocktails, or by installing a sand pit and claiming the sand comes from the desert in Egypt? Visit Mammoth took a different route and filmed several interesting locations in California with 360 cameras.

The result is a selection of impressive virtual tours. This tactic works for every tour operator and every destination. Just use a VR headset in Kiosk mode and let the customer choose a destination. The client is beamed to the location like magic, just by gazing at a thumbnail photo.

4. ABN AMRO inspires talent with talent

When you watch a professional athlete perform a truly amazing physical feat it often seems effortless. That’s because we don’t witness the years of practice that come before this particular performance.

Dutch banking organisation ABN AMRO wanted to show the effort behind the performance and commissioned VR Owl to produce several videos showcasing world renowned experts in their particular field.

In the VR presentation the viewer can take a dive with swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband or tickle the ivories with the brothers Jussen. In VR Kiosk mode it’s easy to select a particular video that appeals to the individual visitor.

5. Real estate virtual tours

Selling an apartment in Sydney, Australia from a real estate office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands is difficult. So is selling a luxury home that hasn’t been built yet. Virtual reality solves both problems with 360 video presentations showing the location to prospective buyers.

Just hand the 360 video Kiosk Mode over to the client, let them select a video by using a Kiosk app and let them experience their dream location in a fully immersive 360 video. Cross time and space with virtual reality tours for real estate.