The evolution of 360-degree imagery has revolutionized the way we see and do things. 360-degree technology has touched, refined, and polished the digital platform in limitless ways, most notable being the 360-degree cameras.
Though an increasing number of cameras can shoot 360-degree videos, only a limited number of display devices can show the videos the way they were shot.
Read on to discover the 360-degree projectors that can display the images and videos as a seamless 360-degree panorama.
What are the top 360-degree projectors for home entertainment?
- 100 ANSI-lumen image
- 360-degree speaker
- HDMI and USB ports
- Image is clear only in dark environments
Anker’s projector is a small portable device that you can use with your USB or HDMi-connected devices. You’ll also have to download the dedicated Nebula Capsule app to control the streaming content via your phone entirely.
Also, using the app, you’ll be able to stream content to Capsule via Airplay, Miracast or Bluetooth.
It runs on Android 7.1, but can be used with iOS devices as well.
Battery playtime is around 4 hours; charging time is about 2.5hrs with Quick Charge 2.0 9V2A.
- 200 ANSI lumen DLP lamp
- Touch panel
- 4hrs battery life
- Unintuitive usage instructions
With the 200 ANSI lumen DLP lamp this projector boasts, you’re likely to get excellent image quality and a clear 100-inch picture at a 16:9 display resolution.
The device is light and portable, weighing only 1.65 pounds, and can be easily moved around wherever you decide to install your home cinema.
Movie playtime is 4 hours on battery mode, while music playtime is 30 hours on Bluetooth Speaker Mode.
For easier control, you have the physical remote control, but you can also download the dedicated Capsule app and control everything from your phone.
Additionally, the upper interactive panel allows for quick navigation, or enter mouse mode for pixel-precise control.
- 360-degree VR projector
- Up to 12-feet projection
- Comes with preloaded Disney content
- HDMI isn't supported
This small portable cubic projector was designed not just for movie or photo streaming, but mostly for educational purposes.
As such, it includes a digital library with 40 Disney e-books and 25 short videos and cartoons, as well as 75+ episodes of other cartoons, shadow puppets, motion games and 360 degree videos.
You can access several popular streaming apps such as Netflix, YouTube or Disney+ directly from the projector’s menu, without the need to download them.
Last but not least, this is the only 360 VR projector on the market which allows for a safe almost-VR experience without the need for a special headset. And it’s definitely much cheaper than a VR headset, as well.
While the 360-degree projectors are few, we expect more to hit the market due to the ever-growing demand for 360-degree videos.
360-degree projection technology is on the rise and we’ve seen companies such as Pixelwix investing heavily in 360-degree projection screens and domes.
However, the price for the 360-degree projectors will most likely be on the top end as seen in the few projectors we’ve listed.
FAQ: Learn more about us the best projectors on the market
- What is the best inexpensive projector?
While you can find various types of projectors, we think that you’ll find some suitable for your budget among these portable ones.
- Which is the best projector for home use?
Try one of these mini projectors. They will surely fit anywhere around the house.
- Can you play Netflix through a projector?
You can play Netflix on most projectors. In case your projector won’t play Netflix, though it’s advertised as such, try these quick fixes.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in January 2017 and was revamped and updated in November 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.