With so few sites offering high quality premium gay VR content, I was keen to get to grips with VRBGay’s new gay site, having previously reviewed (and enjoyed) VirtualRealGay‘s catalog.
However, with nearly 70 videos now in VirtualRealGay’s catalog, does VRBGay bring enough to the table to provide a more tempting subscription, given its smaller number of movies? I spent time working my way through the catalog and service in general so you could find out.
VRB Gay Review: Rating
VRB Gay Review: Design and Content
The site’s design is clean and easy on the eye, making finding your way around fairly intuitive. This translates well from desktop to mobile, with the mobile site having a distinctly familiar feel to it.
VRBGay offers a catalogue of 20+ scenes featuring 16+ performers, with the promise of regular new content. Videos and performers have their own filters, although the filters leave a lot to be desired, particularly when compared to VirtualRealGay’s more detailed options.
Videos are filterable by position (lying, sitting, standing, swivel) and by most recent or popular. Performers can be sorted by most recent, most popular, or A-Z. Although these limited parameters won’t prove too problematic with VRBGay’s current catalogue size, this will likely become frustrating when more scenes and models are added.
Each video comes with icons displaying video quality and frame rate, support for binaural sound, and whether the video is 180 or 360 degrees. The icons also specify exactly which position or positions you’ll be adopting during the scene.
All scenes can be viewed in both VR and 2D with the option of streaming or downloading all videos. Like other sites, downloaded content requires a VR player. VRBGay recommends FreeVRPlayer/Fr33VRPlayer (Android and iOS respectively) and this is what we opted for.
VRB Gay Review: Features & Experience
Although the VR player was fairly intuitive to use, we were unable to stream scenes through it despite numerous attempts. Otherwise, the recommended player comes with all the standard features you would expect and performed well for downloaded content.
Perhaps the VR player’s best feature is its ability to download files directly to your smartphone by pasting a link in the app. It is also possible to download the files to your desktop and transfer them manually but personally I don’t see why you would want the additional steps unless you have a large number of videos, in which case managing your files via desktop might be necessary.
Downloading can take quite a while given the large file sizes and even the smallest files (e.g. a 17 minute 3D 180 HQ scene at 0.98 GB, recommended for mid-range smartphones) took just over 20 minutes to download. This, of course, will depend very much on your internet connection but to me at least, the speeds felt slower than usual. GearVR, Oculus, Vive, and PSVR users can expect much longer download times.
VRBGay offers relatively decent-quality streaming IF you’re watching scenes in 2D through a desktop browser. Trying to stream 2D or VR scenes on our iPhone proved less successful (both through a browser and the recommended VR player) so if you’re the kind of person who favors a more sit-and-go approach, this site may not be for you.
The quality of the downloaded videos is, however, excellent and probably worth the wait and forward planning. A 30 minute 360-degree 4k scene weighs in at around 5 GB so make sure you have plenty of space on your device.
VRBGay’s videos aren’t teledildonics compatible which is disappointing, particularly as other gay VR sites such as VirtualRealGay offer compatibility with both Kiiroo and Lovense teledildonics.
VRB Gay Review: Pricing
VRBGay frequently offers trials and discounts. At the time of writing, discounted full access packages are available, with the one day trial plan coming in at $0.50 (normal price $0.99).
- 1 month full access $19.95/month
- 3 month full access $13.30/month
- 1 year full access $7.50/month
Packages can be purchased using credit/debit cards, PayPal, or Epoch. Bitcoin is not accepted at this time.
VRB Gay Review: Overall
VRBGay offers high quality videos with a decent range of themes but compared to other gay VR sites (e.g. VirtualRealGay) it has a disappointingly small catalogue size. If VRBGay’s sister site VRBangers is anything to go by, we can expect the catalogue to grow rapidly.
As the amount of content hasn’t quite reached a generalisable tipping point, it would be unfair to comment on the diversity (or lack thereof) of the performers featured on the site. You may remember lack of diversity being one of the few criticisms we had for VirtualRealGay so we’ll be keeping an eye on this as VRBGay’s catalogue grows.