Google Daydream Update Brings Chromecast Support

The Google Daydream app has a new update rolling out in the Play Store that brings the promised support of Chromecast to the app.  The update, version 1.10.170912063 for those keeping score at home, now allows you to cast whatever you are doing or viewing on your Daydream headset so others can join in on the fun.

The ability to cast from Daydream was something that Google discussed back in May at Google I/O and was expected with the next major update of the app, version 2.0, but it appears that made it in a little earlier.

The good news is, the ability to cast to your Chromecast from Google Daydream works with the first generation of Pixel devices as well as the original Daydream headset.  This is not a Pixel 2 only feature.

To cast, while wearing your Daydream headset, you will now see a Chromecast icon in the menu.  Click on it and tell it which device you want to cast too and it will immediately start sharing your VR experience with others in the room.  As you can see from the gallery of photos below from this morning, it is exactly as if someone in the room is wearing the headset and they get the full experience.

The update to Daydream is rolling out now and should hit Pixel devices as well as other compatible devices over the course of the next few days.

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