It has taken nearly a year to arrive but Chrome is finally available in VR on the Google Daydream headset. The news came earlier today from Google and so long as you have the latest version of Chrome for Android, you can strap on your Daydream headset and you will see Chrome as an app available to use.
Google actually started working on Chrome in VR way back with the Chrome 61 release. That was back in September 2017 and to this point has only worked in the Chrome for Android Canary and Dev versions of the app.
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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.
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Good news this morning for those of you who have a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus on the AT&T network. A new update is rolling out for both devices that brings Google’s Daydream VR support to both phones.
The update for the Galaxy S8 is G950USQU1AQGL while for the S8 Plus, you will get update G955USQU1AQGL. These updates not only bring support for the Virtual Reality solution from Google, but also brings the August Android Security update along with several other bug fixes and patches.
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There is a new update to Google Daydream that brings a wealth of updates and improvements. The new build is version 1.7 for those keeping score at home and it is rolling out in the Play Store now. If you have a Google Pixel device or a Huawei Mate 9, you’ll want to pick up this update once it comes to you via an OTA update.
Overall, Daydream Home in the app has been redesigned to give you quick access to content and experiences. It doesn’t look much different than the previous build but there is much more content in the top carousel than in the previous release.
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