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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The Google Daydream VR headset has started to ship to those who have ordered it and Google, as expected, as released the Daydream app into the Play Store. The app allows users with the new Google Pixel to have a full VR experience with the headset. The VR UI for when you have your phone in the headset is very easy to navigate and if you have played with Google Cardboard in the past, it will look pretty similar to you. Using the controller, you can look to an app you want to start and click the button to launch it. Obviously content is still pretty limited at this point but more is on the way. Google, in fact, launched YouTube VR today too.
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Virtual Reality is coming to this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. The company’s annual swimsuit edition hits newsstands this week but if you want to have a VR experience, you can do it with the new app that is in the Google Play Store. The free app gives you access to a handful of free videos, all in 360-degree VR, with additional content available for purchase in the app. If you are already a subscriber to Sports Illustrated, you can get access to that content for free as part of your subscription.
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