Google Daydream View VR Headset Now Available; YouTube VR and Daydream Android Apps Launched

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Google Daydream View VR Headset Now Available; YouTube VR and Daydream Android Apps Launched

Google's Daydream View virtual reality headset is now available in US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Germany. Announced last month at the Google Pixel launch event, the Daydream View is the first headset based on the Daydream standard, which was unveiled at Google I/O this year. As of now, Daydream View works only with the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.

Just in time for the first Daydream View receiving their units, Google has launched a few supporting Android apps - the Daydream app and the YouTube VR app are now available for download via Google Play.

The Daydream app follows the Daydream Keyboard and VR Services that are already available on the Play Store. The Daydream app houses a collection of apps and games for Daydream-ready phones. Google is also launching exclusive content for the Daydream View. The company has partnered with video-game producers and sports leagues to boost its virtual-reality initiative.

Google has also launched the YouTube VR app, which will let you watch 3D or standard 360-degree videos with the Daydream View headset. Google is collaborating with YouTube content creators for producing 360-degree videos for Daydream View.

Daydream users can search for videos in YouTube VR through voice or a keyboard much like the standard YouTube app.

More Daydream-ready apps are being launched apart from Google's own apps. The company's partners like Warner Brothers and CNN have also launched apps supporting Daydream like CNN VR, Fantastic Beasts, and The Guardian VR, among others.

Setting up the Daydream app will be straightforward and users will need to add a payment option to complete the setup.


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