Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Google Daydream View VR headset goes official

Google officially announced Daydream View VR headset, VR headset is compatible with Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The Daydream platform was announced in May at I/O conference.
Google Daydream View VR headset

The Daydream View VR headset is powered by Android 7.0 Nougat. It is made out of soft micro fiber and Google says it had worked with clothing designers for the design. It is 30% lighter than similar devices and is designed to fit over eyeglasses. The VR headset is soft and lightweight. Google has already partnered with Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, Huawei, ZTE, Asus, and Alcatel for readying smartphones with Daydream. In addition, the company will team up with over 50 partners for apps and games later this year.

Enjoy the best of Google.  Google apps into VR. With YouTube, you can watch the entire library of videos on a virtual big screen and experience immersive videos from creators like Buzzfeed, PrankvsPrank, Meredith Foster, CollegeHumor, Tastemade, UnboxTherapy and VSauce2. Use Google Street View to see curated tours of more than 100 of the world’s most amazing places like the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal, or just search to explore everywhere else. Google Play Movies makes tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes available in your own virtual theater. And Google Photos displays your 360° captures in a whole new way.

Explore new worlds. Teleport from anywhere to pretty much everywhere with immersive stories and content from our partners, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” as brought to life by Warner Bros.

Kick back in your own personal cinema. Experience sports, live events and more with MLB and NBA. Plus, you can watch top shows and movies on your own virtual big screen with Hulu, HBO and Netflix.

Get in the game. Go from the sidelines to the center of action with dozens of titles, including Wonderglade, Gunjack 2, LEGO® BrickHeadz, Mekorama, Need for Speed, EarthShape, Danger Goat, Home Run Derby and Hungry Shark World.

The Daydream View VR headset along with the controller is priced at $69 and will be available starting November. It will come in three colors – slate, snow and crimson.

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