When you’re excited by the prospect of searching the online from the consolation of your VR headset, excellent news: Google is bringing its Chrome browser to Daydream View and Lenovo Mirage Solo headsets at the moment.
As Google explains it, you’ll have the ability to launch Chrome out of your Daydream View or Mirage Solo homepage and entry any web page whereas in VR. To offer a greater VR expertise, the brand new model of Chrome has a cinema mode that optimizes net movies for VR viewing, in addition to different unspecified Daydream-specific options.
The Daydream model of Chrome is totally practical, together with voice search and incognito mode, in addition to offering entry to your saved bookmarks. Nodding to the fact that customers could nicely desire to pop on the VR headset just for particular content material, Google additionally notes that customers can start a searching expertise on the cellphone, then change to the headset for viewing there.
Technically, this isn’t Chrome’s first look on the Daydream platform, as Google has been working for almost a yr — and publicly since Chrome 61 — to provide Daydream some kind of VR performance. The corporate launched extra VR assist within the Chrome Canary check mattress months in the past, nevertheless it was unstable and buggy. At present’s launch has benefitted from months of testing, so it ought to hopefully supply a steady expertise, whatever the web site you’re visiting.
Chrome for Daydream View and Mirage Solo is available now by way of Google Play as an built-in function of the Android model of Chrome. When you’ve up to date the common Chrome app, it will likely be launchable by way of the Daydream residence display screen.