We already knew that Google was going to add VR capacities to its mobile Chrome version. But now that Chrome 61 has been released, Daydream VR users can visit websites and revel in rapid and easy VR experiences delivered via WebVR.
Chrome team member François Beaufort presented this news on Google+, explaining that you can now try out the first set of VR features in Chrome 61, the newest stable build of the enterprise’s mobile browser.
“So far this allows users to view and interact with any website in VR, follow links between pages, and move between 2D and immersive viewing for sites that support WebVR.” He adds that the advanced VR Chrome function is “just the beginning for web browsing in VR, so stay tuned, there’s more to come!”
If you own a Daydream View headset, just go to to any site in Chrome and place the smartphone in your headset. WebVR was officially introduced on a Daydream-accessible earlier this year, defining a huge breakthrough in VR as the Daydream platform continues with an increasing number of devices. Google’s Chrome browser follows Samsung Internet and the developer preview of Oculus Carmel as WebVR-capable Internet browser.
Both are solely run on Samsung Gear VR. Current Daydream VR supported handsets are Google Pixel, Motorola Moto Z/Z2 Force, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung S8/S8+, Asus ZenFone AR, LG V30, ZTE, Huawei Mate 9 Pro, Axon 7, as well as two stand-alone VR headsets soon to be released by Lenovo and HTC.