Chrome Launches on Daydream

Browse the web in VR.

If you want to give VR web-browsing a try for yourself, now you can. Google announced Monday that Chrome is now integrated into Daydream, letting you browse the web with your Google Daydream View and Lenovo Mirage Solo headset.

You can launch Chrome directly from your homepage to browse and interact with any webpage while in VR. Most of the features you’re already used to in Chrome, like voice search, incognito mode, and saved bookmarks, are also accessible on your VR headset.

Google has also added a few Daydream-specific features to the VR web-browser as well. There’s a “cinema mode” that optimizes web video for a better viewing experience. The Chrome and Daydream integration means that you can browse on your phone to read an article or watch a YouTube video, then easily switch to your headset.

When you update to the latest version of Chrome on Android in Google Play, you can now launch Chrome from the home screen of your Daydream device.

Google’s new Daydream View VR headset arrived in October and the Lenovo Mirage Solo was unveiled at CES in January.

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Zane Parker

Zane Parker is a web producer, video editor and contributing writer covering the intersection of motion capture, real-time animation, and immersive technology.

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