Rehan HoodaNov 10, 2016 13:31:23 IST
Google has just published the official Daydream app in Play Store for Daydream compatible smartphones. Some users have already received Daydream View headsets, but all other preorders will start shipping tomorrow. Daydream view will be available in Google Store starting November 10, 2016, as reported earlier.
The app sets the stage for the Daydream launch which will be the centre of the big push by the company in Virtual reality experience. Google is betting big on Virtual Reality by baking Daydream experience within Android Nougat while working on the framework in time.
According to reports, the company is collaborating with major YouTube content creators to ensure that YouTube has Daydream content ready on the launch day. The company has also launched YouTube VR app which is compatible with Daydream platform.
Other partners like Warner Brothers, and CNN have launched their Daydream compatible apps in the Play Store, hinting at the imminent launch of Daydream. Partner apps like CNN VR, Hunters Gate, Mekorama VR, Fantastic Beasts, The Guardian VR and Google Street View have landed in the Play Store.
We tried installing Daydream app on devices not compatible with daydream using the APK but couldn't make the app to work. Daydream app continued to request for us to update Google VR Services, even though we installed the latest app from the Play Store.
One thing to note is that the Daydream app will request you to add a Payment option during the setup without any option to skip. The screenshots show use the Daydream lock screen, home screen and Google Play Store. The app setup issues basic instructions and warnings before using Daydream view. According to these instructions, the user should be at least 13 years or older to use the headset.
During the setup the user should fine a comfortable fit and be aware of the surroundings. The users should be seated or standing and not walk around while using the headset and should take regular breaks while using the headset. The app advises users to stop using the headset immediately if the user experiences nausea, eye strain or disorientation.
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