The Google Daydream web browser is finally here! – all thanks to Chrome 61, the latest build of Google Chrome for Android. Before now, you could use your Headset to view lots of stuff in VR – even the last the last Champions League final was streamed in VR. But exploring the Internet in VR, which requires a web browser for Daydream, isn’t possible.
Now that Chrome 61 is available, you can now use Google Chrome in VR Daydream; so the aim of this post is to show you how to use Chrome on Daydream.
How to Use Chrome on Daydream
At the moment there are still some limitations in using Chrome on Daydream. You have to open the website you want to explore before putting your phone into the Daydream Headset. Also, you can’t navigate to another site while on Daydream, and lastly, you can’t type in comments as keyboard functionality is still disabled.
So you can only scroll and click on the Google Daydream web browser.
Below are steps on how to use chrome on Daydream.
- Launch the Chrome browser (version 61 and above).
- Enter the website you want to explore in VR, and allow it to finish loading.
- Make sure the website is the active screen on your phone, and then put your phone into the Google Daydream Headset.
- Follow the on-screen command to perform the remote calibration required for the Headset to work.
- After the calibration, the website will appear suspended in the space – and you are now in the Google Daydream web browser mode.
- Use the touchpad to navigate the website and click on links.
As I have stated already, there are still limitations to what you can do with the Daydream VR web browser at the moment. Hopefully, the complete VR experience will be available soon. In the meantime, that’s how to use Chrome on Daydream. Enjoy surfing the web in VR.