Google, during this year’s I/O developer conference, announced the support of Daydream VR for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Now, after a long wait, the search engine giant has officially announced that “the Daydream-ready update is rolling out now” for both the devices.
The company shared this news on its official G+ account. Further, Android Police notes that the update seems like a server-side switch, rather than an OTA update as one user on Reddit has suggested that clearing the data of Google VR Service app enabled Daydream support.
For the unintended, the Google Daydream VR is the new virtual reality headset from Google. The VR headset is made of light and comfortable soft micro fibre instead of plastic or cardboard material used in most of the VR headsets. Daydream works with smartphones that are powered by Android Nougat.
Other big brands like HTC, LG, Xiaomi and Huawei will also soon launch Daydream-compatible smartphones. With Daydream VR, you can watch movies, TV shows, and even play VR games. It supports apps like YouTube, Street View, Play Movies and Google Photos and games like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
As of now, only a limited number of smartphones support Daydream VR including Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Motorola Moto Z, ZTE Axon 7, Huawei Mate 9 Pro and Asus Zenfone AR. With the latest update, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are the new additions.