Google is bringing your favorite shows in HBO Now and HBO Go to its Daydream View VR headset along with additional game titles. The tech company also announced the availability of its limited edition Crimson and Snow colors of Daydream View. The news comes after some people are asking for more content on Google’s VR headset.
If you want to try watching HBO popular original series like The Game of Thrones and Westworld, and other hits like The Sopranos and The Wire on a virtual screen, Google is giving you the chance. The tech giant revealed that the HBO Now and HBO Go app are already supported by its Daydream View VR headset.
As for sports fans, the NextVR app is also coming to Daydream View. You will now be able to enjoy live events from NBA, NFL, the US Open, Daytona 500 and Live Nation concerts. This time through the virtual reality app.
If you are into LEGO, space shooting, adventure and magic wielding, Google is doing you a service with some new game content. Among the anticipated titles to hit the Daydream View are the LEGO BrickHeadz Builder VR, Gunjack 2: End of Shift for $12.99 from CCP, Layers of Fear: Solitude for $9.99 from Aspyr, Wands for $5.99 from Nux Studios and Underworld Overlord for $7.99 from Otherside Entertainment, according to the USA Today. Though they are not yet available, Google assured that Netflix and EA’s Need For Speed No Limits VR will be available in time for Christmas.
If you don’t have your Daydream View VR headset yet, Google Store is now selling the Crimson and Snow colors in the US, UK and Australia. Customers can also buy them soon from Verizon, Best Buy, EE and Carphone Warehouse.
In order to experience this mobile virtual reality, a Daydream-supported phone is needed. When the Daydream View was launched, it was initially compatible with the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. The recent additions are the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. As of now, these are the only smartphones that support Google’s VR headset.
The Google Daydream View is meant to provide high-quality mobile VR. Though it was unveiled back in October along with the Google Pixel phones, Google Home, Google Assistant, Google WiFi Router and Chromecast Ultra, it went on sale in November. The Daydream View VR headset only costs $79. It’s cheaper than the high-end Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.