If you have been eagerly waiting to get involved with the Daydream platform, then that time is nearing. Google’s debut Daydream-ready headset, the Daydream View goes on general sale tomorrow. Earlier today and just ahead of that launch, a number of Daydream-ready apps started surfacing on the Google Play Store. These including apps from Google like Street View, as well as big name apps like Fantastic Beasts and CNN VR. As well as a number of games including Hunters Gate, The Turning Forest, The Guardian VR and Mekorma VR. Now, it seems another one can be added to the list as the YouTube VR app has now made its way to the Google Play Store.
In reality, this one is likely to need little introduction. After all, this is YouTube. However, it is the VR-ready version of the app and so if you are planning on picking up a Daydream View and making use of YouTube with it, then this will be the app that you will want to check out. According to the new Play Store listing, the YouTube VR app will allow you to “experience every YouTube channel, video and creator in virtual reality.” So one would assume that there are very few differences between the amount and level of content on YouTube and through the VR app, besides of course, all this content will be presented in a VR context. The listing goes on to note that you can browse and search YouTube either by voice commands or by using keyboard controls, and as well as being able to watch content in full 360-degree video format, you can also watch ‘standard rectangular videos’ too. Likewise, if you subscribe to any channels or have any playlists, then content will be accessible though the app, providing you are signed-in.
As mentioned, the app is now live on the Google Play Store and so if you do want to get a head-start on the YouTube VR experience, then you can download the app by heading through the link below. Of course, you will need a compatible Daydream-ready smartphone like the Google Pixel to be able to download the app and of course, a Daydream-compatible headset like the Daydream View, to really take advantage of what the app offers. Either way, head through the link below to check out the YouTube VR app.