Google’s Daydream View Arrives on November 10

Google's Daydream View Arrives on November 10

Google announced today that its DayDream View virtual reality (VR) headset will become available to customers next week, on November 10. You’ll be able to buy the peripheral directly from Google, or from several retailers.

“With Daydream View and a Daydream-ready phone like Pixel, you’ll be able to kick back in your personal cinema, explore new worlds and get in the game like never before,” Google VR director of product management Mike Jazayeri writes. “It will be available November 10th on the Google Store and at retailers across five countries.”

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Those retailers include:

United States: Verizon, Best Buy; $79 (USD)
Canada: Bell, Rogers, Telus, Best Buy; $99 (CAD)
United Kingdom: EE, Carphone Warehouse; £69 (GBP)
Germany: Deutsche Telekom; €69 (EUR)
Australia: Telstra, JB Hi-Fi; $119 (AUD)

Hulu VR
Hulu VR

As interesting, Google is also highlighting some of the VR experiences you’ll be able to enjoy with Dreamdream View. These include Hulu VR, which as you might imagine provides that service’s TV and movie content in VR, plus provides a few bits of original content; YouTube VR; and Google Play Movies, The Wall Street Journal VR, The Guardian VR, and NYT VR, Google Street View, and some animations and games.

Need for Speed (game)
Need for Speed (game)

From what I can tell, Dreamdream View seems to be a step up from the bare-bones Cardboard VR experience, which is actually surprisingly excellent for the price. But it adds interactivity, and while you won’t see the same kinds of games we get on things like PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift, it does appear that Daydream VR will at least justify its price.


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  • 5812

    01 November, 2016 - 11:59 am

    <p>Any updates on the Google Pixel. Hows it going? How bout that camera? How bout that digital image stabilization?</p>

  • 548

    Premium Member
    01 November, 2016 - 12:00 pm

    <p>Don’t know as I’d have outright paid for this, but I’m sure excited to have gotten one for free for pre-ordering my Pixel XL 🙂 &nbsp;Should be fun if nothing else!</p>

  • 3216

    01 November, 2016 - 12:22 pm

    <p>The problem I see with Cardboard is that you have to get one that fits your particular phone or it can be problematic to use.&nbsp; I’m wondering how they plan on getting around that with DayDream.</p>

  • 5510

    01 November, 2016 - 1:35 pm

    <p>I am looking forward to this…GREATLY!</p>
    <p>Just last week, I took my Google cardboard out for a spin, using my new Pixel XL and the experience was highly enjoyable, other than the fact that I had to hold the cardboard the whole time. The inventory of VR apps in the Google Play Store is vast, which is surprising being that Google hasn’t even done much to promote VR yet. Perhaps Google can thank the guy who came up with that inexpensive Google cardboard idea.</p>
    <p>The idea of strapping that headset on and visiting places around the world or watch a movie, is exciting. Scratch that! Not watch a movie, but be IN IT, instead. I guess, I’ll have to re-sub my Hulu account….again.</p>

  • 5542

    01 November, 2016 - 5:37 pm

    <p>It too will go the way of Glass. &nbsp;No one cares, those that do will soon get bored, and it will join Glass as a footnote. Let’s talk again in a year.</p>

  • 5510

    01 November, 2016 - 6:36 pm

    <p>FYI, Sundar Pichai just combined the Daydream and Tango teams. They are now working as one.</p>

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