Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform is now open to the public. The Daydream software development kit came out of beta, the company announced Thursday.
The kit, available here for Android, has native Unity integration and native integration with Unreal Engine 4.
Daydream is coming this fall, and is part of the Android Nougat release. A number of apps are already slated to be available at launch, includingÂ Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Imax, MLB, the NBA, CNN, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Some of these are currently only available for the competing Oculus platform and the Samsung Gear VR.
In addition to the new app, the Daydream platform also promises better performance, graphics, and sensors, and also has a virtual home environment that eliminates the need to take the phone out of the viewer whenever the user wants to switch apps or load up a new video.
Google is expected to talk more about the platform at itsÂ October 4 event.
- I was very disappointed in Apple this week - June 7, 2023
- I’ve come around to AR. OpenSim might not be the way to get there — but Apple might be - April 19, 2023
- Teens slow to adopt VR and more bad news for the metaverse - April 5, 2023