Mobile Chrome Update Enables Google Daydream VR Support

Following the news that Opera’s latest developer browser has added support for VR video playback, with integration of WebVR planned for a future release (Opera Adds 360° VR Video Playback Support), Google has released Chrome 61 for mobile, which enables users to browse in virtual reality and enjoy immersive experiences through websites that support WebVR.

Samsung Internet and the developer version of Oculus Carmel are the only other WebVR-capable browsers currently available, but both run exclusively on Samsung Gear VR. Google Chrome 61 marks the first opportunity for Daydream users to experience WebVR content.

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Chrome 61 is available for download or update now. Users can simply insert a capable handset into their Daydream VR headset and take a look.

Daydream-capable smartphones currently include the Google Pixel, Samsung S8/S8+, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Asus ZenFone AR, Motorola Moto Z/Z2 Force, Huawei Mate 9 Pro, ZTE Axon 7 and LG V30.

HTC and Lenovo are also planning to release standalone Google Daydream headsets before the end of the year.