Chrome is officially the first web browser to support VR experiences to its users. As of now, for users who possess any of the Daydream enabled devices such as the Pixel, the ZTE Axon or the Moto Z, will now be able to view web pages through the Daydream VR headsets.
Up until this revelation, the only form of content that users could consume through VR were games, images and videos. Web pages will now be a brand-new format to explore and will also provide a different kind of interaction as we are used to having when compared to what we are used to. According to a report by Tech2, for those who do not have the Daydream VR headset and phone, they can still make use of the desktop version and on other devices. Users will not be able to look at the web pages as they would in stereoscopic vision, but they can navigate through the menu using taps or mouse-clicks.
In order to make use of this great new feature, here are some sites that users should check out in order to make the most of the experience.
This website is literally a virtual library where users can freely roam a collection of over 3,000 museums, celebrity homes as well as iconic buildings.
This is an interactive documentary that explores the intersection between humans, nature and their tryst with technology. A very interesting website that is sure to give viewers something to take away.
Within is a goldmine for quality VR short films. Each of these is a masterpiece in their own right. There are a lot of award-winning inclusions too, so this one shouldn’t be given a miss. It’s a great insight into how VR could change the way film-making is done.
This is more of a community, where people create various computer-generated scenes and users can share their own creations online as well. It’s a good way to put that artistic talent to use and to find all the possibilities of artistic exploration through this website.
This is another unique VR experience that allows users to use the Daydream controller to interact with objects and space. They Can teleport or even play records, all possible inside the website’s WebVRLab.
As of now, Google has made VR support on Chrome only available for Daydream users. But thankfully, the company has still acknowledged that procuring Daydream headsets and devices is still a long way off. Google will update Chrome shortly to also support other VR means such as cardboard, which is widely popular and also helps make VR a lot more accessible to the masses.