Virtual reality (VR) seems like a good place and medium for entertainment, where users can play more immersive games, enjoy videos that make them feel like they’re there, and so on. However if you thought that maybe browsing the web in VR sounds like a good idea, Google has made that dream come true.

In a post on Google+ by François Beaufort (via Road To VR), Google has made an update to its Chrome browser where users can now browse the web in VR. His post reads, “The Chromium team is working on browsing the web in VR with a Daydream View headset, and the first set of features is available to try out in Chrome 61. So far this allows users to view and interact with any website in VR, follow links between pages, and move between 2D and immersive viewing for sites that support WebVR.”

He adds, “Users can give this a try today by navigating to any site in Chrome and then simply putting the phone into their Daydream View headset. This is just the beginning for web browsing in VR so stay tuned, there’s more to come!” of course this will require users to own the Daydream View headset as well as a handset that supports the Daydream VR platform, but if you own those then this could be a novel feature worth checking out.

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