A couple of months ago, Google unveiled the user interface of YouTube and what it would look like if users were to view it in virtual reality on a Daydream compatible device. This means that not only would the videos be in VR, but so would the entire app and user interface which is pretty awesome.
Now according to a post by Google’s François Beaufort, it seems that the company is working on bringing VR to Chrome. By that we don’t mean that users can browse VR-specific websites, but rather any website viewed inside of Chrome on Android (and presumably a Daydream compatible device) will be viewable in virtual reality.
According to Beaufort, “They’ve also been working towards WebVR support in Chromium and launched VR view to help web developers embed VR content in their web pages. The team is just getting started on making the web work well for VR so stay tuned, there’s more to come!” Basically it sounds like all developers have to do is make their websites VR-compatible and they’ll be good to go.
Now browsing the web in VR isn’t exactly new as Samsung has a similar feature for their Gear VR headset, but Samsung’s Gear VR only works with Samsung devices so we guess it will be limited compared to Google’s answer which should be compatible on future Android Daydream devices.