There hasn’t been much talk about Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform. The company didn’t say much about it during this year’s I/O developers’ conference. However, the platform is still here and continues to work, but a change is now being made. Google has quietly made the decision to shut down the Play Movies & TV app for Daydream.
With Play Movies & TV, Daydream users could view their rented and purchased content in a virtual living room setting when they were wearing a compatible headset. Google has now confirmed that this app has indeed been retired for the Daydream virtual reality platform.
It’s not like users won’t be able to access their purchased and rented content anymore. Google says that the content will still be available for viewing through the YouTube VR app for Daydream. That’s despite the fact that the YouTube VR app doesn’t put as much focus on paid titles as it doesn’t have a dedicated VOD section and it’s now possible to actually pay for a title from within the app.
A spokesperson for Google also confirmed to Variety that the company isn’t going to retire any more Google apps for Daydream. Google also recently shut down its Spotlight Stories VR studio and also its Jump VR cloud stitching program.