Daydream VR Hosts HBO App, Netflix Up Next

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Daydream VR Hosts HBO App, Netflix Up Next
December 8, 2016

Ever wanted to watch “Westworld” in virtual reality (VR)? Now you can, thanks to HBO’s new apps for Google’sDaydream VR headset.

 

The premium cable network released two apps for Daydream Thursday, giving both HBO Now and HBO Go users access to content from the premium cable network in VR. It’s worth noting that HBO’s Daydream app doesn’t actually offer access to any VR-optimized content at this point. Instead, the app simply plays any HBO shows or movies in a virtual theater-like setting.

 

HBO’s Daydream app came as part of a significant content update for Google’s Daydream headset, which also included a NextVR app for VR live streams as well as a number of games, including “LEGO BrickHeadz Builder VR” and “Gunjack 2: End of Shift.”

 

Google said that it would add a Netflix app to the device before the end of the year.

 

Google also announced Daydream compatibility for Lenovo’s Moto Z and Moto Z Force phones, which are amongst the first phones not made by Google to work with the company’s Daydream View VR headset. Google announced earlier this year that it would cooperate with a number of handset manufacturers, including Samsung and Xiaomi, to make Daydream-ready phones.

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