Google announced its new Daydream virtual reality platform in May, and we can expect a launch today. Here’s what you need to know about the Google Daydream headset, controller and the phones that will work with it. Daydream VR UK release date and feature rumours. How to watch Daydream VR live stream. Daydream VR live blog.
Virtual Reality (VR) is still pretty new, but Google’s about to launch a significant new system which will use the latest Android phones and a new headset to provide a much better mobile VR experience than has been seen before. The so-called Daydream is launching today and it’s going to be one of the cheaper ways to get VR. Here’s what you need to know about the Daydream UK release date and specifications. Also read: The complete guide to VR.
Google Daydream VR release date rumours: When is Daydream coming out?
Google Daydream VR release date: 4 October 2016
Back in May at the announcement, Google said Daydream VR will be available “this fall”. According to a report by Bloomberg, the headset will launch “within weeks”, and we’ve now received our invites to a Google event tomorrow (4 October) where we fully expect to be able to get our hands on Daydream.
Google is said to have been spending a lot of money on games and virtual reality films, even recruiting YouTube ‘stars’ to help it build a catalogue of VR content in time for the launch. Obviously, a VR headset is only as good as the games, apps and videos you can access, and Google seems to be ensuring that early adopters aren’t left disappointed.
The launch will co-incide with the next Google phone launch, which will be a new Nexus (or allegedly Pixel) device that’s Daydream-ready. Read more about the 2016 Google phones.
Google event live stream: How to watch Daydream VR live stream
Google will be holding a live stream of its Pixel X, Pixel XL and hopefully Daydream VR launch, which we are hosting at the top of this page. We are also hosting a live blog (below), offering real-time expert analysis and commentary on the announcements.
The event will be held today (4 October) at 9am PDT, which is 5pm in the UK.