Netflix, HBO launch VR apps for Android on Google Play store

Owen Stevens
December 13, 2016

Netflix has just launched a VR app for Google's Daydream View VR headset, months after making the app available for the Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus. But, the app will also apparently work with the VR headsets which other hardware manufactures build from the Daydream View blueprints in the future. It's the first time for HBO to have a presence in VR, BGR reports.

The Daydream personal cinema group of apps includes YouTube, Hulu, Google Play Movies and TV, HBO now, Jaunt and now Netflix and we should point out that brining your phone so close to your eyes will make some pixels maybe too visible. Using either of the apps, viewers will experience being a virtual theater where they can browse through and select movies from a library.

According to TechRadar, with the exception of the Netflix VR app, which was already available to Gear VR users, these apps are aimed squarely at Daydream View owners and as such will only support that particular headset.

People can look around in the room, which contains some red chairs, a sofa, and a few little lamps, and choose their movies from a digital television that contains the standard Netflix selection screen.

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Along with the launch of the Netflix VR app for Google's Daydream platform, HBO has also exclusively launched two VR apps - the HBO GO VR app and HBO NOW VR app - on the Daydream platform.

However, Netflix VR doesn't appear to be radically different from the standard Netflix app.

Daydream is now only available on a very few phones that include Pixel and Pixel XL, Moto Z, Moto Z Droid and Mote Z Force Droid. More phones that support Daydream will be available in 2017, TechCrunch reports.

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