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Google Play is getting a dedicated VR section

Engadget Engadget 18/05/2016 Billy Steele
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Google is unpacking a lot of VR news at I/O today, and to make sure you can find that content easily, the company is making a dedicated section in the Play Store. That virtual reality hub will serve up immersive mobile gaming content from the likes of EA, Ubisoft and others alongside video streaming from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now and more. You'll be able to get news reports from USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and CNN with sports-related stuff from the MLB and NBA. Google's own photos, Play Movies, Street View and YouTube videos will work with the new Daydream VR platform as well.

While we'll have to wait until this fall to hear more about new VR hardware, Google did show off a reference design for a Daydream-ready headset and wireless controller. The current designs are being shared with phone makers now, so we'll likely see something that works like Samsung's Gear VR in terms of allowing you to slot in your handset to power the system. When the final devices do arrive though, Google is making sure you have plenty of content to occupy your free time, and that you'll know exactly where to find it.

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