Daydream VR Support Is Now Rolling Out To Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus Smartphones

by Karthik Iyer 4

Google‘s Daydream VR support for the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus smartphones was announced a couple of months back. Ever since then, there was no info regarding the same, however, now the wait is finally over. Yes, both the flagship duo from Samsung, are now receiving an update which will make them Daydream VR ready. Well, yes, it’s about time now!

Google has just confirmed that the Daydream VR support is now rolling out to both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. But do make a note that this is a server-side update and hence you, as an end user won’t exactly know when you can use the new VR functionality. However, if you want to make sure that you receive the update, then simply clear the Google VR Service app’s data. And if the update was already pushed to your phone, then doing this will automatically enable the feature.

For those of you who don’t know, Daydream is Google’s new VR platform and the in order for the smartphones to be able to work Google new Daydream VR headset, it needs to be VR ready. There are only a few of them in the market right now, other than the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Google had promised in July that at least 11 phones will support Daydream VR by the end of the year.

As mentioned earlier, there are only a few of them in the market right now. The smartphones that are already Daydream ready are Google’s Pixel phones, Moto Z, ZTE Axon 7, Asus Zenfone AR, Huawei Mate 9 Pro and Porsche Design Mate 9. Now the Galaxy flagship duo has also joined the list and hopefully more devices will join very soon. Having said that, we would like to know your thoughts on this. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this by leaving a comment down below.

Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.