Have you heard the news? WebVR is now available in Chrome for Android!

written by Jessica Lacombe

screenshot of Within in Chrome browser - Google will be making this available to all mobile Chrome users, no downloads necessary! This is just one example of websites prepping for this!

screenshot of Within in Chrome browser - Google will be making this available to all mobile Chrome users, no downloads necessary! This is just one example of websites prepping for this!

Have you heard the news? WebVR is now available in Chrome for Android! WebVR takes data from your phone, like phone position, orientation and input device feedback and communicates it to your mobile browser.

But what does that mean for you? 

This will allow you, as a VR user, to access VR content directly through your Chrome mobile browser rather than having you download or install any other programs. This could eventually do away with the need to have several VR video apps installed directly on your phone.

Any user can access VR content now using Chrome on their mobile phone or desktop without a headset. Google Daydream owners are the first to be able to experience in-browser VR content with a VR headset. Google does have plans to expand WebVR support to it's Cardboard platform which will allow iPhone users and all other mobile users to experience in-browser VR in a VR KiX headset!
Do you have a Daydream headset? Give WebVR and Chrome a try! Sketchfab, a 3D/VR content sharing company, recently added Daydream support. Now viewing your favorite Sketchfab video is as easy updating your Chrome mobile browser to the latest version, opening the video and popping the phone into your headset. WebVR takes over from there and allows you to access all of Sketchfab VR without downloading anything!

Other VR ready sites include MatterportBear 71Within, and WebVR Lab. Happy browsing!