Are you, by chance, a fan of Netflix? If yes is your answer, then you’ll be thrilled to find out that Netflix recently receives a heavy-duty update. Seeing that everyone loves Netflix and Virtual Reality, the company has reached the conclusion that a mix-up is a recipe for success.
And so Netflix VR was born, a truly unique application with combines great flicks with the latest virtual reality technology. But wait, because the streak of good news doesn’t end here. The version of Netflix can now be accessed through Google’s Daydream. What more can we ask?
So, what will you need to do in order to see your favorite movies and TV series in true HD? First of all, you will need to buy a Daydream headset compatible smartphone. Any phone from Google’s Pixel series will.
Next stop, buy the virtual reality headset. You can buy it directly from Google’s US store, Best Buy, or from Verizon. The device costs approximately 70 bucks, so if you already have the Pixel smartphone, the investment will be minimal. Otherwise, you will have to pay an extra 650 buck to get the smartphone.
Now, if you have the smartphone and the virtual reality headset, head over to Google’s Play Store and download the Netflix VR application. Hook up your VR headset, switch on the application, take a sit, and enjoy the view.
Once the application is turned on, it will display a virtual living room or a cinema room outfitted with a plasma TV. You can interact with other objects of the environment as well, but the highlight of the app is, of course, the wide-screen TV on which you will be able to see your favorite flicks and TV series.
Feeling all alone in this big cinema/living room? Then invite some friend over to join the fun. The Netflix VR application has a multiplayer feature – if you have friends with Pixel phones and a Daydream VR headset you can invite them into your virtual living room to watch the flick with you.
Of course, the VR headset allows you to interact with other characters. According to the developer, Netflix VR is fully functional, but, at the moment, it is only compatible with Pixel/Daydream VR headset devices.
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