A free round-the-world ticket
Strap on your headset and Google Street View becomes a first class ticket to anywhere in the world – without the jet-lag or queues at passport control. Bit of a culture vulture? Just fire up an app and you can view artwork specially curated by museums across the world, zooming in on every tiny detail of that Rembrandt masterpiece. Or you can head straight for any address in the world and simply have a mooch around. The Taj Mahal. Machu Picchu. Or even the front lawn at the White House. The options are endless.
Your own personal cinema
Watching a film or the latest Netflix hit with Daydream View is like having your very own personal mega-screen cinema. You’ll be plonked right in the front row – with none of those rustling crisp packets, screaming kids or shining smartphones to distract you. You can even take a starring role in a movie, too – awesome Harry Potter and Hunger Games spin-offs are already available, placing you right in the heart of the action. And with all the big Hollywood players itching to get on board, there’s much more to come. So watch this space.
Zap zombies in glorious 360°
A nifty wand-like controller makes Daydream View the perfect way to get stuck into the thrilling world of 360° gaming. If you’ve ever taken on your mate at boxing on the Wii Fit, you’ll know exactly how fun these controllers are. Whether you’re taking out demons in Hunter’s Gate, or swerving through a bum-clenching Need For Speed race, you’ll be blown away by the buzz of gaming in full-immersive VR.
The best seat at the concert
Do you always end up stuck behind the 6’5 guy with massive hair at gigs? Good news: with Daydream View VR, you can watch your favourite band strut their stuff without the dodgy views. YouTube is already packed with made-for-VR footage, including gigs by artists as eclectic as Metallica, Beyonce and Justin Bieber. Even better, some specially-made footage even lets you watch from the stage. Just don’t go getting stage fright!