Google is going to ship its Daydream View virtual reality headset starting November 10 with a price tag of $79. The Daydream compatible phones including Pixel will be compatible with the VR headset. Watching movies and playing games can be possible with the smartphone placed in the Daydream View. On Tuesday, the company has shown a few Daydream applications including a kart racing game, shooter, a social interaction application and a financial app at the Unite 2016 Los Angeles keynote. Video apps from the YouTube and Hulu will be available from coming weeks. There is also a news of Netflix developing an app for the Daydream virtualization. Need For Speed and Home Run Derby will join the race soon as well.
Best Buy and Verizon will be providing the headset in the United States but the product will also be available in Canada, UK, Australia and Germany. The Daydream headset weighing at about 220 grams will not be as immersive as HTC Vive or Oculus Rift despite the Daydream View being free of tethers. Nathan Martz, lead product manager for the Daydream development platform said in a statement many third party developers are developing apps for the Daydream View platform. More Daydream compatible phones will be announced this year.