This site has been archived and remains strictly as a historical reference for developers who actively maintain apps built using the legacy Google VR SDK, which was last updated in 2019 and is no longer receiving updates.
  • All developers actively developing experiences for Google Cardboard should use the new open source Cardboard SDKs for iOS, Android NDK, and Unity XR Plugin. These new SDKs offer streamlined APIs, improved device compatibility, and built-in viewer profile QR code scanning.
  • The Daydream View VR headset is no longer available for purchase as of October 15, 2019. Existing apps on supported devices are unaffected for users who previously installed those applications. It is no longer possible to opt-in to Daydream distribution via Google Play.


How do I record the screen?

The normal Daydream chord to record the screen is Daydream Button + Vol Up or Home + Vol Down. On the 6DoF controllers, these have been remapped to Daydream Button + Grip (screen video record) and Daydream Button + Trigger (screenshot). For both of these, first hold the Daydream button for one second (until you see a screen flash), then press the second button while continuing to hold the first button. Hold down both buttons for at least 300 ms. You will see the screen flash white for screenshots and a red dot will appear for videos. Repeat this chord to stop recording video.

Why did the two controllers not pair properly?

See pairing.