This site has been archived and remains strictly as a historical reference for developers who actively maintain apps built using the legacy Google VR SDK, which was last updated in 2019 and is no longer receiving updates.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.

Daydream View

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The Daydream View is a comfortable, lightweight, and easy-to-wear headset featuring an NFC sensor that allows the phone to automatically detects it is placed into the headset. The Daydream View also comes with a Daydream controller, which combines a simple, intuitive user inferface with 3DoF functionality. All Daydream apps must work with the Daydream controller.

Supported Devices

Daydream-ready phones are phones that have been certified by Google for the Daydream platform. They are built for VR with high-resolution, low-persistence displays, powerful SoCs that support VR experiences running at 60 FPS, and high-fidelity sensors for precise head-tracking.

A complete list of current Daydream-ready phones is available here.

Learn more

Take a look at our guides below to get started with the SDK on the platform of your choice.