NYT VR Comes to Google Daydream

The NYT VR app receives a Google Daydream compatibility update, available for free now.

The New York Times’ popular NYT VR application has received an update for Google Daydream compatibility. Available now, the Google Daydream version of NYT VR launches with two new virtual reality (VR) experiences.

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The new version of the app is compatible with the Daydream View head-mounted display (HMD) and Daydream-ready smartphones. The New York Times updated the NYT VR app in collaboration with Secret Location, a virtual reality and technology studio for emerging platforms VR sound partner Mach1 and MPC.

Films available in the Daydream version of the NYT VR app include:

The Creators: Rob Pruitt – T Magazine’s debut VR film by Luca Guadagnino, director of I Am Love and A Bigger Splash, focuses on the contemporary artist Rob Pruitt. It follows Pruitt on a day in his life — from a meditation at his Chinatown apartment to a visit to IKEA in Brooklyn, where he purchases 27 plush pandas (a signature in his artwork) and then back to paint in his Gowanus studio.

How I Became A Laughter Yoga Photographer – As part of The New York Times Magazine’s Voyages issue, follow fine art photographer Alec Soth on his voyage to Bangalore, India to make a portrait of laughter and happiness.

The NYT VR app has had more than 1 million downloads and is free to download in the Google Play and iOS App Stores. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest additions to the Google Daydream software library.

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