Before, Netflix VR is only available on the Oculus store for Samsung Gear VR users, but now the app is now available to download on the Google Play store. Additionally, HBO has also dropped two new Daydream-supported VR apps on the Google Play store, with new HBO NOW VR and HBO GO VR apps offering subscribers of those two services a virtual theater to watch Westworld and other violence and nudity-laden shows in.
Know Netflix And HBO
Netflix Inc. is an American multinational entertainment company founded on August 29, 1997, in Scotts Valley, California, by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph. It specializes in and provides streaming media and video on demand online and DVD by mail. In 2013, Netflix added film and television production, as well as online distribution. The company is currently headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by Time Warner through its respective flagship company Home Box Office, Inc. Programming featured on the network consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original television series, along with made-for-cable movies and documentaries, boxing matches, and occasional stand-up comedy and concert specials.
Netflix And HBO Launch Their Much Awaited Virtual Reality Apps On Google Play
According to TechRadar, with the exception of the Netflix VR app, which was already available to Gear VR users, these apps are aimed squarely at Daydream View owners and as such will only support that particular headset. With that said, users should expect compatibility for other headsets to open up in the future. Also worth noting – the Netflix VR app is separate to the regular Netflix app, so you’ll need to download the VR-specific app if you want to watch all of your favorite Netflix shows on a massive virtual screen within a luxury virtual environment.
“HBO [GO/NOW] VR is the virtual reality feature that gives you all of HBO on Daydream-supported Android devices to watch your favorite shows and movies in a virtual reality experience,” reads the description on Google Play. In order to access either the HBO GO VR app or the HBO NOW VR app, you need a subscription to the network and a Daydream device.