Google's Daydream VR platform is probably dead as another streaming service drops support

Google's Daydream VR platform is probably dead as another streaming service drops support
The Daydream VR platform doesn't seem to be as popular as Google expected. The Mountain View company has acknowledged the problem and has started to redirect resources to other projects. After shutting down the Play Movies and TV app a few months ago, Daydream VR platform is losing more content providers.

Variety reports Hulu confirmed it has removed Daydream support from its Android app in recent weeks, so if you're wondering why you can access Daydream VR content any longer, that's the reason.

There's a workaround that will allow Daydream VR users to continue to watch Hulu content, but that requires them to downgrade to the previous version of the Android app if they've already updated to the latest iteration.

One of Google's original partners for Daydream VR, Hulu still offers VR content on other headsets like Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR. It's also worth mentioning that Hulu is the second major video streaming service that drops support for Daydream VR after HBO Now and HBO Go VR.



1. sgodsell

Posts: 7373; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If you guys actually used Daydream VR, then you can still view your Play movies using the Daydream YouTube VR app.

2. midan

Posts: 2894; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Mobile VR was DOA

4. Alcyone

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2018

Or was it just a gimmick and not innovative?

3. AlienKiss

Posts: 157; Member since: May 21, 2019

I wouldn't say it was DOA, but it had the same fate as 3D TVs or as home speakers. And not only the mobile version. It was a hype when it was first released, but in maximum 2 years nobody wanted it anymore. I like the VR concept, but when I see those bulky huge headsets I'm suddenly not that interested anymore, no matter what platform it may run onto. 3D TVs are totally dead now. Haven't used that function on my TV in years. Actually I barely turn it on anymore since I prefer doing everything on my phone. As for home speakers, who would want to be surveillanced in their own home 24/7 just to play some music??

5. jc.wilcox

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

I agree with you about the Mobile VR plataform and the 3D TVs, But the financial facts show something different about the Home Smart Speakers, in 2018 sold 90 millions of units (48% have Google assistance, and the rest have primarily Alexa assistance). For 2019 the business predicts 200 millions units. But yes is a pain in the ass they are listen to you at home 24/7, but that is similar as how they use your smartphone's MIC to Spy you.

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