Netflix VR app for Daydream launched in the Google Play store

Netflix VR app for Daydream launched in the Google Play store
So, if you can't have enough of Netflix shows, the company has just released another mobile application aimed at Android users who own the Daydream VR. Why another Netflix app if there's already one available in the Google Play store?

We don't know the answer, but Netflix has decided not to build its VR app around the Netflix app, so you'll now have two apps that do different things, but could be joined together.

The new Netflix VR app allows subscribers to its movie streaming service who own Google's Daydream View headset to watch 36-degree video content.

Unfortunately, the Daydream View is the only VR headset supported by the Netflix VR app for the moment. Hopefully, Samsung Gear VR and other headsets will receive support in the future. You can use the VR app to watch any content available on Netflix.

Reading through the reviews posted on Google Play store, it appears that the application has some issues as many Pixel users have reported that their phones overheat after 20-30 minutes of use.

Other than that, the apps should be plain and simple to use, unlike Hulu and HBO apps that have a bit more options to take advantage of. If you have a Netflix subscription and a Daydream View, it might be worth a try.



source: Google Play

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14 Comments

1. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

The gear VR and oculus store have had a Netflix VR app for over a year now...

2. aegislash

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Why make a Nextflix VR app for Gear VR? Touchwiz is incredibly laggy and curved screens are a gimmick. /s

5. jmonteiro829

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

What a dumb comment. What the hell does Touchwiz have to do with Gear VR? Also not all Galaxy phones have a curved screen moron.

10. ebilcake

Posts: 1228; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

We seem to have a pretty low standard of trolls here on Phonearena, they don't even make an effort.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Whoop de do, Daydream has been out for a month now, what's your point? If it had been out for a year then your comment might be worth something, but no, it's not.

6. jmonteiro829

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Apparently you didn't read the article. The author commented that hopefully soon Netflix VR would be available for GearVR. In fact it already is and looks exactly like the screenshots in the article and has been out for about a year.

12. jsobotka

Posts: 54; Member since: Aug 21, 2009

Calm down Scott. His point was that the article seemed to strongly imply that there is no Gear VR support for Netflix. He was simply correcting this misinformation... not trying to start a Gear VR vs. Daydream View war.

13. jsobotka

Posts: 54; Member since: Aug 21, 2009

Damn, does anyone know how to change settings so that more than 5 comments are displayed by default? This has bitten me multiple times now... e.g. I wouldn't have replied to that post if I had seen someone else had already done so in the same manner, but I'm an idiot and didn't see the subtle "View All Comments" button.

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, if you figure it out, let us all know.

9. ebilcake

Posts: 1228; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Only available for Gear VR via the Oculus Store oddly enough, not available for Oculus Rift. Although with Virtual Desktop it's not really required anyway.

4. KingSam

Posts: 1427; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I never tried VR. I would love to buy a flagship and try it out daydream vs gear VR. Heat ry seems to be limiting mobile VR.

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If i'm only going to be able to view '36-degree video' i may aswell stick to the regular app.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4132; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Phonearena's own artickes point out how clueless they truly are in the tech world. Not knowing that Netflix has been in Gear VR for over a year shows that they have no idea about why is truly out there. Makes perfect sense why they compare everything to an iPhone like it's the one to beat. They have profit due to marketing and nothing else.

11. ebilcake

Posts: 1228; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Can't help but agree,the writer appears to have little experience with mobile VR.

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