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Daydream View VR headset launches in Nov. for $79

by Jacob Kleinman | October 4, 2016October 4, 2016 9:57 am PST

Google unveiled Daydream View during its big hardware event on Tuesday, but it won’t actually launch for another month. The company said its new phone-powered VR headset will be available in gray starting in November for $79, with two more color options launching further down the line.

Daydream View works with Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, along with other Daydream-approved Android phones. It comes with a special motion controller that you can store inside the headset when it’s not in use. It also features a comfortable design that can fit your glasses.

Google’s teaming up with a bunch of companies to bring new content to Daydream View. That includes a new Harry Potter game, 360-degree documentary footage from The New York Times and apps from Hulu and Netflix for viewing traditional content on a giant virtual screen. Of course, Google’s bringing its own apps to Daydream too. That includes YouTube, Street View, Google Photos and Google Play Music.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...