Google unveils screen-casting and YouTube video sharing in Daydream VR 2.0 update

Google unveils screen-casting and YouTube video sharing in Daydream VR 2.0 update

Googlewill add new tools for users to share their VR experience with others more easily in the upcoming Daydream VR 2.0 update.

The main new addition to the platform is the ability to cast apps and games onto a second screen. The Daydream user will continue to control the action while others can watch what is happening on a TV or PC monitor.

Capture options will be made available in the update, with players able to take screenshots directly within the app. They'll then be able to share YouTube videos with other Daydream users in a shared VR space.

More support

Google also revealed new devices that will soon support the Daydream View headset, including the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. New phones from Motorola, Asus and LG are expected to be added later in 2017.

Daydream-supported standalone headsets meanwhile will allow users to access the Daydream VR without the need to power it from a phone or PC. All of the more than 150 apps currently available will be immediately useable on the new devices.

The first of these standalone devices to be announced is manufactured by HTC as part of its Vive range of VR headsets. No release date or price point has been announced so far.

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