11.10.2016Personal Tech

Virtual Reality 101: How to try Google’s Daydream View in two easy steps

By: Albert Aydin
Visit your local Verizon store to experience and purchase Google’s latest virtual reality headset

Step 1: Find the nearest Verizon store.

Step 2: Visit the store and ask to try out Daydream View.

Virtual reality (VR) is something you just need to experience firsthand to appreciate it. And starting today, the best and fastest way to try out the latest virtual reality headset is to visit your nearest Verizon store and put one on. Take a photo and short video with the headset on too – you’ll make some friends jealous.

In-Store demonstrations

Visit your nearby Verizon store to experience virtual reality using Google’s Daydream View, a VR headset and motion-sensor controller designed for experiencing high-quality, immersive media, apps and games.

When coming into a store, a solutions specialist can you set up with a headset to try virtual reality. Some experiences you can expect are:

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Wander into the virtual world of this upcoming movie with this Daydream View. This exclusive demo uses the motion controller so you can wave a wand like a wizard as if it’s an extension of your hand.
  • Introductory VR Video - New to VR? This introduction video to virtual reality in 360-degrees. Watch as different worlds and environments present themselves in this video. Look up, down, left, right, in all directions to see everything.
  • YouTube VR and Street View - Experience 360-degree content from top VR content creators, and enjoy the YouTube videos you know and love on a virtual big screen. Or explore over 70 countries and experience 150 handcrafted tours of the world's most amazing places.
  • Wonderglade - Magically teleport to an ever growing theme. Putt, tilt, spray, and spin your way through carnival-themed classic games with Daydream View’s controller.
  • Ask for more - experience and try out more Daydream View apps like Hulu, New York Times VR, Mekorama, VR Karts, EarthShape, and more.

Availability

Daydream View is now available for purchase in Verizon stores nationwide and online for $79.99. Daydream View is currently compatible with Pixel and Pixel XL; both smartphones are available only in Verizon stores and online.

About the author(s): 
Albert Aydin is a Verizon Wireless manager for Corporate Communications focusing on the latest and greatest wireless devices. He writes about smartphones, accessories, wearables, virtual reality, and all the cool things you can do using 4G LTE.