November 6, 2019 update:
  • There's a new open source Cardboard SDK that offers a streamlined API, improved device compatibility, and built-in viewer profile QR code scanning. We recommend that all developers actively building for Google Cardboard migrate to the new Cardboard SDK: iOS, Android NDK, Unity XR Plugin (SDK)
October 15, 2019 update:
  • The Daydream View VR headset is no longer available for purchase. However, you can continue to use the existing Google VR SDK to update and distribute your apps to the Google Play Store, and make them available to users in the Daydream app.

Requirements for the 6DoF controller developer kit

Hardware requirements

Software requirements

You'll need to enable the ndk-hellovrbeta sample for the Android NDK platform.

For additional software requirements specific to your development platform, refer to Unity or Android NDK.


Before attempting to set up and pair either of the experimental 6DoF controllers and faceplate included in the developer kit:

  • Fluorescent lighting and HTC Vive Lighthouses are both known to interfere with tracking. Turn off the Vive Lighthouse if you have one, or move to a room with different conditions.