This site has been archived and remains strictly as a historical reference for developers who actively maintain apps built using the legacy Google VR SDK, which was last updated in 2019 and is no longer receiving updates.
  • All developers actively developing experiences for Google Cardboard should use the new open source Cardboard SDKs for iOS, Android NDK, and Unity XR Plugin. These new SDKs offer streamlined APIs, improved device compatibility, and built-in viewer profile QR code scanning.
  • The Daydream View VR headset is no longer available for purchase as of October 15, 2019. Existing apps on supported devices are unaffected for users who previously installed those applications. It is no longer possible to opt-in to Daydream distribution via Google Play.

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.

Prerequisites

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.