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.

Daydream View

The Daydream View is a comfortable, lightweight, and easy-to-wear headset featuring an NFC sensor that allows the phone to automatically detects it is placed into the headset. The Daydream View also comes with a Daydream controller, which combines a simple, intuitive user inferface with 3DoF functionality. All Daydream apps must work with the Daydream controller.

Supported Devices

Daydream-ready phones are phones that have been certified by Google for the Daydream platform. They are built for VR with high-resolution, low-persistence displays, powerful SoCs that support VR experiences running at 60 FPS, and high-fidelity sensors for precise head-tracking.

A complete list of current Daydream-ready phones is available here.

Learn more

Take a look at our guides below to get started with the SDK on the platform of your choice.