Netflix by far the most popular streaming service in the world. used by over 75 million people and offers a wide selection of curated and Netflix-only programs. Netflix has been available in virtual reality for popular headphones like Oculus and Samsung Gear VR; and now arrived on the Google Daydream VR platform. So if you have a Daydream View headset and a compatible phone, like Google Pixel or Moto Droid, here's how you can use Netflix VR with the Daydream View headset:
Netflix VR configuration with Daydream View Headset
The process for setting up the Netflix VR app is quite simple. If you go to the Play Store and search for Netflix VR, the best shot will surely be Netflix's official VR app. You can simply download it to your compatible Daydream phone and insert it into the Daydream View headset.
The first time you start the app, you will be asked to sign in or register . If you've never used Netflix before, you can sign up for a free month of the serviceafter which you will have to pay to continue watching it.
During configuration, you will be asked to enter your credit card details, but don't worry, you will only be charged once the free month has ended. In addition, you are free to upgrade, downgrade (or cancel) your subscription at any time.
Download Netflix VR from the Play Store (free)
Netflix VR on Google Daydream: The Experience
After setting up (or logging in) the Netflix app, you will be taken directly to the app's main screen. Here, you will see the most popular shows and the films that you can broadcast directly. There is also a search option, so you can easily search for your favorite shows. You can also sort programs by categories, which certainly makes it easier to find the kind of shows you are most interested in watching.
Obviously, these shows are not shot for virtual reality, so the show itself is not a virtual reality experience. However, Netflix has done a great job of making the app fantastic. Within the app, you are sitting on a sofa, with the giant Netflix screen directly in front of you, which gives you the feeling of having an incredibly large TV on your wall. The room was designed for the perfect environment for watching TV. L' perfect ambient lighting and the room very well detailed. If you look around, you will see windows overlooking the mountains outside (clearly, we are in a pretty nice place). On your right, you will see posters of some of the most famous shows.
Once you start streaming a TV show or movie, you will notice that lights dim, therefore the focus is not disturbed while watching the show. Overall, Netflix did a great job on their VR app for Daydream and definitely an experience you will enjoy. The detail so well thought out, there is a remote control lying on our side, and a couple of magazines, along with a cup of coffee on the table right in front. I just wish I could pick it up and sip it while watching House of Cards.
Enjoy your favorite Netflix shows in virtual reality
With Netflix finally arriving on the Daydream VR platform, you can enjoy your favorite TV shows and movies in virtual reality. All this, sitting in what can only be described as a very well designed room. I think you will like the experience, as long as you understand that watching TV programs in virtual reality for a long time can easily look away. Virtual reality is not clearly there, however, for us binge watchers. It is definitely worth it, however, and I would advise you to give it a chance. I loved it, and I think you will too.
As always, I'd like to hear your opinions on Netflix VR; therefore, feel free to share them in the comments section below.