Soon, you will be able to browse anything on the web in VR, thanks to Google’s new project WebVR. The project aims to provide us a completely immersive Chrome rather than a few VR specific sites.

What WebVR entails?

To realise its ultimate vision to bridge the present gap between WebVR and non-WebVR sites, the latest from the Google’s lab Chrome Beta and Chrome Beta Dev on Android have been armed with special features. Chrome Beta contains a WebVR setting that enables enhanced VR device compatibility with VR websites built against WebVR standards. While Chrome Dev, though lags behind Beta, possess a ‘VR Shell’ setting. In the words of Google’s Chromium Evangelist François Beaufort himself, “It enable[s] a browser shell for VR” which “allows users to browse the web while using Cardboard or Daydream-ready viewers.” Both options are available in the browser’s Flags page which can be accessed by entering chrome://flags in the URL bar.

Though VR Shell isn’t fully functional yet, but both the options are landmarks in Google’s aim to provide seamless VR experience across the web.

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Better VR days ahead, isn’t it?

Related: Now, Web Browsing Turning Aurally Immersive With Omnitone

Image Credits: Google Images
Coverage: Indian Express

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