Google is currently updating its Chrome browser for Android with the first browser support for Web VR, which is a capability that could truly affect the use and dvelopment of VR content.

Before, if somebody chose to view VR content in a stereo headset viewer, such as Google’s Daydream View, they would have to download one of a number of VR apps.  Daydream View works with a smartphone as the display and processing unit.  This newest Chrome is the stable release.  There was a beta version of Chrome with WebVR support that was announced back in December.

With this newest WebVR-supported Chrome Browser, you can click a button and then see the material as VR in the viewer.  WebVR supports Daydream’s accelerator for tracking head movements, and its remote control.  If you don’t have a VR headset, or you simply don’t want to use one, it’s possible to view non-stereo VR content through Chrome on a desktop or laptop and navigate it with their finger or mouse.  There is no separate app to download, no multitude of apps that developers have to target.