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More phones, new colors and the latest apps on Daydream

Designed with choice in mind, Daydream brings you high quality, mobile VR with any Daydream-ready phone. Last month, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force joined the Daydream-ready family, giving you more phones to choose from. And starting today, the limited edition Crimson and Snow Daydream View are available online in the U.S., U.K. and Australia so you can pick the color that matches your style:


In addition to more phones and new colors, you can now experience some of the most highly anticipated titles coming to Daydream:

Travel, play and immerse yourself in VR with Daydream

LEGO BrickHeadz Builder VR: Design your own LEGO BrickHeadz characters and bring them to life. Unlock new characters and items with special combinations, and enjoy free play with virtual LEGO bricks.


HBO NOW and HBO GO: Enjoy every episode of every season of original series such as Game of Thrones® and Westworld, plus iconic favorites such as The Sopranos® and The Wire® on a virtual big screen with your HBO subscription.


Gunjack 2: End of Shift: Immerse yourself in an epic sci-fi space shooter set in a cinematic VR world. As a turret operator charged with destroying waves of attackers, you stand united with your crew mates in the defense of the rig.

Gunjack 2: End of Shift trailer

NextVR: Be courtside, behind the goal or center stage. From NBA and NFL games and the US Open, to the Daytona 500 and Live Nation concerts, experience your favorite events live or revisit them through highlights.


Layers of Fear: Solitude: Delve deep into the mind of an insane painter by exploring his Victorian-era mansion where visions, fears, and horror awaits.

Layers of Fear Trailer

Wands: Take on the role as a mysterious Wielder in an alternate 1880's London. Equip your wand with a wide variety of spells and battle other Wielders for fame, power and glory.

Wands trailer

Underworld Overlord: Be the bad guy and defend your dungeon realm from an onslaught of so-called “heroes” who attempt to rob your treasures and slay your precious monsters. Direct your monsters into the fray, place deadly traps and defenses, and cast spells that help or hinder.

Underworld Overlord Trailer

And in time for the holidays, you’ll be able to experience two popular titles coming to Daydream later this month:

Netflix: Experience thousands of TV episodes and movies—including award-winning Netflix original series, movies, and documentaries—anytime, anywhere with your Netflix subscription.


Need for Speed™ No Limits VR: The first Need for Speed title in virtual reality, feel the ultimate thrill as you strap into the driver’s seat and launch yourself into an unparalleled, visceral ride. Choose your car, choose your track, and enter a new realm of white-knuckle racing reality.


Whether you’re looking to kick back in your personal VR cinema, or experience what it’s like to be a professional racecar driver, space shooter, master builder or magic wielder, now you can with Daydream.

Daydream View coming to stores November 10th

Last month, we announced Daydream View, a comfortable and easy-to-use virtual reality headset and controller powered by any Daydream-ready phone. It will be available November 10th on the Google Store and at retailers across five countries:

  • United States: Verizon, Best Buy; $79 (USD)
  • Canada: Bell, Rogers, Telus, Best Buy; $99 (CAD)
  • United Kingdom: EE, Carphone Warehouse; £69 (GBP)
  • Germany: Deutsche Telekom; €69 (EUR)
  • Australia: Telstra, JB Hi-Fi; $119 (AUD)

With Daydream View and a Daydream-ready phone like Pixel, you’ll be able to kick back in your personal cinema, explore new worlds and get in the game like never before. Take a look at some of the experiences that’ll be coming to Daydream over the next few weeks:

Your Personal Cinema

Hulu VR: Stream Hulu’s entire library of TV shows, movies and VR content. Plus, there will be two new pieces of VR content from Huffpo RYOT available exclusively on Daydream: a news program called “The Big Picture: News in Virtual Reality” and VR comedy show “Virtually Mike and Nora” starring Nora Kirkpatrick and Mike O’Brien. The Hulu VR app is available in the U.S.

Hulu VR on Daydream

YouTube VR: Watch the entire library of YouTube videos on a virtual big screen and experience immersive VR videos from top creators.


Google Play Movies: Enjoy thousands of popular movies and TV shows in your own virtual theater.


INVASION!: From the director of Madagascar, Invasion! is an award-winning VR animation narrated by Ethan Hawke that invites you to become part of the story. A pair of bumbling aliens, Mac and Cheez, plan to invade our Earth, but instead they are thwarted by the cuddliest animals on the planet.


Explore New Worlds

Star Chart VR: From the Sun to the smallest moons of Saturn and out to the coldest, darkest, farthest reaches of Pluto, explore the solar system in a beautiful and accurate real-time space simulation.
Star Chart VR on Daydream

The Wall Street Journal VR: See breaking news and analysis in a whole new way with a real-time interactive market data visualization and interactive 360-degree videos.


Street View: Visit over 70 countries and experience 150 handcrafted tours of the world's most amazing places. You can also search to explore your hometown and everywhere else.

Street View VR

The Guardian VR: Step into the shoes of an urban explorer and discover the hidden labyrinth of London's Underworld - a subterranean web of Victorian sewers and lost waterways that lie active, deep beneath of one of the world's most famous cities.

The Guardian on Daydream

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Wave a wand to explore the magic of Newt’s case, cast spells and solve puzzles to explore the world of the film in this VR experience.


NYT VR: The New York Times will premiere three exclusive films in the Daydream app in its first month, including The Creators: Rob Pruitt. It follows Pruitt on a typical day in his life, with a visit to IKEA in Brooklyn where he purchases 27 plush pandas that’s a signature in his artwork.


Get in the Game

Danger Goat: One runaway goat, hundreds of dastardly traps in his way. Guide, slide and catapult the goat to freedom in this all-new VR puzzle game.

Danger Goat on Daydream

Hunters Gate: Blast your way through the town of Hunters Gate as you defend it from demon invasion - then take the fight to the demons by invading their home world.

Hunters Gate on Daydream

Wonderglade: Magically teleport to an ever growing theme park where you can enjoy carnival-themed classic games such as Tiny Tee Golf and Tip N Tilt Racing.


Gunjack 2: End of Shift: With a formidable arsenal at your disposal, live the life of a Gunjack, protecting the Kubera and its precious cargo from the bandits trying to blow the rig apart!


Mekorama: Help a tiny robot stumble home through 50 puzzling mechanical dioramas.


Need for Speed: No Limits VR: Race for dominance in the first Need for Speed title made for VR. Launch yourself between chaos and control as you hit the loud pedal and roll into underground car culture.


Home Run Derby: Hit monster home runs and get crowned as your favorite MLB Home Run Derby All-Star.


From hitting bat-breaking homeruns to journeying to the rings of Saturn, immerse yourself in high quality, mobile VR with Daydream View. Mark your calendar today for November 10th and follow us on Twitter and Google+ to get the latest on new apps and games coming to Daydream.