Daydream 6P

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    There are several reasons to pick up a Pixel/XL, whether it be for the smooth and latest android experience, the awesome battery life, or for Daydream. But if you are in the market for a phone this (Pixel) is a device to consider. But if you are one who don't have a Pixel, are holding off for the price to drop, or have no intentions of buying one but you still want to experience daydream then you may be in luck.

    To note my Nexus 6P is on the latest android software 7.1.1.

    Prerequisites:
    • Have a Daydream ready device
    • Have the Daydream app and keyboard installed (you may have to sideload those apps if you do not have a pixel.
    • Have a Daydream headset

     
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    By the way it does work with Google Play Movies, in fact it was awesome. Even if I forgot to remove the blue plastic stickers from the headset lens.
     
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    OK I am now convinced that VR is the way of the future. I was watching a movie (BvS extended queued up to the fight between Batman and Superman and the warehouse scene and I was amazed. In fact even though I understand Google trying to push the Pixel with the VR headset as a package to sell phone they really ought to push it to public, especially those with a Nexus 6P. Because they can make money and open up the development on the experience as a whole.

    True they have cardboard but again they are missing on a market they can capitalize on for Christmas.
     
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    Here are the apps you are going to have to sideload:


    So far the only issues I ran into was having to position the straps so it straddles the volume button, phone getting hot (but that is not really an issue just be mindful you are going to burn some battery using the feature, and the headset wanting to fall off and needing to be readjusted from time to time. Other than that I'm cool with it.
     
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    I will continue to update the post above when i come upon new apps to sideload.

    Oh and remember your panoramic pictures you took years back?

    Check it out on Google Photos VR
     
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    I have a cheapo VR headset with a bluetooth controller coming in the mail today. Have you tried the streetview app within Daydream yet? I'm really hoping it's as awesome as I think it'll be. I'd like to be able to float down the streets and look around.
     
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    I have the VZW Star Wars Cardboard. Wonder if this will work with the YouTube and Netflix. I want a Player like VLC so i can watch Any Videos i have
     
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    I installed Netflix VR but doesnt give me an option to sign in. i dont have the little dot to select and use the button on top. is Keyboard and Daydream Required?
     
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    I think netflix VR is for daydream.
     
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    if that works let us know and we'll make a write up for the forum.
     
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