This post was originally published on our sister site, Android Authority.
Google launched its Daydream View mobile VR headset in the fall of 2016, but so far only a few Android smartphones support it, and there’s no word on how many of the headsets have actually been sold. Google is apparently looking for more people to try out the Daydream View, thanks to a new offer on the Google Store.
From now until June 18, people who purchase the $79 Daydream View will get a $25 credit to use on the Google Play Store. The obvious idea is that Google wants buyers of the Daydream View to also get some new apps or games that will work with the VR headset. However, the credit can also be used for pretty much anything else on the Play Store, including movies, books or music.
As we mentioned, there are only a few phones that currently support the Daydream View, so buyers should make sure their smartphone will work with the headset. Google’s own Pixel and Pixel XL are compatible, along with Motorola’s Moto Z and Moto Z Force. More recently, Daydream View support was added to the ZTE Axon 7, along with the Huawei Mate 9 Pro and the Porsche Design Mate 9. In May during Google I/O 2017, the company confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus would get a software update later this summer that will allow the Daydream View headset to work with those phones. Other phones are also supposed to get Daydream-compatible software updates later this year as well.
Will this new Google Play Store credit offer make you buy the Daydream View? Let us know what you plan to do in the comments!