Netflix has launched yet another app in the Play Store, this time specifically for Google’s Daydream virtual reality headset.
If you own Google’s VR headset, the Daydream View, you can go to the Play Store to download Netflix VR, which allows users to enjoy all their favourite movies and shows in a more immersive and fun way. The new Netflix app adds a VR twist to the already-existing app that most of us are familiar with. However, this means that you have two separate apps: one for your mobile device and one for Daydream.
The app doesn’t add too much in terms of functionality. Essentially, you are taken to a cozy virtual room with a TV screen, on which you will be able to select your movie or show. If you look up, you will find various settings by clicking on the chandelier (which could have been made clearer, to be honest). There you can increase the size of the screen and adjust the view so that you can continue watching while lying down.
Unfortunately, Netflix VR is exclusively for Google’s Daydream platform for now, it seems. So for those with Samsung’s Gear VR, you will have to stick to the one that’s available in the Oculus Store.
One thing to note, however, is that many users are complaining about their Pixel phones overheating after thirty minutes or so of using the app. That is slightly concerning especially after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster; the last thing you want is a device exploding right in front of your eyes. Although there are no official words from Netflix, we are fairly certain that an update is on its way to address the issue.
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