The Google Store now has a dedicated VR section

by: Jimmy WestenbergFebruary 29, 2016

Google Tech C1-Glass VR Viewer 3

Google has been pushing the widespread adoption of virtual reality for a few years now, so it’s no surprise to see the company has finally created a dedicated virtual reality section in the Google Store. In this section you’ll be able to download notable VR applications, as well as purchase a handful of virtual reality viewers directly from Google. You can buy the standard Google Cardboard headset for $15, Mattel’s View-Master VR starter pack for $29.99, as well as the Goggle Tech C1-Glass VR Viewer for $15.

At the moment there’s no link to the VR section at the top of the Google Store navigation bar, though there is a giant banner on the Google Store homepage directing users to the new section. It’s probably only a matter of time until this section gets added to the top of the site.

Rumors have been floating around recently claiming that Google might soon release a rival to Samsung’s Gear VR headset, to be released later this year. The company also may be working on a standalone headset that won’t require a smartphone or a computer to use. It’s possible we might get our first glance at Google’s new VR products at Google I/O this year, but nothing is for certain quite yet.

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  • AbbyZFresh

    I wonder how many people actually know about the Google store. At least outside of Fanboys.

    • Brian_Goggs

      I bet quite a few. I know a lot of people who switched from Apple to Android over the year. Most are still with Android but some returned back to Apple.

    • wcjeep

      Excellent question. Same goes for Apple. I know quite a few people that use their phone for call, text and camera. That is it. Flashlight? Nope. Google Translate? Email? Google Image search? News? None of the above.

  • Tjaldid

    those glasses are the stupidest thing i have ever seen what in the hell are those?

    • Brian_Goggs

      I have to agree those are really bad!

      • The Illusionist

        Kindly share your experience with cardboard vr here. What games or movies you tested on it and why it performed badly??

        • Brian_Goggs

          I didn’t say the games or the movies were bad but the cheap looking glasses and cardboard look bad compared to Oculus and the other ones.

  • RunningGreat

    Google needs to stop this half-assed cardboard crap. Only ruins the experience for potential vr users.

    • hitsquad27

      or it gives people an affordable option to delve into VR who wouldn’t spend $300-700 to try out this young tech..VR is cool but i’m not ready to spend serious money on it…cardboard is $15…those who plan on spending serious money aren’t the people cardboard is geared to…so there’s that

      • RunningGreat

        People like to try stuff out before purchasing something expensive and google is running that experience. It’s like poison to vr. They need to stop.

  • dontpanicbobby

    I say old boy… Could I borrow your Stereopticon?