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Google WebVR now compatible with Cardboard

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Google has made WebVR experiences in the Chrome browser available to view with Google Cardboard viewers.

The move means that anyone with an Android phone and Cardboard headset of phone holder can “experience virtual worlds just by tapping a link”, according to Google.

“To explore what’s possible with WebVR, we’re launching WebVR Experiments, a showcase of the amazing experiences developers are already building,” said Jonas Jongejan, creative technologist at Google Creative Lab. “Each experiment shows shows something different you can try in WebVR.”

Google said that users who don’t have a Google Cardboard or Daydream headset can still access VR experiences on any phone in 2D. It added that WebVR support on Chrome for desktop headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE is “coming soon”.

WebVR is an open standard that is designed to make it possible for users to experience VR in their browser, making it easier for users to get into VR experiences regardless of what device they have.

Google first added WebVR to Chrome on Daydream-ready phones in February.