Google’s Cardboard VR headset is great and getting better. Now, you can tour Street View using its budget virtual reality hardware too.
A new feature in Google Maps for Android allows Cardboard users to use a VR mode in Street View. You just have to double-tap the navigation circle in the lower right corner of Google Maps, and then the app throws up the side-by-side images required for the VR headset to work. Voila, you’re surrounded by the city streets.
Now that Google’s shipped over half a million of the dirt cheap user-your-phone VR headsets already, plenty of people will get a chance to explore — and with a new SDK in place, developers are about to make way more apps work with it too. [Google]