Daydream, which will be built into new versions of Google’s Android devices and will link up with an upcoming headset, was first announced at the tech giant’s IO conference back in May.
A lot of the content will be in the form of 360-degree videos from YouTube stars, while other items include VR projects from Hulu. “iJustine, ” and the Dolan twins, Ethan and Grayson Dolan, according to the report. Video game companies have also teamed up with Google to make sure that the platform offers enough different VR options for consumers.
The VR market is far from barren – with top shelf gaming headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive to smartphone-powered equivalents like Gear VR and Google’s own Cardboard – but Daydream hopes to fill a niche by offering low-latency, high-quality virtual reality on mobile devices. YouTubers, video game producers, and sports leagues will all see the benefit of Google’s cash, an amount that Bloomberg pegs as being in the “hundreds of thousands of dollars a piece”, depending on the medium.
“Mobile virtual reality is what’s going to get the most people to strap things on their head,”United Talent Agency digital media agent Oren Rosenbaum told Bloomberg”. It’s therefore only matter of time before Google gives its new mobile VR platform a proper launch.