Plex adds VR support for Google Daydream

Alex Kidman 25 January 2018 NEWS


Watch all your content in VR wherever you are.

When we reviewed the updated version of Google Daydream View recently we noted that it was a very comfortable headset with plenty of potential but rather light on the actual applications front, meaning that it was good technology that needed a bit of a content push.

Popular home media serving platform Plex has just announced a new feature that just might give it that push, with the announcement of Plex VR for Google Daydream.

The app itself is free to install on your Android handset, although you'll need a Daydream-compatible device, and obviously an existing Plex installation to stream content from.

Plex VR on Daydream was, according to Plex, built out of a community VR project originally called Plevr, with the developer scoring themselves a job with Plex by dint of their existing work.

According to Plex's official release, Plex VR comes with the following:

  • The ability to watch your Plex Media Server videos with friends, in real time, with voice chat!*
  • The ability to play local videos on your Android device (including 3D and 360/180 video)!
  • A fancy apartment that keeps itself clean, with fully automated, mechanized blinds.
  • A drive-in movie theatre. The whole thing. For real.*
  • Various conflict-free potted plants.
  • Bragging rights.
  • A kitten.**

** kitten not included.

Dang. I really wanted that kitten.

The first asterisk in that list relates to the fact that the shared video watching functionality of Plex relies on you having a paid Plex Pass subscription, which will also grant you access to the optional drive-in scene for movie watching, although Plex will let you use the feature for a 7 day trial period.

Order Google Pixel 2 from Telstra

Order Google Pixel 2 from Telstra from Telstra deals

  • Available in 64GB and 128GB
  • Free unlimited online storage to save photos and videos
  • Long lasting and fast charging battery
  • Use Google Lens to learn more about landmarks, artwork and more
  • New Pixel-exclusive AR stickers to dress up your photos
  • View details

    Daydream View is, of course, most strongly associated with Google's own Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets, but it's not your only choice, with the headset also compatible with a range of Daydream-certified Android handsets, including the LG V30+, Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note 8 and Motorola Moto Z phones.

    Latest mobile phones headlines

    Follow us for all the latest mobile phone news and deals

    put content here

    Get more from finder

    Ask an Expert

    You are about to post a question on

    • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
    • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
    • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
    • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

    Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
    Ask a question
    Go to site