How to bring the entire web to VR

July 1, 2016

Google is working on new features to bring the web to VR, according to Google Happiness Evangelist .

To help web developers embed VR content in their web pages, the Google Chromium team has been working towards WebVR support in Chromium (programmers: see Chromium Code Reviews), Beaufort said. That means you can now use Cardboard- or Daydream-ready VR viewers to see pages with compliant VR content while browsing the web with Chrome.

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“The team is just getting started on making the web work well for VR so stay tuned, there’s more to come!” he said.

Google previously launched VR view,  which enables developers to embed immersive content on Android, iOS and the web. Users can view it on their phone, with a Cardboard viewer, or with a Chrome browser on their desktop computer.

For native apps, programmers can embed a VR view in an app or web page by grabbing the latest Cardboard SDK for Android or iOS and adding a few lines of code.

On the web, embedding a VR view is as simple as adding an iframe on your site, as KurzweilAI did in the 360-degrees view shown at the top of this page, using iframe code copied from the HTML on Introducing VR view: embed immersive content into your apps and websites on Google Developers Blog. (Chrome browser is required. Instead of a VR viewer, you can use either the mouse or the four arrow keys to explore the image in 360 degrees.)