- Google Street View now available in virtual reality
- Explore beautiful places in VR with Google Street View
With Google Street View, the search engine giant makes it possible to visualize almost all the roads around the world in 360 degrees. Photographed and adjusted by Google Maps teams, the images from Google Street View allow you to orient yourself easily, to discover a place virtually and to navigate freely in almost any city in the world. Now Google Street View is available in virtual reality to discover many corners of the world.
Google Street View now available in virtual reality
In a bulletin published on its blog, Google announced last Thursday that Google Street View is now available in virtual reality. This new version of Google Earth VR, which offers Google Street View in virtual reality, is available on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets as well as on any virtual reality headset that works with a smartphone such as, for example, a Cardboard. For the latter, just download the Google Street View app in virtual reality here.
This update makes it possible to take a closer look at a large number of places around the world and make virtual tourism very easy. It allows you to take to the streets and explore, through immersive 360-degree photos, mythical places on our planet. These immersive photos are offered by Google Street View teams as well as those of individuals all over the world.
Explore beautiful places in VR with Google Street View
While sailing with Google Earth VR, a bubble will inform you if immersive images are available with Google Street View from the place you want to explore. If this is the case, you can then start your virtual tour of the place with your VR headset. Virtual tourism at your fingertips from your living room simply with your virtual reality headset.
At the moment, images from 85 countries are available. Just pick a location and check if 360-degree immersive photos are available. You can start for example by visiting virtually like for example the famous baseball stadium "AT&T Park" of San Francisco, the old port of Westeros or even visit The “King's Landing” from the famous “Game of Thrones” television series.