It’s been teased by netizens as “Google Close” again, this time targeting Daydream. This is Google’s VR platform, launched in 2016, and even introduced its own View headset to the market, which was updated a year later. Although it has since attracted a number of apps to the platform, most of them have now stopped updating, or worse, Google has abandoned its support for Daydream although it has been completely abandoned.
In June 2019, Google announced that the Play Movies and TV app had ceased its support for Daydream and that it was stopping supporting the Hulu platform for a year, and that Google was waking up from Daydream and officially stopped supporting it today. The company has confirmed that it will no longer update the software and that Daydream may not even be able to run on Android 11. Third-party apps can still be used with headers, but headers can’t be purchased enough, but don’t expect them to continue.
While VR is fun, most consumers don’t plan to buy head-to-head and compatible apps in a home entertainment environment, which may explain Google’s decision to forgo support for Daydream.