If you happen to be one of the lucky few to have received Google’s upcoming Daydream View headset a few days early, it looks like you still won’t be able to use the Android-powered virtual reality device until its official launch on November 10th.
This is because the headset requires an app called “Google VR Services” to be installed in Android 7.0 Nougat before View is compatible with any device. This app has yet to be published in the Google Play Store and doesn’t seem to have appeared on any APK hosting websites, which means side-loading isn’t an option.
Right now the only devices that can be used with the headset are Google’s own Pixel and Pixel XL, though Google says more Daydream-certified smartphones are on the way from various Android manufacturers.
Google’s Daydream virtual Reality headset is set to launch in Canada on November 10th for $99 CAD.