You Can Now Explore Street View Using Google Cardboard

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Google's Cardboard VR headset is great and getting better. Now, you can tour Street View using its budget virtual reality hardware, too.

A new feature in Google Maps for Android allows Cardboard users to use a VR mode in Street View. You just have to double-tap the navigation circle in the lower right corner of Google Maps, and then the app throws up the side-by-side images required for the VR headset to work. Voila, you're surrounded by the city streets.

Now that Google's shipped over half a million of the dirt cheap user-your-phone VR headsets already, plenty of people will get a chance to explore—and with a new SDK in place, developers are about to make way more apps work with it, too. [Google]