Using a stand alone remote, Daydream View users will be able to access a sensible amount of starter apps. There's the obvious -- immersive 3-D games that should rival the Flappy Bird knock-offs you play on your phone -- and the more enticing offers. For loners looking to binge on the virtual big screen, Daydream View will offer Netflix, HBO Now, Google Play, Hulu, and YouTube right off the bat.
They aren't fully VR experiences -- you can't wonder the halls of Orange Is the New Black's Litchfield Penitentiary just yet -- but the VR equivalent of sitting in your own private movie theater. No more second-screen attention-diversions while you half-watch the new season of BoJack Horseman -- Daydream View is out to hold your attention. And with more and more tailor-made virtual reality content emerging from independent studios, it's hard to imagine original experiences developed in-hour at Google will be far behind.
Will it be able to attract your attention in the first place? The initial Daydream View unit will run you $79, a price your actual reality wallet may be able to afford.