Google Earth VR now supports Street View

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Google Earth, the mapping software from the tech giant, was updated last year with Virtual Reality capabilities. This time around, another update brings Street View to Earth VR.

Google Earth VR now supports Street View

With the VR upgrade, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift owners could fly around various cities and mountains across the world. It was as easy as turning their gear-mounted heads.

With this new update, VR users can now explore Street View images from 85 countries around the world. If the location supports the Street View on Earth VR, a button will pop up (same as the one seen on classic Google Maps) when flying at that location towards ground level. You can then click that button using the hand-held controller to enter the immersive 360-degree photographic view of the place.

If you own a VR headset and unsure about what you should look at first, take Google's advice and look at San Francisco's AT&T Park, or at the Old Port in Dubrovnik, Croatia (the King's Landing in HBO's Game of Thrones).

The update is available for the owners of Vive and Rift, and also via the Street View app for Google Daydream and Google Cardboard.


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