Google Adds Street View to Google Earth VR
Google it’s adding Street View to the Virtual Reality version of Google Earth in a new update, allowing users to check street view images from 85 countries.
Experience Street View in Google Earth VR
Street images from 85 different countries were provided by the Street View team along with pictures shared by many other people from all over the world. In order to watch these images in Earth VR, you must zoom down closer to the street level and check if the app says there are Street View images available. If that’s the case, you can then watch the area in 360 degrees.
“With Google Earth VR, you can go anywhere in virtual reality. Whether you want to stroll along the canals of Venice, stand at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro or soar through the sky faster than a speeding bullet, there’s no shortage of things to do or ways to explore. We love this sense of possibility, so we’re bringing Street View to Earth VR to make it easier for you to see and experience the world.” Wrote Joanna Kim, the Product Manager at Earth VR.
Google suggested a couple of interesting places that you can check already such as San Francisco’s AT&T Park and certain areas in Croatia, where King’s Landing from Game of Thrones was filmed. The update is already available and you can experience it on the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. You can also try Street View VR with a smartphone via the Street View app for the Cardboard and Daydream headset.