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Google rolls out Oculus Rift support for Chrome web browser

Google rolls out Oculus Rift support for Chrome web browser


Google is introducing support for virtual reality hardware to its Chrome web browser, Digital Spy said.

The update will enable users to enjoy a more immersive internet experience through devices like Oculus Rift and Google's DIY headset Cardboard.

Although browsing the web using a virtual reality device is unlikely to be radically different, it does have some potential applications, such as allowing users to view life-sized goods before purchasing them.

Chrome is not the first web browser to incorporate this functionality, with Mozilla previously laying out plays to bring similar features to Firefox.

This week, software was launched for Oculus Rift that lets users explore the town of South Park from the eponymous TV show.

New Oculus Rift development kits will be distributed this month as the product edges closer to its consumer launch.

Earlier this year, Oculus VR was acquired by Facebook. The social media company has vowed not to redesign or rebrand the Oculus Rift.

Photo: Getty Images / AFP/Robyn Bec
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