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How to Run Google Daydream with Pixel 8 Pro

In this guide, we will show you the steps to run Google Daydream with Pixel 8/Pro. This discontinued virtual reality platform was developed by the Cupertino giant and was made for use with a headset into which a smartphone is inserted. While it was initially lauded and managed to checkmark most of the prerequisites of the tech enthusiasts, however, it too became part of the evergrowing Google’s Graveyard, with the Pixel 3 series being the last officially supported device.

However, thanks to some nifty work done by the developers, you can now run Google Daydream even with the latest Pixel devices i.e. 8 Pro. However, there are a few caveats attached to this process. First off, the number of supported apps is forever on a dwindling spiral [after all it has been over 4 years since the product was discontinued].

Adding to it, the fact that Pixel now only supports 64-bit apps, and the list of apps only gets trimmed down further. Even then, there are a few intriguing apps that are worthy of your attention. But before you can try them out, you’ll first have to make Daydream compatible with your Pixel. And in this guide, we will show you how to do just that. Follow along.

How to Run Google Daydream with Pixel 8 Pro

Google Daydream Pixel 8 Pro

  1. First off, root your device via Magisk patched init_boot.
  2. Then download the Magisk Module attached below:
    [Credit: XDA Senior Member crisco654]
  3. Now flash this module via Magisk and reboot your device.
  4. Then install the Daydream, Daydream Keyboard, and VR Services apps.
  5. Now launch the Daydream app and go through the setup process.

With this, the setup is complete. Now comes how could we get hold of the apps, for that, the Daydream app is literally useless. If you have an APK, then you could use the Daydream app to access it from its Library section but for downloading, Daydream isn’t the best contender out there. So your next best alternative is to stroll through the lanes of Play Store.

However, the number of Daydream apps on the Store is also few and far [because the developers have any incentive to actively maintain apps for devices that have long been discontinued]. So if you come across any apps from the Store, otherwise, below are some of the apps that are currently actively supported by Daydream and are running without any hiccups on the latest Pixel 8 Pro [thanks crisco654 for this list]:

On the other hand, here are a few noteworthy apps that no longer works with Daydream:

  • PlexVR
  • Google Chrome
  • DeoVR
  • SkyboxVR
  • Google Street Maps VR
  • Expeditions
  • Fulldive VR

That’s it. These were the steps to run Google Daydream with Pixel 8/Pro. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.