Google Earth now lets you explore whole wide world in virtual reality

Google Earth VR is currently available on HTC Vive only

Tech Desk November 18, 2016
Google Earth VR which can be downloaded from Steam Store for free. PHOTO: GOOGLE

The world has so many beautiful and amazing places to visit and only lucky ones are being able to travel and explore the world. Given the financial constraints and responsibilities that we have, even the most frequent and active travellers are able to see only a fraction of these amazing places.

But now, Google let you see the world as it is. Earlier this week, the giant search engine launched its virtual whole-earth model in virtual reality.

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“We are introducing Google Earth VR as our next step to help the world see the world,” Product Manager Google VR Mike Podwal said in blog post on Wednesday.

Google Earth VR, lets fly over a city, stand at the top of the highest peaks, and even soar into space. It’s been 10 years since the tech giant launched Google Earth as an effort to “help people everywhere explore our planet”.

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Earth VR comes with cinematic tours and hand-picked destinations that take you to the Amazon River, the Manhattan skyline, the Grand Canyon, the Swiss Alps, and more.

However, the Google Earth VR which can be downloaded from Steam Store for free, is currently available on HTC Vive only, with Google saying the updates on Google Earth across other platforms will come next year.


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