A new report says that Google is putting in virtual reality features in the Android version of its Chrome browser, which could enable VR experiences to be seen by a much larger audience.

Google Cardboard

Road to VR reports:

The latest builds of Google Chrome Beta and Google Chrome Dev on Android bring two important new features for making this a reality. Chrome Beta now contains a WebVR setting which enables enhanced VR device compatibility with VR websites built against WebVR standards. Chrome Dev (one extra step back in development from Beta) now contains a 'VR Shell' setting which Google's Chromium Evangelist Fran├žois Beaufort says "enable[s] a browser shell for VR" which "allows users to browse the web while using Cardboard or Daydream-ready viewers." Both options are available in the browser's Flags page, accessed by entering chrome://flags in the URL bar.

The article adds that Google is also working to add support for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headset to Chrome on the desktop.