Firefox Reality, the first browser for VR headsets

Firefox reality search engine

In Firefox Reality users can browse through VR games, videos, experiences, and environments.

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Mozilla launched Firefox Reality, virtual reality and augmented reality content browser, available for Viveport, Oculus and Daydream headsets.

While there is a lot of virtual reality content on platforms like YouTube or Facebook, there are only a few stand-alone apps for VR headsets. Firefox Reality is the first browser designed for these VR devices.

Firefox Reality interface appears in the virtual environment as a floating window. With the help of a pointer or through voice commands, users can browse through VR games, videos, experiences, and environments.

Although there was already a previous Mozilla virtual platform called WebVR, Firefox Reality is entirely different. In this regard, Andre Vrignaud, head of strategy of mixed reality platforms in Mozilla states: “We had to rethink everything, including navigation, text-input, environments, search and more. This required years of research, and countless conversations with users, content creators, and hardware partners.”

Like all Mozilla products, Firefox Reality offers continuous updates, as well as privacy and transparency in the handling and monitoring of user data.

Also, Mozilla calls on all developers, content creators and geeks to add content to this new search engine or to share their ideas to improve Firefox Reality.

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