Set up your Daydream headset and controller

Follow the steps to use your Daydream headset and controller.

To use Daydream, you need:

  • A Daydream-enabled phone
  • A compatible headset
  • The Daydream app

Open the Daydream app

Important: The Daydream VR app is no longer supported by Google and may not work properly on some devices running Android 11 or later. Many of the third-party apps and experiences within Daydream may still be available as standalone apps in the Google Play store. We don’t expect users to lose any account information or functionality for third-party apps as a result of Daydream no longer being supported by Google. Find information about Google support for Daydream.

  1. Open the Daydream app. 
  2. To pair your headset and controller, follow the setup instructions. 
  3. After you finish setup, you'll go through a short Welcome tutorial.

Enter a form of payment and select a PIN

You’ll be asked to create a Google PIN and add a form of payment during setup. A form of payment is required to use Daydream, but you won't be charged unless you make a purchase. Learn how to add a payment method.

  • Choose a PIN that's easy for you to remember and difficult for others to guess.
  • If you already have a form of payment with Google Play, you'll skip this step.
  • If you forgot or lost your pin, create a new one.

Learn how to fix payment method problems.

Pair your Daydream controller

During the Daydream app setup, you'll be asked to pair your Daydream controller with the app. Follow the on-screen steps. 

While you pair the app and controller, you may be asked to update the software on your controller. The updates can take up to 5 minutes. Learn how to fix Daydream controller problems.

Put your phone in the headset

To correctly put your phone in the headset, follow the on-screen instructions . Make sure the power and volume buttons are facing up.

Set up headphones (optional)

We recommend headphones that plug into your phone because Daydream doesn't support Bluetooth headphones at this time.

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