Samsung is taking the Internet to the next level.
The Korean device maker on Tuesday unveiled a web browser for its Gear virtual reality headset.
The app, appropriately called Internet for VR, allows users to browse the web and consume content in a what Samsung calls and “immersive atmosphere” without having to download content on to their smartphones.
Chan-Woo Park, Samsung’s vice president of Product Strategy, explained the new tech in a statement.
“As the demand for 360-degree, immersive video content rapidly rises – Samsung Internet for Gear VR further enriches the VR content ecosystem for our consumers, setting an industry standard for the VR viewing experience,” Park said.
Internet for VR supports both 360-degree and 3D video streaming, as well as any HTML5 video from the web. Text input can be handled through voice recognition, along with an on-screen keyboard. Through “Gaze Mode,” users can select menus by gazing at them.
Samsung Internet for Gear VR beta version will be available for download in the Oculus Store beginning December 2.
Supported Samsung devices include: Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note5 with Gear VR.