Navigator.getVRDisplays()

Obsolete
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

The getVRDisplays() method of the Navigator interface returns a promise that resolves to an array of VRDisplay objects representing any available VR displays connected to the computer.

Syntax

navigator.getVRDisplays().then(function(displays) {
  // Do something with the available VR displays
});

Parameters

None.

Return value

A promise that resolves to an array of VRDisplay objects.

Examples

if(navigator.getVRDisplays) {
  console.log('WebVR 1.1 supported');
  // Then get the displays attached to the computer
  navigator.getVRDisplays().then(function(displays) {
    // If a display is available, use it to present the scene
    if(displays.length > 0) {
      vrDisplay = displays[0];
      // Now we have our VRDisplay object and can do what we want with it
    }
  });
}

Note: You can see this complete code at raw-webgl-example.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebVR 1.1
The definition of 'getVRDisplays()' in that specification.
Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
getVRDisplays
ExperimentalDeprecated
Chrome No support No
Notes
No support No
Notes
Notes Available on all platforms behind a flag, but currently only works on desktop in an experimental version of Chrome (other builds won't return any devices when Navigator.getVRDisplays() is invoked).
Edge No support 15 — 79Firefox Full support 55
Notes
Full support 55
Notes
Notes Windows support was enabled in Firefox 55.
Full support 64
Notes
Notes macOS support was enabled in Firefox 64.
IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support ? — 80Chrome Android No support ? — 80
Notes
No support ? — 80
Notes
Notes Currently supported only by Google Daydream.
Firefox Android Full support 55Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support ? — 13.0
Notes
No support ? — 13.0
Notes
Notes Currently supported only by Google Daydream.

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.

See also