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This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

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.


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



Return value

A promise that resolves to an array of VRDisplay objects.


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.


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'getVRDisplays()' in that specification.
Unknown Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support No support[1] (Yes) 55 (55)[2] No support No support No support
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android Samsung Internet for GearVR
Basic support No support No support 55.0 (55) No support No support No support (Yes)[3] (Yes)

[1] API 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).

[2] Currently only Windows support is enabled by default. Mac support is available in Firefox Nightly.

[3] Currently supported only by Google Daydream.

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