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Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

The canPresent read-only property of the VRDisplayCapabilities interface returns a Boolean stating whether the VR display is capable of presenting content (e.g. through an HMD).

This is useful for identifying "magic window" devices that are capable of 6DoF tracking but for which VRDisplay.requestPresent() is not meaningful. If canPresent is false, calls to VRDisplay.requestPresent() will fail, and VRDisplay.getEyeParameters() will return null.


var canIPresent = vrDisplayCapabilitiesInstance.canPresent;


A Boolean.




Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'canPresent' in that specification.
Unknown Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Chromium Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) 55 (55) 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) (Yes)

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