Windows Mixed Reality on Chrome: Everything You Need to Know

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  • Learn how to quickly open Chrome in Windows Mixed Reality.
  • Even more, Windows 11 comes with the Windows Mixed Reality app preinstalled, so you don’t have to get it manually.
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Windows Mixed Reality support is available for the most popular browser in the world — Google Chrome. It looks like the company is enhancing the capabilities of its browser on the Windows 10 operating system. 

Windows Mixed Reality has been highly popular amongst users who prefer amplifying the virtual experience or seamlessly integrating it with the real world.

So, let’s find out all about Windows Mixed Reality and how you can enable it in Google Chrome.

Does Windows 10 have Mixed Reality portal?

Yes, Windows 10 does have a Mixed Reality Portal. Although the app has not been there since the start but was introduced in the Windows 10 Fall Creators update.

So, if you want to use Windows Mixed Reality on the desktop, make sure that you are running a later version of the OS.

Is Windows Mixed Reality good?

Windows Mixed Reality is good but certainly not the best. Though having a built-in app developed by Microsoft is certainly not a bad idea either.

Mixed Reality combines the real and virtual world and offers users an instinctual interaction. You can easily get the Windows Mixed Reality portal for Windows 10, and try it out. In case it doesn’t suit your purpose, you may check the other available options.

How do I open Chrome in Windows Mixed Reality?

  1. Paste the following path in the address bar and hit Enter:chrome://settings/content
  2. Locate and click on Augmented reality here.augmented reality for chrome windows mixed reality
  3. Now, select the Ask when a site wants to create a 3D map of your surroundings or track camera position option.option
  4. Similarly, enable the Virtual reality setting as well in Chrome.

When the Chrome WMR feature was first released, it was available as a flag in Chrome Canary. Over time, it became more polished and soon found its way into the browser settings.

Does Windows 11 support Windows Mixed Reality?

Yes, Windows 11 comes with the Windows Mixed Reality app preinstalled, so you don’t have to get it manually. Just search for it, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup, and you are good to go!

Also, make sure the headset you are trying to connect supports the feature and do not plug it near the Bluetooth or other adapters to avoid interference and get the best experience.

That’s all there is to Windows Mixed Reality in Chrome and the steps to enable it. Also, many use Windows Mixed Reality for Beat Saber to amplify the experience, so you may just as well try it.

Besides, find out what to do if high CPU usage in Chrome is affecting the computer’s performance.

Tell us your experience of Chrome VR in the comments section below.

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