Augmented Reality

Amazon brings AR shopping tool to Android

AR View is Amazon's in-app feature which allows users to visualize items inside their homes before making a purchase.

Amazon made an announcement that its AR view augmented-reality shopping tool is now available on Android devices.

AR View is Amazon’s in-app feature which allows users to visualize items inside their homes before making a purchase. The feature was first launched on iOS.

“AR view helps customers make better shopping decisions by allowing them to visualize the aesthetic and fit of products in their own living space,” said Amazon.

“Users can view “tens of thousands of items — from the living room, bedroom, kitchen and home office products to electronics, toys, and games, home décor and more” in their own home using the technology which melds the digital and physical worlds,” added the retail giant.

For now, that means it’s limited to devices that support the ARCore app, but eventually, it’ll work on most Android devices.

How to use the app?

To use AR View, your Android device needs to support ARCore 1.0. Install ARCore app in your phone. Once you’ve got the ARCore app installed, make sure you’re running the latest version of the Amazon app.

Open the Amazon app and hit the camera icon in the search bar. You’ll be presented with some view choices. Select AR View, and you can check how thousands of items will look in your home.

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Kritika Sehgal

A storyteller and a writer from the hills of Shimla, Kritika Sehgal is a tech- savvy and has a strong inclination towards Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Cryptocurrencies. She is also the founder of storytelling blog ‘Words of Five Senses' and has worked with The Indian Express, CNN News18 and Techseen, Singapore before.

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