Amazon’s iOS and Android apps now feature augmented reality shopping [Update]


Update: Several months after augmented reality (AR) shopping came to Amazon’s iOS app, the online giant has now added the feature to the Android version.

Amazon’s AR View lets shoppers place a digital render of a product in their home to see what it will look like before they buy it. To access AR View, you’ll first need to download the AR Core app, according to ZDNet, then head to the Amazon app’s camera icon to start placing things like AR futons in your living room.

If you decide to do a little scouting in AR before making your purchase, you’ll have 15,000 items to test out, from couches to cribs. Not too shabby for a still-nascent mobile technology.

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Augmented reality (AR) is about to make shopping online for furniture a heck of a lot easier. As of today, you’ll find a new feature called AR View in Amazon’s iOS app that lets you see what big items like desks and entertainment systems will look like in your home before you buy them.

In Amazon’s own words in its patch notes, this applies to everything from furniture and speakers to coffeemakers.

This article was sourced fromTechRadar

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