Daydream-compatible phones should be able to play 1920p VR videos smoothly.
Within the Daydream system, you can use a browser to navigate to one of our VR sites and stream videos using our Web Player.
Alternatively, you can disable NFC in your phone's settings, which will allow you to use the Daydream as a Cardboard-like headset. You can disable NFC by navigating to your phone's settings and searching for 'NFC'. Toggle the switch to 'off'.