There are 25 games and apps to try right now and like all other platforms there will be a lot more very soon. Like Sony with PlayStation VR, Google promises 50 experiences by the end of the year. I was able to try a decent amount on Daydream View and overall, came impressed.
The usual Google directory is always fun to use in RV, with YouTube, Google Street View, Play Movies, Photos and Arts & Culture being the available ones. With the exception of Play Films, the applications have all been used on the cardboard before so they are not exactly options breaking the ground.
However, Google has reorganised YouTube a bit and made it much more user friendly. You get to watch all your favourite channels of 360 degrees with non-VR in 2D videos. There is even a Google Wizard voice search if you want to go hands-free.
On the game side, I could try Hunter's Gate, Claro, Wonderglade and VR Karts (among others) who provided a very round experience that showed just how much Daydream View can do.
Hunter's Gate is a dungeon crawler that makes you play one of two characters who automatically shoots the demons you target. This game was able to show the controller's ability to aim as well as move the character around with the trackpad. It takes a minute to settle and then it's a breeze. You can change the sighting mechanism to use your head as well, which has been a staple for many VR shooters.
Not including download times for games and updates for different applications, and the Pixel itself, I could get about four hours of use of Daydream View. If you are sitting by an electrical outlet or using a portable charger, you can even keep the battery of the Pixel handset lit because the charging port remains open and easily accessible.