If you need to know how to cast your Oculus Quest 2 to a TV, then we've got everything you need to understand about it right here.
Here's how you do it, plus some other handy information on why it's worth doing and what devices you can cast your Oculus Quest 2 to.
How To Cast Oculus Quest 2 To Your TV
If you are looking to connect everything up, you'll be pleased to know that it's a relatively simple process, as long as your TV has a built-in casting method, or you've got a Google Chromecast to hand, for instance. There are also a couple of different ways to do it:
Cast Oculus Quest 2 To TV Via A Phone
- Turn on your TV and Oculus Quest 2 headset.
- Make sure your headset is on the same WiFi network as your phone.
- Open the Oculus App, if it isn't already.
- Tap on the Cast icon in the top right-hand corner
- Grant any necessary permissions for access to the WiFi network from the Oculus app.
- In the 'Cast To' section, select the device you'd like to cast to, be it your TV directly, or via a Chromecast.
- Tap Start at the bottom of your phone screen and it should start working.
Cast Oculus Quest 2 To TV Via The Headset
- Turn on your headset, if it isn't already.
- Once you've put it on, navigate to the Utilities panel on the right-hand side and click 'Cast To'.
- In the list of available devices, select your TV or Chromecast and then press Next.
- Everything should then work and your headset should start casting.
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Why Should I Cast Oculus Quest 2 To A TV?
In short, casting your Quest 2 headset just allows you to share your perspective with anyone around you at the time.
It just gives more people the chance to see what you do and make the overall VR gaming experience a lot more fun and inclusive.
Plus, it can be pretty handy if people are taking it in turns to use the headset and you don't want to miss out on any of the action.
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What Devices Can I Cast My Oculus Quest 2 To?
In short, this should work with displays that support wireless casting, be it through a built-in system or thanks to an additional device like a Chromecast.
This not only goes for TVs but also for phones and tablets as well if you want that VR output to be available to watch on a mobile device, as long as you've got the Oculus App handy.
There are some third-party solutions available if you wanted to cast to the likes of an Amazon Fire Stick or a macOS enabled device, for instance, usually through other downloadable apps.
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However, we'd advise keeping things simple and just utilising devices with either the native ability to cast or through a Google Chromecast.
It goes to prove how versatile of a device the Quest 2 is, especially given you don't need a PC to use it, but if you do want to use one, it has the ability to play Steam games alongside what's contained within its already large native games library.
When connected to a PC, as well as playing Steam games, you can also install some of the best VR mods for non-VR games such as GTA V and Doom 3, amongst others.
The Quest 2's games library is packed solid with all sorts of titles including some brilliant free games, some amazing puzzle games, some of the best indie games and if you're also playing with friends, you'll want to check out its handy selection of marvellous multiplayer games, too, as well as some of the best horror games if you're a fan of being frightened.
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In addition, when compared with higher-end headsets like the Vive Pro 2 and the Valve Index, the Quest 2 performs admirably and for some, may offer a better VR experience due to its lower weight and versatile use case
We'll be back with you soon with more VR news, guides and info, so be sure to check back in with us soon, and don't forget that the Meta Quest Pro looks to be on its way if you are looking to upgrade when the new headset's release date does roll around.
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