Thursday, 27 Jan, 2022

How to cast an Oculus Quest 2 to a TV so you can share your virtual reality experience

The Quest 2 headset and Oculus app allow you to cast your VR gameplay to a TV.MetaYou can cast your Quest 2 to a TV to make your virtual reality..

title The Quest 2 headset and Oculus app allow you to cast your VR gameplay to a TV.
  • You can cast your Quest 2 to a TV to make your virtual reality screen a group experience.
  • You can cast directly from the headset using the Share button in the home menu.
  • It's also possible to enable casting from the Oculus app on your phone with the Casting icon. 
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The Oculus Quest 2 (now branded as simply "Quest 2" under its parent company, Meta) is a virtual reality headset that is self-contained, requiring no connection to a computer or external tracking devices. That makes it a convenient headset for VR gaming and other experiences.

The only downside? Only one person at a time can take part. To make the VR experience more inclusive, you can cast what the VR gamer is seeing inside the headset onto a TV. It won't be in true 3D, of course, but it lets everyone else be an audience to the action.

How to cast the Quest 2 to a TV from the headset

You can cast from the headset to a TV that supports casting (such as a smart TV or a TV with a Chromecast installed). 

1. Turn on the TV and the Quest 2.

2. Make sure both devices are on the same WiFi network. 

3. Press the Oculus button on the right-hand controller so you can see the home menu under the Apps window. 

4. Click the Share button in the bottom-right corner.

5. In the Sharing window, click Cast.


quest 2 menu
Use the Sharing button in the home menu to cast video from the headset.

6. In the Cast From This Headset pop-up, find your TV or other casting device and click it. 

7. Click Next.

You should now be casting the headset's video to your TV.

How to cast the Quest 2 to a TV from the app

You can also start casting from the Oculus app on your phone. To start, you 'll need to install the Oculus app from the App Store or Google Play and set it up by logging into your Meta (Oculus/Facebook) account.

1. Turn on your TV and the Quest 2.

2. Make sure both devices are on the same WiFi network. 

3. Start the Oculus app on your phone.

4. Tap the Cast icon in the upper-right corner. 

5. Tap the arrow to the right of This Phone. In the Cast To pop-up at the bottom of the screen, tap your TV in the list or tap Other Devices, if it doesn't initially appear, then tap it.


The Quest 2 app for iOS
The Casting button is at the top right of the app.

6. Tap Start

You should now be casting.

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By: [email protected] (Dave Johnson)
Title: How to cast an Oculus Quest 2 to a TV so you can share your virtual reality experience
Sourced From: www.businessinsider.com/how-to-cast-oculus-quest-2-to-tv
Published Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 20:00:45 +0000