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How to share Oculus Quest games on the TV for friends and family to see

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The Oculus Quest 2 and Oculus Quest create an immersive virtual reality experience. They're great for playing games, but not great for parties and other social activities — at least on their own. If you want your friends and family to see what you see inside the headset, you'll need to cast your Oculus Quest 2 or Oculus Quest to another device. The Oculus Quest officially supports casting to several Chromecast devices and also can cast directly to people's phones.

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How to cast your Oculus Quest from your phone

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Casting an Oculus Quest 2 or Oculus Quest to a Chromecast allows you to share your VR experience with friends and family in a living room. Games like Beat Saber being cast to a TV can take over a room and create an energetic party atmosphere. Thanks to a recent update, the Oculus Quest can cast to a wide range of devices, including the Chromecast with Google TV and Chromecast 3rd Generation.

  1. Open the Oculus app on iOS or Android.
  2. Tap the cast icon in the upper right-hand corner (right next to the bell icon).
  3. Select your Oculus Quest (any supported devices will show up on this list).
  4. Select Your Chromecast device in the "Cast To" menu.
  5. Tap start.

Once you've connected, the Oculus Quest will cast to your TV through your Chromecast device. There are some apps that block casting, but several big titles like Beat Saber (opens in new tab) support it.

How to cast your Oculus Quest from your headset

Once your Oculus Quest is running version 10.0 or later, you can initiate casting directly from the headset. You don't need to use your phone to cast your Oculus Quest to a device like a Chromecast or Chromecast TV.

  1. Go to the Oculus Quest Home screen on your headset.
  2. Select Sharing.
  3. Select Cast.
  4. Select the Device that you want to cast to.

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  1. Select Next.
  2. You may need to select Start Casting on your target device depending on what device you're casting to.

Being able to cast to a device directly from the headset is a nice addition. The more the Oculus Quest can run vindependently, the better.

How to cast your Oculus Quest to a phone

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While the Oculus Quest can cast to a TV, it also has the handy ability to cast to a phone. This is a nice option for anyone who doesn't have a supported Chromecast device or only wants to share their Oculus Quest with one device.

The steps for this are practically identical to casting to a Chromecast. You simply select "This Phone" instead of any other device as a casting target. Make sure that your phone and your Oculus Quest are on the same wireless network before starting this process.

  1. Open the Oculus app.
  2. Tap the cast icon in the upper right-hand corner (right next to the bell icon).
  3. Select your Oculus Quest (any supported devices will show up on this list).
  4. Select This Phone in the "Cast To" menu.
  5. Tap start.
Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.