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Guide: How to cast Quest 2 or Quest 3 to your TV in 2024

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When browsing some of the amazing content on DeoVR, casting what you see in VR to your TV lets friends and family join in the fun. It’s simpler than you might think. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know to get started, from setting up to selecting the best casting method for your needs.

Setting up for Casting

There are a few things you should do before you start casting, regardless of the method you choose. Here is the checklist:

  • Ensure you have a compatible TV with casting capabilities or a smartphone with the Oculus app installed. Most smart TVs have built-in casting features, but if yours doesn’t, you might need a Chromecast or similar device.
  • Make sure all your devices are connected to the same network. Sometimes even the frequency (2.4 GHz vs 5.0 GHz) can make a difference.
  • Remember to update your software. Ensure that both your headset and TV/Chromecast are running the latest software versions. For the Oculus Quest, navigate to Settings > About and check for updates. For your TV or Chromecast/Smart TV refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • ​​Prepare your Oculus Quest. Put on your Oculus Quest headset and press the Oculus button on the right controller to bring up the universal menu. Navigate to the Sharing section and select Cast. 

Let's look at the different casting methods and see which one works best for you.

Casting Methods

Using the Meta App to cast Oculus to your TV:

On Android:

  1. Make sure your Android is running on v5.0 or later
  2. Install the Meta Quest app on your smartphone
  3. Turn on the Quest headset
  4. Check once more if all three devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network
  5. Go to Menu -> Casting, then select your Quest headset
  6. Click the Start button and voilà! 

On iOS:

  1. Make sure your iPhone or iPad are running on iPadOS 12.4 or later
  2. Install the Meta Quest app from App Store
  3. Turn on your headset
  4. Check once more if all three devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network
  5. In the Meta Quest app tap Cast in the top right corner
  6. Select your Quest from the list of devices
  7. Tap Start on your iOS device and select Allow Screen Mirroring when prompted

Using Chromecast

  1. Plug in Chromecast to your TV’s HDMI port and turn it on
  2. Power on your headset
  3. Make sure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi
  4. Press go to Camera -> Cast
    1. Quest 2: press the menu button on the right controller
    2. Quest 3: go to apps on your home screen and find Camera
  5. Select your Chromecast from the list
  6. Start the fun!

Other Solutions

Various third-party apps and devices can also facilitate casting your Oculus Quest to your TV. Here are 2 of the most popular options.

AirScreen (Amazon Fire Stick)

  1. Ensure your Oculus Quest is updated and it runs on v10.0 or later
  2. Install the AirScreen app on your FireTV device. Type in AirScreen and it'll pop up
  3. Open AirScreen and click Start. You’ll see a message telling you to “Wait for a connection"
  4. On your Quest, go to Sharing -> Cast -> choose Chromecast -> Start Casting
  5. Should be casting! 

Connect to PC and then to TV

While it’s definitely the most complicated option, some TVs, like Xiaomi TV, really didn’t like to connect to Oculus. If you are encountering the same issue, just follow the tutorial below.

  1. Login to the Quest portal
  2. Make sure all devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network
  3. In the menu tray on the headset hit Share -> Cast
  4. Return to your browser and you should see the headset image mirrored on your PC
  5. Connect your PC/laptop to your Xiaomi TV using an HDMI cable or a screen mirroring feature if available

Remember! You need to use a Chromium browser. This can be Chrome, Edge, Brave or Opera. Firefox won’t do it.

Choosing the Best Method

Several important factors influence the choice of the best method for casting your Oculus Quest 2 or 3 to your TV.

Ease of Use: If you prefer a hassle-free setup, using the Meta Quest app on your Android or iOS device is a great choice. It’s straightforward and requires no additional hardware beyond your phone and the headset.

Quality: For the highest-quality streaming, Chromecast is a top pick. It’s designed for casting and provides a stable and clear connection, which is crucial for an immersive VR experience.

Equipment: Don’t buy unnecessary equipment, just consider what you already have at home. If you own a Chromecast or a smart TV with casting capabilities, you’re set. If not, decide if purchasing a Chromecast or using a device like the Amazon Fire Stick with AirScreen fits your budget and needs.

Network Quality: The quality of your home Wi-Fi network is vital. Make sure all devices are on the same Wi-Fi network and, ideally, on the same frequency band (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz). A strong and stable connection will ensure smoother casting with minimal lag. 

If your Wi-Fi is not very strong, consider connecting your Oculus Quest to a PC and then casting from the PC to the TV. This can sometimes provide a more stable and reliable connection. 

Conclusion

After reading the above you should know everything about casting your VR headset on your TV. Transform solitary VR sessions into engaging group experiences. Happy casting and enjoy your journey through DeoVR together.

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