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How do I cast the Oculus Quest 2 to TV?

Share the fun by casting your Oculus Quest 2 Photo by Vinicius "amnx" Amano on Unsplash

The Oculus Quest 2 offers a fantastic VR experience, but it’s not so wonderful for those in the room with you. While they may laugh as you flail around comically, wouldn’t it be great if they could really see what you’re doing?

Fortunately, casting from your Oculus Quest 2 to your TV is simple, allowing everyone else around you to enjoy the view as well. Let’s take a look at what’s involved.

What do I need to cast my Oculus Quest 2 to my TV?

To cast your VR experience onto your TV, you’ll need your Quest 2 headset and a Chromecast device. Many modern TVs now come with Chromecast built-in but, if yours doesn’t, then there are other options such as the Chromecast dongle or the Nvidia Shield to get you up and running. You’ll also want to make sure that your Chromecast device and your Quest 2 are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Once your casting equipment is ready, you can cast to your TV in two ways: from your Quest 2 headset or from the Oculus app on your phone or tablet.

How do I cast from my Oculus Quest 2 to my TV using my headset?

To cast from your headset, first make sure you’ve turned on the TV and then slip on your Quest 2 headset. Power up the Quest 2 and, when it’s ready, select the Share icon from the main panel, as highlighted by the red arrow below:

The share icon on the Oculus Quest 2

When the sharing options appear, select Cast.

Cast Button on Oculus Quest 2

A list of the different devices you can cast to will now be available. Select your TV or casting device from the list and select Next.

List of devices to cast on Oculus Quest 2

The Cast icon will now display Casting with a green dot to show that you are streaming to your chosen device.

Casting button on Oculus Quest 2

You can now choose a game or app, and anybody viewing the TV can also see what you are doing.

I expect you to die 2 VR game casting to TV

How do I stop casting from my Quest 2 headset?

If everyone watching has seen enough, you can stop casting to the TV whenever you choose. To do so using the headset, quit the app you are using, return to the main menu, and select the share icon again.

Share icon on Oculus Quest 2

Now select the Casting button.

Casting button on Oculus Quest 2

Next, select Stop Casting, and you’re done.

Stop casting option on Oculus Quest 2

How do I cast from my Oculus Quest 2 to my TV using my phone or tablet?

When someone else is using the Quest 2, it may be simpler to cast to your TV using the Oculus app. To do so, first install the Oculus app onto your phone or tablet – if you haven’t already – and sign in with your account. It’s also worth checking that your phone or tablet are on the same Wi-Fi network as the headset and casting device.

Once that’s done, open the Oculus app and make sure you are on the Home page. If you’re unsure, click on the Home icon at the bottom left of the app.

Home Button on Oculus app

Now tap the Cast button at the top right of the app.

Cast icon on Oculus App

From the list that now appears, tap the TV or casting device you want to stream to. You also have the option to cast to the phone or tablet you are using. If your TV or device isn’t showing on the list, tap the down arrow to the right of This Phone.

Down arrow button to select devices on Oculus App

Now select your device from the list that appears at the bottom of the app. If you still can’t see it, tap Other Devices and the app will search and display it.

List of devices to cast to on Oculus app

Once you’ve selected your TV or other device, tap Start.

Start button to start casting on Oculus App

Now everyone can enjoy the view on your TV or chosen device.

How do I stop casting from my phone or tablet?

To stop casting on the Oculus app, just tap Stop Casting at the bottom of the app. If you are using the phone or tablet to view the stream, then tap the screen and, from the menu that appears, tap Stop casting.

Stop casting when using phone or tablet on Oculus App

The Oculus Quest 2 offers an easy way to share your VR experiences with others by casting what you see onto your TV. Just follow the guide above, and get ready to show off your VR skills!

About the author

Mark Parvin

I have worked with and wrote about computers, video games and consumer tech for more years than I care to admit.
I currently run my own IT support business and write about the wonders of tech whenever I can.

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