VR is predominantly a solitary experience. You may share previously recorded videos or photographs online, but it’s never a live shared experience without multiplayer. More VR users may share the experience with friends and family thanks to Wi-Fi and the internet.
Previously, the Oculus GO software could cast gaming to a mobile device. The encounter was hit-or-miss. Poor connectivity or inability to cast to a mobile device made it difficult for viewers to appreciate the VR wearer’s experience.
Oculus casting learned from the GO’s terrible experience and improved the Quest. It’s not perfect, but it’s much better. Depending on the speed of your Wi-Fi network connection and the game being cast, viewers may struggle to obtain a good quality visual or have no casting choices if it keeps losing connection to your Quest.
Below is guidance on how to cast your VR Oculus Quest experience to various compatible display devices.
Cast Oculus Quest to an iOS / Android mobile device or tablet
Casting to a phone is similar to an Oculus GO, but the screen is smaller. Both have quality and stability concerns.
If you want a more extensive viewing experience, download the Oculus App on your iPad or Android tablet. Make sure you use the expand button on iOS to enlarge what is an iPhone-only app.
- iPhone or Android
- Oculus App (iOS or Android)
- Oculus Quest 64GB / 128GB
- Wi-Fi network (5Ghz router recommended)
How to cast:
- Oculus home > Sharing.
- Left-click Casting. This opens your headset to any phone-based casting device.
- Open the Oculus App and tap the Cast button.
- Select nearest Oculus Quest.
- Now cast to This Phone.
Tips & Troubleshooting
If you’re having trouble with any part of our instructions and can’t move forward, please review the following to ensure you can connect your Oculus Quest and cast your experience to a mobile device or TV screen.
- Have ALL of your gadgets connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- If you want to stream to your Quest as smoothly as possible, your router’s Wi-Fi should be capable of the faster 5Ghz signal and not the slower 2.4Ghz signal often found in ISP routers.
- Avoid having an overcrowded Wi-Fi network. Disable any and all Wi-Fi-connected devices from downloading or streaming big files.
- Closer proximity to your Wi-Fi base station or router may improve visual quality if it is choppy or blocked.
- What you see in the Quest’s casting is missing its middle third. To provide your audience with the most excellent possible experience, you should consider what they can see on screen and position whatever is most important to them in the centre of the screen. Keep your hands in the bottom third of your field of vision so that people can notice them more often.
- If the Oculus Quest isn’t shown as ready in the casting part of the app, you may need to switch it on and ensure that your phone, streaming device, and Quest are all connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Consider utilising a tablet device, such as an iPad or an Android tablet, to enjoy a more immersive mobile experience. Many people can see it at once, making it ideal for demonstrations and gatherings.