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Connecting Oculus Quest 2 via Airplay
Connecting your Oculus Quest 2 headset to your Samsung TV may be tricky. Since it involves two connections (mobile app casting and Airplay mirroring), it may be slightly confusing when you try it for the first time.
To ensure you cast your VR games to your Samsung TV correctly, you need to have an official Samsung TV. You will also need the Oculus mobile app on your iPhone to start. Once you ensure these two factors, you can follow the steps below to cast your Oculus Quest 2 to your Samsung TV.
- Turn on your Oculus Quest 2 headset.
- Open the menu by pressing the Oculus logo on the headset.
- Choose the Share icon on the right-hand side.
- Choose Cast, and then choose Cast to Oculus App.
- Now, check your mobile phone and confirm the connection.
- Once you confirm the connection, you can slide down from the right corner of your iPhone’s screen to select Screen Mirroring.
- You will see a pop-up menu with a few options.
- Select the Samsung TV on the list you want to cast to.
- You can now enjoy Oculus Quest 2 VR gaming on your Samsung TV.
If you fail to cast to your Samsung TV, you may need to ensure that your TV and iPhone use the same WiFi.
Since you will use your iPhone to cast to your Samsung TV, connecting to the same WiFi network is important. Screen mirroring requires the two devices (to be connected for mirroring) to be on the same network for successful pairing.
Connecting Oculus Quest 2 Via Chromecast
Casting your Oculus Quest 2 headset to your Samsung TV using a Chromecast device is easy. It is the officially supported method. I have listed the step-by-step instructions below to help you understand how to do it.
Before you start, you must ensure a few mandatory requirements. You must have a Chromecast device and an official Samsung TV at home. You may also need to check if your TV has built-in Chromecast support.
- Turn on your Oculus Quest 2 headset
- Open the menu by pressing the Oculus logo on the controller.
- Choose the Share option on the right-hand side of the menu.
- Choose Cast from the menu.
- Now, select the Chromecast device.
Following these instructions, you can cast your Oculus Quest 2 VR games to your Samsung TV via a Chromecast device.
Why Use the Same WiFi for TV and Oculus Quest 2?
For a smooth casting experience, it is vital to have your Samsung TV, Oculus Quest 2 headset, and mobile device on the same WiFi. Using a different network can lead to poor casting and network lags.
When all the devices connect to the same network source, they operate on the same network frequency, minimizing the chances of game lags, poor framerate, and mirroring problems.
Setting Up Your Samsung TV for Chromecast
It can be a deadlock if you have a Chromecast device, a Samsung TV, and your Oculus Quest2, but your TV does not have the Chromecast setting. To cast to your TV successfully, you must use Chromecast-enabled Samsung TV.
You can set up your TV for Chromecast by downloading the Google Home app and adding a Chromecast device. You may follow the on-screen instructions to set up the device successfully.
Do All the Apps on Oculus Quest 2 Support Casting?
It may disappoint you, but not all the apps on Oculus Quest 2 support casting. You may need to check the supporting apps before purchasing a Chromecast device. You may not want to make all the effort for the unsupported apps.
Moreover, if an app does not work on your Samsung TV, there is a fair chance that it may not work on any of the other TVs.
Using SmartThings to Cast Oculus Quest 2
If you have a Samsung mobile device, a Samsung TV, and an Oculus Quest 2 headset, you can cast without using a Chromecast device. SmartThings is an exclusive service for Samsung devices. Using SmartThings can replace the need for setting up Chromecast on your Samsung TV.
If you wonder whether you can use SmartThings on other android phones, the answer is no. You can only use it on the official Samsung phone devices.
Do You Need a Facebook Account to Use Oculus Quest 2?
Oculus headsets are the creation of Facebook Reality Labs. You will need a Facebook account to operate it and access your Oculus Quest 2 headset settings. If you do not have a Facebook account, you may not be able to use the device and cast it on your TV screen.
How Long Can You Cast It?
The Oculus Quest 2 headset typically gives two to three hours of battery backup in a single charge. If you want to cast it on your Samsung TV, the battery may give you a relatively lesser backup due to external streaming. However, in some cases, Oculus users manage to get the same backup time when casting on TV.
How to Stop Casting?
Many Oculus Quest 2 users often face trouble with putting the TV cast to a stop. If you face the same issue, I can help you. Here, I have listed the steps to stop casting from your Oculus headset to your TV.
- Open the menu on your Oculus Quest 2 controller by pressing the Oculus button.
- Access the Sharing button on the menu.
- Select the Cast option, and choose to Stop Casting.
Following these steps, you can stop casting from your VR headset to your TV.