The Oculus Quest 2 is designed as a standalone virtual reality headset with no need for a PC or console. However, it is possible to cast what you see on the headset to a compatible TV. This article will take you through the process of connecting the Oculus Quest 2 to a Samsung TV and activating casting mode.
Before getting started, make sure that you have all the necessary components. The Oculus Quest 2 headset, the Oculus Link cable, and any Samsung TV produced in or after 2016.
The Oculus Link cable is required to connect the Quest 2 to the TV. This cable should be a USB-C to USB-C cable, or a USB-C to USB-A cable.
Connecting the Oculus Quest 2
Start by connecting the Oculus Link cable to the Quest 2 headset. Plug one end into the headset and the other end into the TV. Make sure that the TV is switched on, and then power on the Oculus Quest 2.
Activating Casting Mode
Before casting the image from the headset, you need to activate casting mode. To do this, open the Oculus app on your phone and select the “Cast” button. This will put the headset into casting mode, allowing it to be seen on the connected TV.
Selecting the TV
Once casting mode is activated, select the TV from the list of available devices in the Oculus app. This will be the Samsung TV that you connected the Oculus Link cable to.
Finalizing the Setup
You should now be able to see the image from the Oculus Quest 2 on the connected Samsung TV. To finalize the setup, adjust the settings on the TV, such as brightness, contrast, and audio volume.
Using Casting Mode
Now that the setup is complete, you can use casting mode to share what you see on the Oculus Quest 2 headset with others. This is useful for playing games and watching movies with friends or family.
If the image from the headset does not appear on the TV, it is likely that the Oculus Link cable is not connected properly. Disconnect it and re-connect it to the headset and the TV, making sure that it is securely fastened.
Casting what you see on the Oculus Quest 2 headset to a Samsung TV is a great way to share your virtual reality experiences with others. By following the steps outlined in this article, you should be able to successfully connect the Oculus Quest 2 to a compatible Samsung TV and activate casting mode.