Honestly, I’ve had a blast with Oculus Quest 2 since I got it, but I’ve encountered one major problem with this VR technology. I can’t share my gameplay with my loved ones at home; that’s what I’ve been up to in the gaming world!
Although the Quest 2 can easily be cast to a Chromecast, my Samsung TV doesn’t have a built-in Chromecast. So I was inquisitive about how to cast Oculus Quest 2 to Samsung TV.
So, I researched how to share my gameplay on my Samsung TV with no built-in Chromecast and found something amusing and accessible.
Casting from Oculus to Samsung TV is possible. In order to cast from Oculus to Samsung TV, you must first ensure that your headset, TV, and phone are all connected to the same Wi-Fi network. The headset can be cast to the TV via the accompanying app on your smartphone.
With that said, let’s jump right in!
How to Cast Oculus Quest 2 to Samsung TV?
Oculus Quest 2 allows you to cast your in-headset screen to any Samsung TV, but you need to keep two things in mind:
- Your Samsung TV needs to be a Smart TV because only Smart TVs support casting features.
- Your Samsung TV, Oculus Quest 2, and phone need to be connected to the same wireless Internet.
If your Samsung TV is quite old, or you own another TV that doesn’t have a casting feature, you can buy a Chromecast to fix the issue. I will discuss Chromecast solutions later in this article.
Now that you know your Samsung TV needs to be a smart TV and all of your tech devices need to be on the same wireless network, we can cast the Quest 2 gameplay to your Samsung TV.
1. Cast from your Quest 2 VR Headset
Turn on your Quest 2 and Samsung TV, and then follow these guidelines:
- First, ensure your Internet is working, and the devices (Samsung TV and Oculus Quest 2) are on the same WiFi network.
- From the inside of the VR headset, using the left controller, click the three lines ☰ menu button.
- Then go to Sharing, and select Cast.
- You will be shown multiple devices; select your Samsung TV from the list.
Once you select your Samsung TV, your VR display will also be shared on the TV.
A red circular indicator will appear in your VR headset to show you that your display is being shared.
2. Cast using the Oculus Mobile Application
In case you want to cast your Quest 2 using the mobile application, you can do that as well; follow this:
- Ensure your phone, Quest 2, and Samsung TV are connected to the same wireless network.
- Please open the Oculus app on your mobile phone.
- Go to the ☰ Menu on the bottom right section.
- Go to Casting and tap Next.
- You will be asked for access to your local network; tap OK/Allow.
- Select your VR headset under the Casting settings and tap on a drop-down menu icon.
- Select Other Devices.
- Then select your Samsung TV from the list of available devices.
- Select Start.
- Once you do that, a prompt box will appear in the VR headset, so wear your headset and confirm the prompt action.
After confirming, your VR will start casting the display on your Samsung TV. You need to keep the mobile app open on your phone; if you close it, the casting will be stopped.
Troubleshoot the Casting Issues on Samsung TV
Sometimes you encounter issues while trying to cast your VR headset to your Samsung Smart TV.
Casting difficulties between the Oculus and Samsung TV may be investigated in several ways:
- The first and most effective solution is restarting your Quest 2 and your Samsung TV.
- If restarting your devices doesn’t work, you may try restarting your wireless router and modem.
- You may try reconnecting your headset to the original Wi-Fi network or connecting it to a different network and see if it helps.
- If you suspect Bluetooth is interfering with your Wi-Fi signal, you may try turning it off on your phone.
If some kind of error is still occurring while casting, you can try re-installing the mobile application, and hopefully, it will fix the issue.
Chromecast is the Solution
If you don’t own a Smart TV, you can buy a Chromecast that costs a fraction of your money but can make an ordinary TV into a smart TV.
Although we have written a guide on how to cast Oculus Quest 2 to a TV without Chromecast, I strongly recommend you buy one because of its unlimited uses.
Here are some of the best uses of Chromecast:
- You can easily cast YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus, and many other OTT platforms from your phone to your TV.
- You can easily cast your Oculus Quest 2 without having any issues whatsoever.
- Whereas input latency and frame dropouts are common issues when using technologies like screen mirroring or Miracast, they are not present when using Chromecast.
Other than that, Chromecast has its own (Android-based) operating system, which turns your ordinary TV into an Android TV. You can install apps and stream a ton more content that wasn’t available to you before.
It is a great blessing to share your gaming experience with your loved ones, and thankfully, Oculus do know that, and they allow the casting features in their products.
Although Oculus officially recommends having a Chromecast to stream the in-headset display to a TV, other unofficial methods exist.
You can do it using mirroring technology, but it has flaws. But I found that Samsung TVs are the best solution to cast your Quest 2 gameplay without lag or issues.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How to cast Oculus Quest 2 to TV without Chromecast?
There are multiple ways you can cast your Quest 2 to a TV without Chromecast. You can do it using a Quest 2 application called SideQuest, or you can do it using the screen mirroring technology.
How to stream Quest 2 to Samsung TV without Chromecast?
You can do it very easily if your Samsung Tv is a smart TV. Just ensure that your TV and VR headset is connected to the same wireless network, wear your headset, go to the menu, cast, and select your Samsung TV from the available devices, and you are good to go!
Can I connect Oculus Quest 2 to my TV with HDMI?
Plug an HDMI cable into the Oculus 2 headset to communicate with your TV. Switch the TV’s input to HDMI and connect the other end to the screen.
How to know if my TV has a built-in Chromecast?
You can find the Chromecast logo on your TV box or search for your TV model online to find out if it has a built-in Chromecast.
If your TV doesn’t have a built-in Chromecast, you can always buy one and hook it up to your TV’s HDMI port.
Why is Quest 2 not finding my TV for casting?
If your Oculus Quest 2 headset and TV are connected to different networks, they will never be able to find each other wirelessly.
So, connect your TV to the wireless network on which the Quest 2 is connected, and it will discover your TV in no time.