One of the brilliant things about the Oculus Quest 2 is the ability to cast it to your Samsung TV. This will enable you to play in VR mode, while the other people in the room can still enjoy whatever is going on in the headset. So, how do you case the Oculus Quest 2 to a Samsung TV? Well, it is a lot easier than you may think!
How you go about it will be dependent on the Samsung TV that you have. If your Samsung TV has Chromecast built into it, then you will be able to stream directly to that. If it doesn’t, then you will need to purchase Chromecast hardware that plugs directly into your Samsung TV. That is probably going to be the best option. After that, it is just a case of hitting the ‘Share’ button on the Oculus Quest 2.
Let’s go into a bit more depth on casting the Oculus Quest 2 to your Samsung TV. We will also help you to diagnose some of the issues that may appear when you try to connect the two up.
How Do You Cast An Oculus Quest 2 To Samsung TV?
Firstly, you will need to ensure that you have one of the following:
- Your Samsung TV has Chromecast built into it.
- You have an external Chromecast that you have plugged into your TV
There is one other method that you can use. However, this involves using a Samsung Phone too, and the process is rather convoluted and is not always going to be completely stable.
Do note that if you have an Apple iPhone or iPad, then you will need to connect your Chromecast to the Google Home app before you do anything else.
Got that? Let’s go into the step-by-step process of getting that Oculus Quest 2 on that Samsung TV. We are going to assume that you have Chromecast set up and your Samsung TV is on the same Wi-FI network as your phone/tablet and your Oculus Quest 2.
Install The Oculus App
We are sure that you have already done this. however, if you haven’t, then you will want to download the Oculus app to your mobile device.
You will also need to ensure that you have paired your Oculus Quest 2 with the app. The app will walk you through the process step-by-step, so this part shouldn’t pose too much of a problem.
Turn Your Oculus Quest 2 On
Make sure that your Oculus Quest 2 is turned on.
Share The Screen
Look for the ‘Menu’ link on the Oculus App. It should be in the top right-hand corner. It looks like the Oculus logo.
Look for the option that says ‘Cast From’.
Select your Samsung TV and then hit that start button.
If you have done everything correctly, your Oculus Quest 2 should now be shared straight to your Samsung TV.
Why Won’t My Oculus Quest 2 Cast To My Samsung TV?
If you have followed our instructions perfectly, then your Oculus Quest 2 should be appearing on your Samsung TV. There may still be a few issues, though.
The TV and Oculus Quest 2 Are Not On The Same Wi-Fi Network
Both the TV and the Oculus Quest 2 have to be on the same Wi-Fi network. If you want to reduce network lag, then your mobile device is going to have to be on the same network too.
If you see nothing on the screen when you cast, then chances are that the Wi-Fi isn’t set up correctly.
You Haven’t Set Your TV Up For Chromecast
You must be using Chromecast on your Samsung TV (unless you have a Samsung phone, then you can use SmartThings). If you do not have Chromecast set up, then there is no way to connect the Oculus Quest 2 and the Samsung TV. At least not at the time of writing.
Your Oculus Quest 2 Isn’t Turned On
We know that this may seem obvious. However, often it is the most obvious problem that is the cause of many woes. If you have checked over everything and you are sure the connections are working perfectly, then check your Oculus Quest 2. If it isn’t turned on, then you are never going to be able to see anything on the TV screen, even if everything else has been set up perfectly!
The App You Are Using Doesn’t Support Casting
There are some apps on the Oculus Quest 2 that do not seem to support streaming. This should be clearly labeled on the Oculus Quest store. If you can’t seem to make one app work with the Samsung TV, then there is a good chance that this particular app is not compatible with your TV. Obviously, there is no way that you are going to be able to fix that problem.
Does SmartThings On a Samsung TV Work For Streaming Oculus Quest 2?
SmartThings is exclusive to Samsung phones. You will not be able to download it on any other device.
As you may well know, SmartThings is Samsung’s answer to Chromecast. If you have a Samsung phone with SmartThings, then you do not have to worry about the TV being compatible with Chromecast. You will be able to use the SmartThings app.
How it works is exactly the same as if you are using Chromecast.
Casting the Oculus Quest 2 to your Samsung TV isn’t too difficult. However, unless you have a Samsung phone, you are going to need to have Chromecast. This can either be an app installed on your Samsung TV, or you will have to purchase additional hardware. Once this is all set up properly, then it is just a case of opening up the Oculus app on your phone and selecting your Samsung TV as a streaming option. Remember, all devices are going to need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network or it won’t work.