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How To Cast Oculus Quest 2 to Samsung TV (Complete Guide)

One of the best things about the Quest is the ability to cast your VR experience onto a TV, making it a social and engaging experience for everyone in the room.

In this guide, we will take you through the step-by-step process of how to cast your Oculus Quest to your Samsung TV, so you can enjoy the ultimate VR experience with your friends and family.

How Do You Cast An Oculus Quest 2 To Samsung TV?

Despite some sources claiming that you can directly cast to your Samsung TV, this is simply not true. The Oculus Quest can only cast via Chromecast, meaning your TV will need to have Chromecast Built-in, or you’ll need to use a Chromecast device with your TV. Unfortunately, Samsung TVs do not have Chromecast built-in, leaving you with two options for connecting your Oculus Quest to your TV.

The first is to cast your Oculus Quest to your phone via the Oculus app, and then mirror your Phone to your Samsung TV.

The second option would be to purchase a Chromecast device and cast directly to it. Let’s take a look at both methods.

Method #1 connecting your Oculus Quest 2 to Samsung TV Via Your Phone

  • Press the Oculus Logo on your Oculus controller to bring up the menu.
  • Select the Camera icon located on the right side of the menu.
  • Select Cast.
  • Select Cast to Oculus app.
  • Confirm the connection process on your phone.
  •  Now your Oculus Quest should be casting to your phone; the next step is to mirror your phone to your Samsung TV.
  •  For iPhone users: slide downwards from the right corner of your screen and select Screen Mirroring. Now select your Samsung TV. (Ensure both devices are connected to the same WI-FI.)
  •  For Android Users: Swipe down from the top screen to open the Quick panel, and select on Smart View icon. Now select your Samsung TV. (Ensure both devices are connected to the same WI-FI.)

And that’s it! Your Oculus Quest 2 should now be displayed on your Samsung TV.

Method #2 Casting Via a Chromecast Device

Casting to your Samsung TV via a Chromecast device is fairly straightforward.

  • Ensure your Chromecast device is plugged in and set up on your Samsung TV.
  •  Press there Oculus Logo on your Quest’s controller to bring up the menu.
  • Select the Camera icon located on the right side of the menu.
  • Select cast, and now select your Chromecast device.

And that’s it! You’re all good to go.

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 appear on your Samsung TV. There may still be a few issues, though.

Your Phone or Chrome Cast Device and Oculus Quest 2 Are Not On The Same Wi-Fi Network

Both your source device (Phone, Chromecast device) 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 up Chromecast on Your TV

As mentioned above, the Oculus Quest can only be cast via Chromecast, and since Samsung TVs don’t have Chromecast built-in, you will need to purchase a Chromecast device and set it up on your TV before you can cast.

Alternatively, you can cast it onto your phone and mirror the screen to your Samsung TV.

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.

Reboot Both Devices

Try rebooting your Oculus Quest and your Smart Phone or Chromecast device. It’s possible that one of your devices may be experiencing issues maintaining a stable connection. And more often than not, restarting your device should be enough to solve the issue. To reboot, simply turn the device off and back on again.

Check Your Router Settings

Next, check your router settings and make sure that you have all instances of IP Multicast enabled, as well as P2P connections. This ensures that your Oculus Quest can effectively communicate with your device.

If you’re still experiencing issues casting, then try using both a 2.4 and 5.0GHz Wi-Fi connection, (important to note: (Quest and smartphone need to be on the same band).

Power cycle your Modem and Router

Next, try power cycling your modem and routers on your network and try again. Your Oculus Quest 2 needs Wi-Fi to communicate between all the devices and, ultimately, cast to your phone. Issues with Wi-Fi will interrupt the casting process.

Additionally, here are a few known issues that tend to occur with casting, as highlighted on Oculus’s official website:

  • TVs with built-in Chromecast or other smart functionality may be supported, but compatibility cannot be guaranteed with all models.
  • You may experience issues when casting and recording simultaneously.
  • Exiting or minimizing the Oculus app may interrupt casting.
  • Casting may increase battery usage or degrade in-app performance.

Steven Carr

Steven is a certified IT professional and gaming enthusiast. He has been working in the tech industry for over 10 years, and specializes in all things Tech-related. When he's not geeking out over the latest hardware or software release, he can be found testing out the latest video game.

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