Let’s face it; once you experience what VR has to offer, it’s very difficult not to want to share the experience with friends & family. A great way to do this is to cast your Oculus Quest to a device. Today we’ll be looking at how to cast the Oculus Quest to a Firestick device. Let’s jump right into it!
Can I cast Oculus Quest to Amazon Firestick?
Yes, you’ll be able to cast your Oculus Quest 2 to your Firestick device by using Airscreen, an app downloaded on your firestick which allows you to directly mirror your Oculus Quest to your Firestick. Here’s how it’s done.
How to Cast Oculus Quest 2 to Firestick
1. Find the Airscreen app on your Firestick, then download and install it.
2. Once it has been installed, open the app and click Start.
3. Now, Put on the Oculus Headset and select the “Sharing” app.
4. Then, select Cast and select > Chromecast > and start Casting.
The casting will start shortly after. You must be sure to hit the back button of your FireTV controller located on the AirScreen app once you have finished casting.
Do you need Chromecast for Oculus Quest 2?
Currently, the Oculus Quest can only be cast via Chromecast; this includes both a Chromecast that’s built-in to your device or an external Chromecast Device, or even a Chromecast app such as AirScreen.
What to do If your Oculus Quest is not Casting?
Unfortunately, casting issues is fairly common with the Oculus Quest. And in most cases, it boils down to connection issues. Here’s what you’ll need to do to solve the issue.
Ensure Both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi Network
Your Oculus Quest requires both devices to be on the same Wi-Fi network in order to cast.
Restart both devices
Restarting both devices is a relatively simple solution but believe it or not, in most cases, this tends to solve the issue. This allows both devices to start fresh and establish a connection without internal interference.
Check your router settings; you’ll want all instances of IP multicasting enabled as well as P2P connections.
Next, check your router settings; you’ll want to have all instances of IP Multicast enabled as well as P2P connections. This allows your Oculus Quest to communicate with your device effectively.
If the issue still persists, try using both a 2.4 and 5.0GHz Wi-Fi connection.
Note: The Oculus Quest headset and Firestick need to be on the same band.
Power Cycle your Modem & Router
If the issue still persists, you’ll want to try power cycling your modem and router. This may help establish a connection between both devices.
Reset your Oculus Quest
If none of the solutions above seemed to work, your last option is to reset your Oculus Quest. However, it’s important to note that this will delete everything on your device & restore it back to its factory settings.
Awesome things to do when casting your Oculus Quest
Now that you got your Oculus Quest to cast, it’s time to display some of the true capabilities of the Oculus Quest. Let’s take a look at a few cool things you can do.
VR Animation Player
A great place to start is VR animation player. This immerses you in the world of VR, allowing you to feel like you’re in a completely different environment, such as the top of a building or inside a moving train. This will be even more amusing for the spectators watching you interact with a virtual world.
One of the major benefits of the Oculus Quest is that it brings the world to you, with hat you get to meet people from all over the world. And a great place to do that is in VR chat; you’ll be able to mingle with people from all over the world, play mini-games and just have a good time. Another great option is Rec room.
Paint & Sculpt in VR
One of the coolest features of VR is that it allows you to bring your ideas to life; one app that does this fairly well is Tilt Brush, a painting & sculpting allowing you to bring to life whatever comes to mind.
Workout in VR
One of the best ways to take full advantage of the Oculus Quest is to experience a VR workout. You’ll be able to work out in stunning locations, play super fun games that make you forget that you’re burning calories and just be immersed in the wonderful experiences.
Alternative Ways to Share Your VR Experience
Another great way to share the VR experience is by recording your VR Experiences.
The process is fairly straightforward.
- Go to your Oculus Home Menu, and select the “Sharing” icon
- next; select “Recording,” located in the top right corner.
- And that’s it! You’ll now be able to record your gameplay.
You’ll find your recorded videos on your Oculus “File” app or you can view your videos via the Oculus Mobile app. Just make sure you set your videos to Auto-sync by going to the “File” app on your Oculus Quest and selecting “Sync” located in the top right corner. Alternatively, you can sync each video individually by selecting the three dots next to the video you would like to sync and selecting “Sync”.
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