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How to Connect and Mirror Your Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset to a TV

  • Key Takeaway: Casting your Oculus Quest 2 to a TV allows you to share immersive VR experiences with friends and family.
  • Key Takeaway: You can cast directly from the Quest 2 headset to a Chromecast-enabled TV or use the Oculus mobile app.
  • Key Takeaway: Mirroring to a TV makes VR more social and lets others provide guidance without interrupting your immersion.

Diving into virtual reality with the Oculus Quest 2 is an incredibly immersive experience. However, having a VR headset strapped to your face can feel isolating at times. Thankfully, Meta (formerly Oculus) has made it easy to share what you’re seeing and doing in the virtual world by casting or mirroring the Quest 2 to a TV. This guide will walk you through all the ways to connect your Quest 2 to a television.

Casting to a Chromecast-Enabled TV

The most straightforward way to mirror your Oculus Quest 2 to a TV is by using a Chromecast device or a TV with Chromecast built-in. Both your Quest 2 and the TV need to be on the same Wi-Fi network.

  1. Turn on your Quest 2 headset and TV
  2. Press the Oculus button on your right controller to open the menu
  3. Select the Share icon (looks like an outward arrow on a pink background)
  4. Choose the Cast option in the top left
  5. Select your Chromecast-enabled TV from the list of available devices
  6. Confirm to start casting

Your TV should now display exactly what you see inside the Quest 2 headset. There may be a slight delay, so wearing headphones is recommended to avoid audio sync issues.[2][3]

Casting Through the Oculus Mobile App

If you don’t have a Chromecast device, you can still cast to a TV by first connecting to the Oculus mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. Again, all devices need to be on the same Wi-Fi network.

  1. Install the Oculus app on your iOS or Android device
  2. Sign into your account and allow permissions to find other devices
  3. Open the Oculus app and tap the Cast icon (a game controller with a Wi-Fi symbol)
  4. Select your Quest 2 headset from the list
  5. Choose your TV if it supports direct casting, or select “This phone” to mirror to your mobile device
  6. If casting to your phone, you can then mirror your phone’s screen to the TV using a wired connection or a mirroring app

The Oculus app makes it easy to quickly share what you’re seeing and doing to a nearby TV or mobile device screen.[3][5]

Casting to a PC

For times when you don’t have a TV nearby, you can also cast your Oculus Quest 2 to a computer. This is done through the Oculus website rather than the headset itself.

  1. Open Chrome and go to
  2. Log into your Oculus account
  3. Put on your Quest 2 headset and press the Oculus button
  4. Select Share > Cast > Computer
  5. The Quest 2 screen should now appear in your web browser

You can make the browser window full screen or even connect your PC to a TV using an HDMI cable to mirror the computer display.[2][5]

Troubleshooting Casting Issues

If you’re having trouble getting your Quest 2 to cast properly, there are a few potential fixes to try:

  • Ensure all devices are on the same 2.4GHz or 5GHz Wi-Fi network
  • Restart the Quest 2 headset and your router/modem
  • Update to the latest Oculus software version
  • For Chromecast, make sure it’s plugged directly into the TV’s HDMI port
  • Check that your TV’s inputs are set to the correct HDMI source

With a little troubleshooting, you should be able to get your Oculus Quest 2 casting smoothly to share those amazing VR moments.

Why Cast to a TV?

There are a few great reasons to take advantage of the Oculus Quest 2’s casting capabilities:

Share the VR Experience

The biggest benefit is being able to let others see and experience VR without having to pass the headset around constantly. Casting lets everyone follow along simultaneously.[1]

Get Help When Needed

If you get stuck in a game or app, it’s much easier for someone to provide guidance when they can see what you’re seeing on the TV. No more trying to interpret wild hand gestures![4]

Avoid Isolation

While VR is incredibly immersive, having the headset fully covering your vision can make the experience feel quite isolating at times. Mirroring to a TV makes VR feel more social.[3]

Show Off Your Skills

Whether it’s hitting crazy trick shots in golf or slicing through enemies in a rhythm game, casting lets you easily share your VR gaming accomplishments with friends and family.[2]

With my extensive experience testing and reviewing VR headsets, I can confidently say the Quest 2’s casting capabilities make it an excellent choice for social VR sessions and sharing the magic of virtual reality with others. By following the simple steps above, you’ll be mirroring your Oculus Quest 2 to a TV in no time!