One of the coolest things regarding Oculus Quest 2 is the possibility of casting it on the Samsung TV. What makes this so unique is the fact that you can play in VR mode while your friends in the room can watch everything that is going on in your headset. In today’s article, we are going to explain how to cast Oculus Quest 2 to Samsung TV and break this process into comprehensive sections.
Throughout the past, users of these devices have reported some issues with casting, and considering the fact that there are a couple of straightforward solutions to these problems, we want to assist anyone that might potentially have similar issues in the future. We have a lot of ground to cover regarding this subject, so let us begin without further delay.
Can You Cast Oculus Quest 2 to Samsung TV?
Yes, you can cast it. However, when you access the meta options for casting this device to Samsung TV, you are provided with casting to your phone, PC, and to Chromecast device. So, if you have Chromecast, casting Oculus Quest 2 on your TV is pretty straightforward.
You can also cast to your Samsung TV without an external device, as long your TV has a casting feature on it.
What Do I Require to Cast Oculus Quest 2 to a Samsung TV?
There are multiple options for casting Oculus Quest 2 to a Samsung TV, depending on the model you have. Here is the list of requirements for casting this device.
- Very fast internet connection
- A Samsung TV
- A Chromecast device if you do not have a built-in cast in the TV
- Oculus mobile app
- Quest 2 headset
- Airplay for phone
- SmartView for SmartThings
How to Cast Oculus Quest 2 to Samsung TV
Casting Oculus Quest 2 to Samsung TV is possible by using one of two methods. Most modern Samsung TVs have a built-in Chromecast feature, which allows you to cast Oculus Quest 2 to your TV easily.
In case you have an older model of Samsung TV, you can purchase an external Chromecast device and connect it to your TV via HDMI port. You can also use the Samsung SmartThings app, which functions similarly to a Chromecast device. This app is available for both Android and iOS devices.
Before you proceed to cast this device on your TV, it is important to mention that not all Oculus Quest 2 apps support casting. Make sure that your Oculus headset and TV are both connected to the same Internet network and that casting is enabled on your TV or Chromecast device.
When you first try to cast to your Oculus Quest 2, you will notice that it is only possible by using Chromecast to begin with. However, Samsung, Roku, or Google TVs use Airplay rather than Chromecast, so you will have two options for connecting to your TV.
1. Connecting Oculus Quest 2 to the Samsung TV via Airplay
- Access the menu by pressing the Oculus Logo on your Oculus controller.
- Choose the Share icon on the right side of the menu.
- Choose cast, then choose cast to Oculus app.
- Confirm the connection on your mobile device.
- Slide down from the right corner of your phone’s screen and select Screen Mirroring.
- When the drop-down menu appears, choose your Samsung (before doing this, make sure that both devices are connected to the same internet network).
- You are all set!
2. Casting Oculus Quest 2 to the Samsung TV via Chromecast
- Access the menu by pressing the Oculus Logo on your Oculus controller
- Choose the Share icon on the right side of the menu.
- Choose cast, then choose Chromecast device.
And this is it; you have successfully connected. To do this method, you must have either a built-in Chromecast in your Samsung TV or if you have an external Chromecast device connected to your TV.
I Still Cannot Cast My Oculus Quest 2 to Samsung TV; Why Is That?
If you followed our instructions step by step, your Oculus Quest 2 should appear on Samsung TV. However, people have reported they had issues with this connection in the past, and there are some problems that might appear, so we are going to cover them in the section below.
1. The TV and Your Oculus Quest 2 Are Not Connected to the Same Internet Network
Your TV and Oculus Quest 2 absolutely must be connected to the same internet network. In case you want to reduce network lag, your mobile device must also be connected to the same network. If you do not see anything on the screen when you cast, it is possible that your WiFi is not configured properly.
2. Your Chromecast Is Not Set Up Properly
To cast on your Samsung TV, you must have Chromecast, or if you are using a phone, then you can use SmartThings. You must enable your Chromecast device whether it is built-in into your TV or if you are using an external Chromecast device; otherwise, you will not be able to cast.
3. Your Oculus Quest 2 Is Not Activated
It often happens that the most obvious problems prevent you from completing pretty straightforward tasks, and casting your Oculus Quest 2 is not any different. Check if your Oculus Quest 2 is activated, and then double-check. If it is not activated properly, then you certainly will not be able to see anything on screen even if you managed to set up everything else perfectly.
4. The App You Use Does Not Support Casting
Some apps on the Oculus Quest 2 do not support casting. When you visit the Oculus Quest store, make sure to read the specifics, as this should be clearly labeled. If you cannot get the app to work with your Samsung TV, it is possible that it is not compatible with your TV.
As you can see, casting Oculus Quest 2 on Samsung TV is pretty easy to do as long as you follow every step precisely as we described in this article. Make sure to check that everything is on and that both devices are connected to the same internet network, and you should be good to go.