How to cast Meta Oculus Quest 2 & 3 to TV, PC, iOS or Android

Joel Loynds
Mark Zuckerberg wearing an Oculus Quest while Resident Evil 4 VR plays in the background.

Do you want to share your VR experiences with friends and family? Here’s how to cast the Quest 2 and 3 to TV, PC, or smartphone.

There is a widespread belief that VR is an inherently isolating experience, but it does not have to be. Not only are there many multiplayer games, but there are also plenty of titles that are pretty entertaining for an audience to watch.

Thankfully, the Meta Quest 2, Quest 3, and Quest Pro all support the ability to display what you see on the headset to another screen such as a TV, PC monitor, smartphone, or tablet.

It can take some fiddling to make this feature work, but this guide will help you through the process.

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How to cast Quest 2, 3 and Pro to your TV

To Cast to your TV using Chromecast:

  • Plug the Chromecast dongle into the HDMI port of your TV and power it on. (some TVs have Chromecast built-in, in which case you can obviously skip this step)
  • Make sure your Chromecast device is connected to your Wi-Fi network
  • Power on the Quest headset and ensure it is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast device
  • Make sure your headset is updated to the latest software version.
    Press the menu button on the controller and go to Camera.
  • Select Cast
  • A number of options should now appear, with Chromecast being one of them.
  • Select the Chromecast option and this should now begin to mirror your headset display on your TV.

How to cast the Quest 2, 3, and Pro with the Meta App

For Android devices:

  • Install the Meta companion app on your phone.
  • Turn on the Android phone and Meta Quest headset.
  • Open the companion app and ensure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • In the app, tap on the ‘Menu’ button and select the ‘Casting’ tile, then select your Quest headset, this will connect the two devices.
  • Then tap on ‘Start’ and the app will begin displaying the Quest headset view on your phone screen

How to cast the Quest 2, 3 and Pro to PC

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  • Login to the Quest portal
  • Make sure the Quest headset is connected to the same Wi-Fi network
  • In the menu tray on the headset hit the ‘Share’ button and choose ‘Cast’
  • Return to your browser and you should see the headset image mirrored on your PC

Just remember, you will need a Chromium browser. This can be Chrome, Edge, Brave, or Opera. Unfortunately, Firefox will not let you stream the Meta Quest to a PC.

How to cast the Quest 2, 3 and Pro to Apple TV via the Meta App

On an iOS device:

  • Download and installed the Meta app on to your device
  • Turn on your Quest headset and make sure it is updated to the latest software version
  • Make sure your iPhone or iPad are connected to the same Wi-Fi network
  • In the Meta Quest app tap ‘Cast’ in the top right corner
  • Select your Quest from the list of devices
  • Tap Start on your iOS device and select Allow Screen Mirroring when prompted

This will output a fairly compressed version of the Quest screen. Ensure you have a stable and high-bandwidth network if you wish to use this method.

Make sure to read our other guides.

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