Casting Meta Quest 2 Without Chromecast

Casting Meta Quest 2 Without Chromecast

Casting your Quest 2 to a screen is a great way to get friends and family in on the action without needing additional headsets. There are a few ways to cast, with Google Chromecast being one of the easiest. 

However, a Chromecast costs money. Thankfully, for those of us who don’t own one already, there are a few alternate options when it comes to casting to a TV, smartphone, or computer. 

Supported Casting Devices

Before trying any of the methods below, first, check the features of your Smart TV as some have a Chromecast or other device built in that will let you cast without needing additional hardware. Also, check if you have any of the following devices that support casting directly from your Quest to TV:

  • Google Home Hub

  • NVIDIA Shield

  • NVIDIA Shield TV

      If you have any of the above hardware, you can cast in a few easy steps:

      1. Put your headset on and press the Oculus button on the right controller

      2. Select “Sharing” then the “Cast” icon

      3. Select your TV from the list to begin casting

      4. When done, select “Sharing” then the “Stop Casting” icon

          Casting To Computer

          Another super easy way to cast your gameplay on a larger screen is by using a computer and monitor.

          1. Open your web browser and go to:

          2. Put your headset on and press the Oculus button on the right controller

          3. Select “Sharing” then the “Cast” icon

          4. Select your computer from the list

          Casting To A Phone Or Tablet

          This is one of the easiest methods of casting. It can be done with reasonably current Android or Apple mobile devices. 

          1. Turn on your headset

          2. Make sure both your headset and smartphone/tablet are connected to the WiFi network

          3. Open the Meta Quest app

          4. Tap “Cast” in the top right-hand corner

          5. Tap “Allow” (if prompted) to search for other devices on the network

          6. Tap the device you want to cast to e.g. “This Phone”

          7. Tap “Start” when you’re ready to cast

          8. When done, tap “Stop Casting” at the bottom of the app

          Casting From Mobile Device To TV

          If you’re after a screen that’s a bit bigger than a mobile device, it may be possible to cast from your phone or tablet to your Smart TV. Bear in mind there is usually some lag using this method but it still works reasonably well.

          Android Device

          If both your smartphone and Smart TV have Miracast technology, it is easy to connect the two for screen sharing by following these steps:

          1. Cast your Quest to your phone/tablet as outlined in the previous steps

          2. Make sure that your phone/tablet and TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network

          3. Go to the input menu on your TV and turn on “Screen Mirroring”

          4. Open the wireless display menu in your Android smartphone’s settings and tap “Screen Mirroring” to turn on (note: screen mirroring might be given other names, such as “Smart View”)

          5. Select your TV from the list of devices

          6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete setup. This sometimes requires entering a code displayed on your TV into your smartphone to establish a connection

          Apple Device

          For this method, you will need an Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible Smart TV. This also works for casting your Quest 2 to Mac.

          1. Cast your Quest to your phone/tablet as outlined in the previous steps

          2. Open the control centre on your Apple phone or iPad

          3. Tap “Screen Mirroring”

          4. Select your Apple TV, AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV or Mac from the list

          5. You might be asked to enter a passcode on the TV or Mac that you can find on the mobile Apple device you are using

          6. To stop mirroring, open the control centre on your mobile device and tap “Stop Mirroring”

          HDMI Adapter

          In addition to the above, an HDMI adapter and cable can connect your phone or tablet directly to the TV. The Quest gameplay being cast to your mobile device will be shown on your TV through the HDMI cable connection. While it’s not as convenient as the wireless method and an adapter costs money, if you can buy one cheap enough or have one already lying around, this is also a viable option.

          There we have it! A few alternative ways of casting your Quest to a screen so you can share the fun with friends and family without needing to shell out for a Google Chromecast.



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