The ability to stream a VR headset to another device is great. This allows people to see exactly what is happening in the headset and makes playing with it more social.
Because of this, many people are wondering how to cast their Oculus Quest 2 on a Roku TV. Well, it’s not as easy as you think. But there is no need to worry. We have the answers.
So, how to cast Oculus Quest 2 to Roku TV? With many solutions.
You can’t stream directly from Quest 2 to Roku. Instead, you need to use an intermediate device (phone or tablet) and use the screen mirroring tool on the Roku remote. Later, the Roku device could simplify this process. However, it will not be easy now.
Let’s dive into the details to find out exactly how to stream Oculus Quest 2 on your Roku TV.
How to cast Oculus Quest 2 to Roku TV
To stream your Oculus (Meta) Quest 2 to your Roku TV, first make sure your Chromecast and Quest 2 are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Then change the input/source of your Roku TV to Chromecast (HDMI).
Finally, turn on your Quest headset and go to Share > Broadcast. Finally, select your Roku TV.
Note. No Roku TV has Chromecast built-in, so you’ll need a separate Chromecast device to make it work.
But if you don’t have a Chromecast, there’s an easy fix. You can transfer it to your phone or laptop first and then enable screen mirroring settings on your phone/laptop to your Roku TV. Details below.
1. Make sure your Chromecast and Quest 2 are on the same Wi-Fi network
Oculus (Meta) Quest 2 streaming to Roku TV only works if your Chromecast and Quest 2 device are on the same WiFi network.
Almost all routers now have so-called “dual-band” wireless signals. This option allows devices in your home to connect to two different networks: a 2.4 GHz network or a 5.0 GHz network.
Two separate networks offer more speed and flexibility. Dual-band mode avoids connectivity and interference issues and generally provides greater stability.
However, this can cause problems when trying to stream Quest 2 on a Roku TV.
For example, if your Chromecast is connected to a 2.4GHz network and your Quest 2 is connected to a 5GHz network, streaming will not work!
It only takes a few seconds, so just check and confirm that your Chromecast and Quest 2 devices are on the same Wi-Fi network.
Check your Chromecast’s Wi-Fi network
To find out which Wi-Fi network your Chromecast is connected to:
- Open the Google Home app on your smartphone (not the Chromecast app).
- Note: Make sure your smartphone is also connected to the Wi-Fi network you want your Chromecast to connect to!
- Then select your device in the app.
- Click on “Settings” (the gear icon) in the upper-right corner.
- Finally, select Wi-Fi
Here you can see the “Network Name” to your Chromecast is connected. If you are not connected to the correct network, you will need to click Forget and reconfigure your device.
Now we just want to confirm that our Oculus (Meta) Quest 2 is connected to the same network.
Checking your Oculus (Meta) Quest 2 Wi-Fi network
You should now check the Wi-Fi network connection for your Quest 2. Here’s how you can check them:
- Click the Apps icon on Quest 2’s main screen.
- From here, navigate to the “Settings” option and click on “Device”.
- Now click on the Wi-Fi option to check the network name for your Oculus (Meta) Quest 2.
This will confirm if your Oculus (Meta) Quest 2 has the same network connection as the Chromecast.
If they’re both connected to the same network, and you still can’t stream Quest 2 on your Roku TV, move on to the next method.
2. Change Roku TV input to Chromecast (HDMI)
Okay, now that we’ve confirmed that your Oculus (Meta) Quest 2, yours, and your Chromecast are on the exact same WiFi network, let’s select the input that your Chromecast is connected to.
Here’s how to easily change your Roku TV’s input:
- Go home
- Then SETTINGS
- Select TV INPUTS
- And finally, SET THE INPUT to the input you want to switch to.
This will add a tiled input to the Roku home screen. Now all you have to do is go back to the home screen and tap that tile to change what you typed!
But before you return to HOME, it’s a good idea to rename the entrance, so it’s easier to find in the future.
For example, if your Chromecast is connected to HDMI 2, you should rename the HDMI 2 input to “Chromecast” and add it as a tile on your Roku homepage.
Next time you use your Roku, simply go to HOME > CHROMECAST and change the input to HDMI 2 (aka Chromecast)!
How to stream Oculus Quest 2 on Roku TV?
This is the best and easiest way to stream Oculus Quest 2 on Roku TV.
Note. Let me clarify that all these methods can work to cast Oculus Quest 2 to Roku TV without Chromecast.
Since Roku TV is a smart TV, you can stream your Oculus Quest 2 directly to Roku TV. To do this, follow the instructions below.
Method 1 – Cast directly
- Start Oculus Quest 2.
- Press the Oculus (o) button on the right controller.
- The program window will appear and below you will see the main menu.
- Now you need to select “Share”.
- When a new window appears, select the Cast tab.
- A pop-up window will show a list of devices compatible with the transfer.
- Select your Roku TV from the list and click Next.
- Your Oculus Quest 2 headset will now stream instantly to your TV. Your headset screen mirroring will appear on the TV.
Method 2 – Stream Oculus (Meta) Quest 2 to your phone, then screen mirror it to your Roku TV
If you’re not using Chromecast to play your Oculus (Meta) Quest 2, you can still play it on your Roku TV. The first thing you need to do now connects your Quest 2 to your smartphone. Once complete, you can mirror your smartphone to Roku TV.
Below are two options to consider when sending Oculus (Meta) Quest 2 to a smartphone and then mirroring it to a Roku TV:
Send Oculus (Meta) Quest 2 to your phone
Follow the steps below to transfer Oculus app to your smartphone:
- Go to the App Store or Play Store and download the Meta Quest app on your smartphone.
- Now open the Meta Quest app and turn on your Oculus (Meta) Quest 2 device at the same time.
- After powering on, press the right button to go to the menu item.
- Here, go to the Share option and then select Cast. Now click on the Meta Quest App option.
- When a pop-up appears in the Quest app, click Start Broadcast.
It should play your Quest 2 content on your smartphone.
Mirror your phone to Roku TV
Next, you need the screen mirror feature of the smartphone screen for the Roku TV.
Remember that your smartphone must be on the same network as the Quest 2 and the Roku TV.
Whether you’re using an Apple device or a device from another manufacturer, follow the steps below to screen mirror your smartphone to your Roku TV.
Method 3 – Mirroring with Apple device’s screen
First, we want to make sure that Airplay is enabled on your Roku TV.
- Simply select “Home” on your Roku remote, go to “Settings” > “Apple AirPlay & HomeKit” and confirm that AirPlay is enabled.
- Now it’s time to screen mirroring your Apple device to Roku TV with Airplay.
- Just use the top-right corner of your Apple device home screen to swipe down. After that, you may notice a small picture-in-picture icon in Control Center that unlocks it (next to the lock button). Just click on it.
- This will bring up the select screen mirroring option on your iPhone, with a list of all nearby devices. Your TV Roku should appear in the list. Just click!
- Enter your PIN if required. This is everything. Your iPhone or iPad is now streaming to your TV Roku.
Method – 4 Screen Mirroring with Android
First, you need to enable screen mirroring. It only works on some Android phones (and not Google-branded phones). So if you don’t have these options, screen mirroring is not possible on your Roku TV.
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap on Smart View
- Select your Roku device.
- Select the appropriate option (usually “Always Allow” or “Allow”) on your TV Roku when it appears.
Your screen should now be mirrored. Now before getting into the next part you can also check – How to sync Roku remote without pairing button.
If you can’t use the methods above to get your Quest 2 headset on your Roku device, you should troubleshoot by following the instructions below.
Try to turn off all devices used in this process and wait 60 seconds. Then turn on all devices. To restart your TV Roku, unplug the power cord and wait 60 seconds.
Please wait a full minute before turning it back on. With the TV on, press and hold the power button on your Roku TV for half a minute.
This will drain any remaining power from your TV and allow it to perform a soft reset.
Can you control the Oculus Quest 2 through a Roku TV?
No, when you play Oculus app Quest 2 on a TV Roku, it’s just streaming. You cannot control the Roku TV at all.
You also can’t control Roku TV from your Oculus Quest 2.
Is there lag when you cast an Oculus Quest 2 To a Roku TV?
There may be a slight delay. This is due to network latency.
After all, you’re not trying to stream directly to your Roku TV, you’re sending it through multiple devices.
Of course, someone using Oculus Quest 2 will not notice this delay. They can use the device as they normally use their device!
If you notice a lot of lags when running Oculus Quest 2 on your Roku TV, there’s probably network congestion.
You may have to disconnect multiple devices from the Wi-Fi network, or at least forcefully stop using them, for it to work. That being said, the video playback shouldn’t cause too many problems.
Streaming Oculus Quest 2 directly to Roku TV is not easy. This is because Roku TV does not support apps that make this easy. Instead, you need to browse your mobile phone or tablet first.
The exact process depends on whether you’re using Android or iOS. However, you should always install the Oculus app. Now before I leave here’s an article suggestion – How to fix firestick remote