While the Oculus Quest 2 comes with an incredible selection of games that you get to enjoy using on the standalone device, Some of the best VR games right now are exclusive to PC. So, if you are interested, here is How to Connect Your Oculus Quest 2 to Your PC.
Thankfully, there are some ways through which you can connect your Quest 2 headset to a computer so that you can enjoy everything that PC VR is offering. Plus, One of these options would not require you to purchase any equipment so that you can try it out immediately.
How to Connect Your Oculus Quest 2 to Your PC
Before we begin with steps on how to connect your Oculus Quest 2 to your PC, first lets go through what you would need to make this connection possible. you only need three things which include:
- Oculus PC app
- A PC that has a USB 3 port
- Oculus Link Cable
The last two on the list are optional.
Oculus PC App
Download the Oculus PC App from the Oculus website. Once it has been downloaded, install the program, launch it up, and follow the onscreen instructions in other to log in using the account associated with your quest 2 headsets.
Oculus Link Cable
Make use of an Oculus Link cable to connect your Quest Headset to your PC. While making use of the Quest PC app, select “Devices” from the menu on the left side, then press “add Headset” if you do not have one connected already.
At this point, press quest 2 > continue > link (Cable) > continue to get to the “Connect Your headset” Screen. At this point, you plug in the link cable into your PC and quest 2 headsets. The app should then detect that your device is connected. A green tick would appear and this screen’s “Continue” button would illuminate.
Your Oculus Quest 2 headset would now be connected directly to your PC. It’s time to go and have fun using those PC VR games.
Alternatively, Use the Quest 2 Air Link Feature
Launch the quest PC app, select “Devices” from the menu on the left, and select “add Headset” – just like you do use a link cable.
This time around, select Air Link (Wireless). The next screen would instruct you to go into your quest 2’s experimental features in settings. These features are not as dangerous as the name makes them look. Think of them more like functions that are still in beta testing – at the moment, they are yet to be fully optimized and might cause some dips when it comes to performance while making use of them, but they would not break anything.
Once the Air link has been turned on in your quest 2, head back to your main settings and open the new Air link option to see a list of nearby PCs. Press your PC and then check to see if the code on your headset and PC screen matches up.
If they do, slip the headset right back on and then click on “Confirm” to finish pairing the devices.