The day has come! Today, we will begin rolling out (as experimental features) two long-requested additions to Oculus Quest: Multi-User accounts and App Sharing.
VR is a social experience, and that doesn’t just mean online multiplayer. We know Quest has become a shared device for many of you. We want to make it easier to share your Quest with the people you care about, whether with a partner, a roommate, family, or friends. After all, how many first-time VR experiences start with someone saying “Hey, check this out” and passing the headset? But letting other people use your Quest and try VR for the first time shouldn’t mean they have unfettered access to your account details, to say nothing of your hard-won Pistol Whip high scores.
With Multi-User and App Sharing, you'll be able to log multiple accounts into a single headset, and share Oculus Store apps you’ve purchased with those additional accounts. Game progress and achievements will be unique to each account, so no more “Hey, are you done playing that game so I can start it over?” situations. You’ll also be able to maintain your own friend lists, browser history, privacy settings, and more—and can lock your account with an unlock pattern before handing your headset to friends or family.
We’re initially rolling Multi-User and App Sharing out to people on Quest 2 as experimental features, so we can continue to refine the experience. Eventually, we’ll enable Multi-User and App Sharing for all Quest users. We hope Multi-User and App Sharing will make it easier for you to share your Quest with the people you care about.
Here’s the fine print:
App Sharing applies automatically to all new apps in the Oculus Quest Store from this date forward. As of today, a limited number of existing games will not yet be available through App Sharing unless players purchase their own copy, but over time we expect most of these apps to support additional users as well. For more information on Multi-User and App Sharing, including details on enabling these features, you can visit our support center.
We think Multi-User and App Sharing will prove beneficial to both users and developers. Whether spurring each other to new heights in Pistol Whip, uncovering the secrets of Lies Beneath at the same pace, or just feeling empowered to hand your headset to friends for a quick “Hey, check this out” demo, we hope this will help everyone get the most out of their Quest. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the Oculus UserVoice channel!