Throw a Gaming Party with Oculus Casting

Oculus Blog
September 1, 2021

The thrill of an expertly danced session of Beat Saber or the fiery excitement of lightsaber action in Vader Immortal can be the highlight of any game night. And you can make your VR adventures the must-see event of the week with Oculus casting.

Sharing Is Caring

Casting is the ability to stream what you’re seeing in your headset to a mobile phone or TV, as long as the casting capability is enabled. With casting, you’re sharing your view with others.

To start casting, you’ll need your Oculus headset, a compatible casting device, the Oculus app installed on your phone or PC, and a wireless network that both devices are connected to. A higher bandwidth from your wireless router makes streaming smoother, with optimal speeds around 5Ghz.

Casting is accessible through the Oculus headset’s home menu, where you can select a compatible device on the same network. Once linked, your TV, PC, or smartphone shares your gameplay with everyone watching. Experience a new and engaging level of play by interacting with friends while you play games on your Quest headset, braving your way through enemy encounters and charging through surreal dreamscapes.

If you’re looking for a list of the best games for an Oculus casting party, check out these VR titles. Share exhilarating rides through magical realms in Epic Roller Coasters, or compete for high scores in the rhythm-based first-person shooter action of Pistol Whip. Other VR games are also compatible with casting, offering plenty of variety in genre, intensity, and skill level.

Raise Your Voice

Looking to dominate worldwide? Oculus casting makes it possible to stream VR gameplay online. Connect with friends around the globe as they watch your moves on a Facebook Live stream.

Also, with new updates to Quest 2, users can cast their voices while playing supported games. When casting to a PC, there are several options available to change streaming platforms, recording software, and other technical touches to create a one-of-a-kind viewing experience.

Oculus casting is an unforgettable way to welcome newcomers to the innovative world of VR gameplay—and ensure everyone in your crew gets a chance to share in the fun.

It only takes a few minutes to set up your Quest headset for casting. Get the lowdown on how to cast to compatible devices like casting-enabled TVs, PCs, and smartphones.

What’s your favorite title to share with friends? Let us know in the comments.