It is an undeniable fact that the VR gaming industry has come a long way since the beginning, and it continues to grow every single day in an unstoppable way. Especially in the last decade, VR technology has developed so much that even people who don’t like PC or VR gaming somehow heard about the virtual reality world and games, thanks to the popularity of Oculus Quest 2. It has been one of the most well-known VR headsets and according to many VR gamers, it is the best headset when its quality and high price-performance ratio are considered.
There are definitely many advantages of using an Oculus Quest 2 headset, but one should keep in mind that it is a standalone headset, meaning that in the default state, you can only download the games directly to the headset itself and play the games that are in the Oculus library. Even though that’s the case, there are also several ways to play PCVR games on Oculus Quest 2. In this article, we will be telling you about the three different ways of playing SteamVR games on Oculus Quest 2. Enjoy!
Oculus Air Link
After the Oculus Link cable, Oculus has launched this new feature, Oculus Air Link, for users to enjoy the VR games wirelessly! Oculus Air Link works with only the WiFi connection and this gives you a chance to move freely without worrying about the cable. It is definitely much more convenient than the Oculus Link cable if you have a strong WiFi connection. It is recommended that you connect the router directly to the computer with an ethernet cable to improve your WiFi performance.
The steps that you need to follow are almost the same as the Oculus Link cable. Make sure that you have downloaded and installed, both the Oculus desktop app and the SteamVR app. To be able to connect your headset to the PC, you should first enable the Air Link feature from the Oculus desktop app by following "Settings > Beta > Air link".
Virtual Desktop is the third option for all PCVR games to be played on Oculus Quest 2. Like Oculus Air Link, Virtual Desktop is also wireless and it is one of the most convenient ways to play Steam games on Oculus Quest 2. Before setting up Virtual Desktop, don’t forget to download and install the Oculus desktop app to your PC, as explained above.
After you install them all, you should open the Virtual Desktop app on your PC and write your Oculus user name, as it is shown below.
As you may see, it is important to know how to connect Oculus Quest 2 to Steam VR and there are three main ways to do it. We hope that the article helps you to enjoy your Steam VR games!
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