How to Cast Oculus Quest or Quest 2 to Roku TV.With most TVs, it’s easy to stream your Oculus Quest or Quest 2 directly to your TV so you can share gameplay from your SteamVR games or Quest experience with others. However, if you have a Roku TV, you need to do things a little differently. Luckily, streaming Oculus to Roku TV is pretty easy, and we’ll guide you step by step on how to do it.
Casting Oculus to Roku Using the Quest Mobile App
Casting Oculus to Roku TV requires the Meta Quest mobile app on your smartphone. First you need to cast to the Meta Quest mobile app and then mirror your phone screen to your TV. Here are the steps you need to follow to connect your Quest or Quest 2 headset to your Roku TV using the app.
- Download and install the Meta Quest mobile app.
- Launch the app and sign in with your account (or a linked FB account).
- Make sure your Quest mobile app and Oculus Quest/Quest 2 headset are up to date and install any updates if necessary before proceeding.
- Also, make sure your Oculus Quest/Quest 2 headset is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your phone and that you’re signed in to your account.
- Enable Bluetooth on your phone.
- Put on your VR headset and press the Oculus (Home) button to open the home screen.
- Select Camera at the bottom (it should be a pink or red button with a camera icon).
- Then select Cast in the top left corner.
- Select Meta Quest mobile app from the list of available devices.
- Press Next.
- Your Quest headset should now start broadcasting to the mobile app and you will see a confirmation on the screen that says “Your headset is now broadcasting to the Meta Quest mobile app”.
The way you mirror your phone’s screen may vary depending on the brand of device you’re using. Here is a set of instructions for Samsung, Google Pixel and iPhone.
Mirror phone screen from Samsung phone
How to Mirror Your Phone Screen to Your Roku TV
If you have a Samsung phone, you can use Smart View to mirror your phone’s screen on your Roku TV.
- Make sure your Roku TV is turned on and connected to a Wi-Fi network.
- On a smartphone, swipe down twice from the top of the screen to open a list of shortcut icons.
- Swipe left and select Smart View.
- You should see your TV in the list, so select it from the list.
- You will be asked if you want to start mirroring with Smart View. Select Start Now.
- You should see a confirmation on the TV to start dubbing.
- After a couple of seconds, you should be able to see your phone’s screen on Roku TV.
- Put on your Quest headset and the Meta Quest mobile app will automatically mirror everything you do on your phone to your TV.
- To stop mirroring, simply return to the shortcut icons and select the Smart View icon (which may display your TV name) again. disable.
- To stop broadcasting from the Quest headset, select Camera> , then select Stop Broadcasting.
Mirror phone screen from Google Pixel phone
If you have a Pixel phone, you’ll need a Google Chromecast device or smart TV with a built-in feature to mirror your phone’s screen on your Roku TV.
- If you’re using a Chromecast, make sure it’s connected to your TV.
- On your phone, go to Settings> Connected Devices > < span style="font-weight:bold">Connection Settings and select Translation.
- Select your TV from the list of displayed devices.
Mirror phone screen with Apple iPhone
Are you using an iPhone? You can use AirPlay to mirror your phone screen to Roku TV. Here’s how to do it:
- Make sure your iPhone and Roku TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Open Control Center.
- Select Screen Mirroring and select your TV from the list.
Troubleshooting: Most Common Issues with Casting Oculus Quest to Roku TV
You may run into a variety of issues while porting Oculus to Roku, and we’ll cover some of the most common issues below, as well as provide simple solutions.
Problem: Meta Quest App Can’t Detect My Roku TV
What to do if the Meta Quest app doesn’t show your Roku TV in the list of available devices to connect to? Don’t panic – here’s what to do:
- Make sure your Roku TV has the latest software update.
- Make sure your TV is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Quest headset and phone.
- Try restarting your TV and phone and restarting your Oculus Quest headset.
- If the app still does not show your TV in the list of available devices, you may need to contact Meta for support.
Problem: My phone can’t detect my Roku TV
If your Roku TV does not appear in the list of devices to mirror via Smart View or AirPlay, you can follow the same steps listed above and restart your TV and phone.
Problem: The broadcast button on my Quest headset is greyed out or doesn’t work
Another issue you may encounter is that the “Casting” button on the Quest headset is greyed out or nothing happens when it is selected. When this happens it is usually caused by your headset software not being up to date. Solve the problem quickly and easily.
- Make sure your Quest headset has the latest software update.
- This can be done by going to Settings.
- Select System in the top left corner.
- Then scroll down and select Software Update.
- In the upper right corner, the system will search for available updates, after which you can download and install them.
- Updates will be downloaded and installed and the headset will reboot.
Problem: I can’t see headset action on my Roku TV
If you followed the steps above to cast your Quest headset to the Meta Quest mobile app and then mirror your smartphone display to your Roku TV, what can you do if your headset activity is not showing up on your TV?
- Make sure your headset, TV, and Meta Quest mobile app are up to date and install any software updates as needed.
- Reboot all your devices.
- You can also try rebooting your router in case it causes any problems.
- If you still cannot see VR headset activity on your TV, you may need to contact Meta for support.
As you can see, streaming Oculus to Roku TV isn’t that hard if you know how. Remember, you’ll need a smartphone with the Meta Quest mobile app installed to stream to your Roku TV so you can share your gameplay with friends and family. You can also check out our guide to connecting Oculus Quest to PC.
How to Cast Oculus Quest or Quest 2 to Roku TV
How to Cast Oculus Quest or Quest 2 to Roku TV