3 Ways To Cast An Oculus Quest 2 To A Samsung TV

Being able to make the Oculus Quest 2 experience a social activity with friends and family is a major perk. So, how do you cast Oculus Quest 2 to a Samsung TV? Imagine yourself and your friends and family all taking turns to play a horrifying haunted house virtual reality video game that will have people jumping out of their shoes and screaming. Now imagine everyone being able to see what the player experiencing the haunted house is seeing in real-time on your large screen Samsung TV. The results would be hilarious and entertaining for everyone involved. So, can you cast the Oculus Quest 2 to a Samsung TV, and if so, how do you do it?

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How do you cast an Oculus Quest 2 on a Samsung TV?

If you would like to cast your Oculus Quest 2 to your Samsung TV there are several ways depending on what kind of devices you own.  It is possible to cast the Oculus Quest 2 through Airplay, a Chromecast device, and a number of apps like the Oculus and Samsung SmartThings app.

There is no right or wrong way to cast the Oculus Quest 2 to a Samsung television. It all really depends on what electronic devices you own. If you own an iPhone, that is the easiest way since Airplay is built-in directly to both the iPhone and the Samsung TV. 

Otherwise, maybe you will need to purchase a Chromecast device to cast from your Android device to a Samsung TV. However you decide to cast to your Samsung TV, you are probably looking for the combination that is the least expensive and the easiest to do.

Let us take a closer look at some of the different ways that Oculus Quest 2 owners have been able to cast their headsets to their Samsung TVs to make the virtual reality experience that the Oculus Quest 2 offers a group experience that can provide hours of laughs and entertainment.

Also, if for some reason you believe you have correctly followed all the steps to properly cast the Oculus Quest 2 to your Samsung TV but it still is not working, what are some follow-up steps you can take or things you can doublecheck to fix the issue.

How to cast Oculus Quest 2 to a Samsung TV with Airplay

One of the easiest ways to cast the Oculus Quest 2 to a Samsung TV is by using Airplay on your iPhone or Apple device. Most Samsung TVs should already have Airplay built-in. Same with your iPhone, iPad, or other Apple devices. This makes casting extremely easy. Here are the step-by-step instructions for casting using Airplay.

Before you get started, you will want to make sure you have the Oculus app downloaded and installed on your apple device. After that, it is as easy as the steps listed below.

  1. Using your Oculus Quest 2, press the Oculus button on the hand controller and open the main menu.
  2. Click on the Share icon.
  3. Click on cast and then select cast to the Oculus app.
  4. Open the Oculus app on your Apple device.
  5. Go to the drop-down menu where the Screen Mirroring option is and turn it on.
  6. When the next menu opens on your Apple device, you should be able to find an option for your Samsung TV.
  7. Click on the Samsung TV option and make sure your TV, Apple Device, and Oculus Quest 2 are all connected to the same wireless network.
  8. You should now see the main screen of the Oculus Quest 2 on your Samsung TV.
  9. Enjoy.
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How to cast Oculus Quest 2 to a Samsung TV with Chromecast

Although some newer models of Samsung televisions may have Chromecast built-in or preinstalled, most Samsung TVs, especially older models will not. 

Before purchasing a Chromecast device, go ahead and check your TV’s owner’s manual to see if Chromecast comes preinstalled. If not, then you will need to purchase a Google Chromecast device. 

If you purchase a Google Chromecast, you will now be able to cast directly from your Oculus Quest 2 to your Samsung TV. The first thing you will need to do is to plug the Google Chromecast into your Samsung TV through the HDMI port, and if it requires an AC power connection, plug that in as well. Once your Chromecast is properly hooked up and powered, go ahead and follow these next steps.

  1. Using your Oculus Quest 2, press the Oculus button on the hand controller and open the main menu.
  2. Click on the Share icon.
  3. Click on cast and then select cast to Chromecast.
  4. You should now be able to see the main menu of the Oculus Quest 2 on your Samsung TV.
  5. Enjoy.

How to cast Oculus Quest 2 to a Samsung TV with the SmartThings app

If you own a Samsung Galaxy phone, you should be able to cast an Oculus Quest 2 to a Samsung Smart TV using both the Samsung SmartThings app as well as the Oculus app. The Samsung SmarThings app is an incredible tool to have if you own a Samsung smartphone and any number of Samsung Smart devices. 

Here are some step-by-step instructions on how to cast to your Samsung TV using the SmartThings app.

  1. Download and install the SmartThings app on your Samsung smartphone or tablet.
  2. Open the app and find your Samsung Smart TV
  3. Find the Settings page for your Samsung Smart TV in the app.
  4. Click on More Options 
  5. Click on Mirror screen or Smart View.
  6. Click on Start.
  7. Give your Samsung Smart TV permission to access your Samsung smartphone or tablet and now you should be ready to cast.
  8. Now, on your Samsung smartphone or tablet, make sure you have the Oculus app downloaded and installed. 
  9. Open the app.
  10. Next, using your Oculus Quest 2, press the Oculus button on the hand controller and open the main menu.
  11. Click on the Share icon.
  12. Click on cast and then select cast to the Oculus app.
  13. You should now be able to see the main menu of your Oculus Quest 2 on the screen of your Samsung Smart TV.

Still not casting? Try this!

If you have followed all the steps correctly for the combination of devices that you own and your Oculus Quest 2 still will not cast to your Samsung TV, then you may want to double-check these two main causes.

The app does not support casting

Not all apps and games that you can run on the Oculus Quest 2 have the ability to cast. When you are at the Oculus app store, each app or game should have information available about whether they are formatted to be cast to other devices or not. 

So, if you are pretty sure you have casting enabled between the Oculus Quest 2 and your Samsung TV and the game is not showing up on the television screen, try another app or game.

All devices are not on the same wireless network

Whatever combination of devices you are using to enable casting between the Oculus Quest 2 and the Samsung TV needs to be connected to the same Wifi network in order to function properly. That means the Oculus Quest 2 headset, iPhone, Samsung device, android device, and the Samsung SmartTV itself all need to be connected to the same WiFi network or casting will not work.