Oculus Quest Can Now Cast To PC, App Getting 'Spectator Mode' Next Year

Oculus Quests can now cast to your PC via Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

Previously, users were already able to cast Quest’s view to your phone or cast-enabled TV. It lets others in the room see what you see in VR.

When Quest launched casting was rough — it often didn’t work and the delay could be upward of 5 seconds. Facebook improved it in late 2019 to increase the reliability and decrease the latency.

This new feature, available now, lets you cast to a web browser at www.oculus.com/casting. You’ll need to be signed into your Facebook account in that browser, which can be Edge or Chrome.

Next year the mobile app is getting ‘Spectator Mode’, giving you a 3rd person view where you can control the camera angle. This will require developer implementation so will only be supported by some apps.

This article was originally published September 18, 2020 and was edited and updated on November 11, 2020.

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