As an Oculus owner, I was recently frustrated when I couldn’t figure out how to cast my Oculus 2 to my Samsung TV. After doing some research and testing different solutions, I’m here to share what I’ve learned in hopes of helping anyone else out there who is running into the same problem.
|Can Oculus 2 cast to Samsung TV?||Yes, you can cast Oculus 2 to Samsung TV using the headset or the Oculus app on your phone.|
|Cast from the headset||Navigate to Universal Venue > Sharing > Cast > Choose Samsung TV > Start||Share experiences with family and friends. Larger, immersive experience.||Samsung TV must have streaming capabilities. Strong Wi-Fi required.|
|Cast from the Oculus app||Download Oculus app > Connect to Oculus 2 > Cast > Choose Samsung TV||Can use a smartphone for casting.||May need Google Chromecast. Compatibility with other devices may be limited.|
|Can’t cast Oculus 2 to Samsung TV||Check if Samsung TV has native casting capabilities. Purchase a Google Chromecast if needed.|
|Ensure Oculus 2 and Samsung TV are on the same Wi-Fi network.|
Can Oculus 2 Cast to Samsung TV?
There are absolutely ways in which you can cast your Oculus 2 to a Samsung TV.
The two ways include using the headset on its own, or using the headset and pairing it with the Oculus application on your smartphone, whether it be an Apple or Android device.
Either way, casting from an Oculus 2 to any Samsung TV is something you can accomplish.
How to Cast Oculus 2 to Samsung TV?
So what are the different ways in which you can cast your Oculus 2 to a Samsung TV? The two most common ways to do this would be through the headset on its own or using a smartphone while you have the headset in use.
Cast From the Headset
To use your Oculus Quest 2 to cast to a Samsung TV, you need to start by putting the headset on.
Once you have the headset on, you want to navigate to what is known as the universal venue. From there, you choose the “Sharing” button.
Once you make that choice, you will see an option to “Cast.” When you hit that button, you should get all compatible devices on your Wi-Fi network that allow for casting. Choose the Samsung TV and click on “Start” and away you will go.
The biggest thing to remember with this process is that your Samsung TV needs to be on the same Wi-Fi network as your Oculus 2 headset.
In addition, your Samsung TV needs to support streaming capabilities.
In the event it does not allow for casting with built-in features, you may need to purchase a Google Chromecast to make casting simpler to your Samsung TV from the Oculus 2.
Cast From the Oculus App
The other manner in which you can cast to the Samsung TV from the Oculus 2 is to make use of the Oculus app. You need to start by getting the app on the Apple App Store or the Android Google Play store.
Once you have the Oculus app and your smartphone is connected to the same wifi as the Oculus, you will be able to connect to the Oculus 2 device to see what the user sees.
From there, you can then click on the “Cast” button just like you did through the headset mode of casting, and choose the Samsung TV to make it all possible.
If you are having trouble finding the “Cast” icon on the Oculus app, look in the top right corner. The icon will look like a headset that is in combination with a W-iFi signal.
As long as you are on the same wifi, the app should automatically detect the Oculus 2 so you should have no trouble in that arena.
Read more: Can you use Google Home with Samsung TV?
Why Can’t I Cast Oculus 2 to Samsung TV?
You may be having issues with casting the Oculus 2 on the Samsung TV. If you are running into difficulties, what are some of the things you may want to try?
The first and easiest answer may be that your Samsung TV does not have native casting capabilities built in. If that is the case, you may need to purchase a Google Chromecast and hook it up to the television.
This would allow the Oculus 2 to cast to it, as well as other devices casting to the TV.
When you get beyond the casting capabilities, the other very common hiccup you may run into has to do with the wifi network.
The Oculus 2 and the Samsung TV need to be on the same wifi network. If there is a difference at all on the W-iFi network, then the Oculus 2 will not be able to detect the television as being an option to cast.
Seeing the Oculus 2 and all it has to offer on a Samsung TV is great. It can be quite comical and entertaining for folks to watch everything that you are seeing in the VR headset live.
When you think about crazy experiences like walking planks, playing mini-golf, and more in VR, the more you can involve others, the better the experience!
Pros of Oculus 2 with Samsung TV
- Can share experiences with family and friends.
- Provides a larger and more immersive experience.
- No need to buy a separate device for casting.
- Can use headset on its own or with a smartphone.
Cons of Oculus 2 with Samsung TV
- Samsung TV must have streaming capabilities.
- Requires a strong Wi-Fi connection.
- May need to purchase a Google Chromecast.
- Compatibility with other devices may be limited.