Oculus Quest 2 remains an amazing and reliable Virtual Reality headset that can do a lot. The standalone VR set can easily run games and experiences without the hassle of any cables or base stations. But did you know that Quest 2 can run SteamVR games just like the Rift? And before you start wondering, it doesn’t require any sideloading or workarounds. If you’ve set up your Oculus Quest 2 and want to run SteamVR games on your headset, you’re in the right place. This complete guide will teach you how to connect your Quest 2 to PC to run SteamVR games smoothly. So, without further ado, charge your headset and let’s get started.
Play SteamVR Games on Oculus Quest 2
This guide to playing SteamVR games on the Oculus Quest 2 is broken down by the various types of connections you can use. Depending on whether you prefer the wired or wireless method, use the table below to jump to the required section.
What You Need for SteamVR on Oculus Quest 2
While the process of running SteamVR games in Quest 2 is easy enough, there are a few requirements you should be aware of. Some of these are extremely important, so be sure to review them before you start.
1. VR Ready Computer
It’s no secret that running virtual reality games and applications requires a good amount of graphics and processing power. Depending on the type of games you plan to play, this requirement may be greater. This Oculus The app, the software responsible for allowing you to play PC games on your Quest 2, has certain requirements. you can go to facebook official Quest 2 compatibility page to find out if your system is suitable. Also keep in mind that these requirements may change accordingly as time goes on.
2. Oculus App
Facebook has its own suite of VR software that connects seamlessly with the Oculus Quest 2. Oculus, the software is responsible for operating your Quest 2 with PC. So if you’re someone who wants to play SteamVR games on your Quest 2, the Oculus app is the way to go. You can download Oculus Link (free) and install it. Make sure you’re signed in with your Facebook account as the headset will use it. Players looking for the wireless option also need to download it.
3. Oculus Connector Cable or Other Fast Type-C Cable
Oculus Quest 2 users who want to connect their VR set to PC for Steam will need a cable. Official Oculus Connection Cable ($79) It is the best option if you are ready to spend the money. It’s a fast and long transmission cable that will find you’ll find it easy to get around with your set plugged in while connected to a PC. However, if that seems too expensive, you can buy a compatible Oculus Quest 2 cable that supports high data and video transfers. Also, make sure the cable you buy is of the appropriate length (15ft or more) so that you don’t feel restricted while playing. you will find many good cables online.
4. Installing SteamVR on PC
Last but certainly not least, we will need SteamVR (free) To make things happen, the SteamVR software itself is easily available on the Steam Store and is pretty small. Once downloaded, let it install and read on. We will need some more in this process. Also make sure the VR games you buy are installed and ready to use.
How to Install Quest 2 for SteamVR Games (Wired)
First, we’ll start by wired the Oculus Quest 2 to our computer. Before you begin, make sure your Oculus Quest 2 is connected to your computer using a cable and you have the Oculus app open. When done, follow the steps below.
1. As soon as you connect your headphones, you will be bombarded with a series of permissions. forgive all and accept the option asking for Oculus Link to be enabled.
2. In your PC’s Oculus Software, the add device menu will open. Click ‘Connection (Cable)Click on ‘ and ‘Continue‘.
3. Since our headset is already connected, click ‘Continue‘.
4. The next step will allow you to check your cable connection. If you’re connected with an Oculus Link cable or another good cable, you can skip this step and Continue. Otherwise, click test connection by doing so.
5. And you’re done! Simply click ‘Close’ Press the button to continue.
Go ahead and plug in your headphones. Oculus Link is now live on your Quest 2 headset and ready for SteamVR. You can even browse the store first and access your desktop from the headset itself if you want.
Allowing SteamVR on Oculus Quest 2
When Quest 2 is ready, we’re almost ready to get started. But we need to take one final step to allow SteamVR to connect to Oculus Quest 2. For this, follow the steps below:
1. In the Oculus app on your computer, click ‘Settings‘ in the left taskbar.
2. In the next menu that appears, click ‘general‘ tab.
3. Click on ‘Unknown sources’ toggle to enable.
4. At the next confirmation, ‘To letConfirm your decision by pressing the ‘ button.
Your SteamVR will now be able to pass through doors when powered on. Now let’s start by really starting.
one. Steam application on your PC.
2. The small ‘ ‘ on the home pagevirtual reality‘ Icon that appears to launch SteamVR. Alternatively, you can find it in your game library and launch it from there.
Now put your headphones back on and you will find yourself living the best moment of your life in a beautiful cottage by the forest. Welcome to the world of SteamVR. You can wander and explore the hut so you can jump straight ahead and start a game. The Steam Library works the same as on your PC, although with a different UI.
Running Games in SteamVR on Oculus Quest 2
While the SteamVR layout is very easy to understand, we’ll teach you how to start a game in SteamVR so you can get used to it. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Turn to the right side wall inside the SteamVR house and click ‘ using your controller.Check out Steam‘
2. From the next menu that appears, select . Shopping centre or Library depending on your preference.
You can now browse the Store or your game library and simply click Play to start the game. Once complete, tap the Oculus Button and click Exit to exit SteamVR and return to your home screen.
And that’s it! You just learned how to install SteamVR on your Oculus Quest 2! Wasn’t it easy? You can now purchase SteamVR games and play them easily on your Quest 2 headset. Make sure to connect both devices together. For users looking for a wireless method, don’t worry because we’ve got you covered in more than one way. Keep reading.
How to Install Quest 2 for SteamVR Games (Using FB Air Link)
Now before you start with the wireless method, keep in mind that it will not be as reliable as the wired method as it comes with wireless connectivity. Fortunately, Facebook provides free Air Connection service for users to play SteamVR games wirelessly. However, there are some additional requirements that you must meet before you get started. Keep the following in mind:
1. An AC or AX Router with 5GHz Network
Having a fast Internet connection is essential, as content will be streamed wirelessly from the computer to the Oculus Quest 2. Make sure your router complies with the latest speed standards and 5GHz band selection. You will also need to connect the router to your PC using an Ethernet cable for the best possible connection.
2. Fully Loaded Oculus Quest 2
The wired method not only offers a lag-free experience, but users also benefit as the earphones constantly recharges itself during the process. However, if you decide to go wireless, the Quest 2 will run on its own battery, which will only last you for so long. Make sure to fully charge your Oculus Quest 2 to ensure you get the best possible experience when playing SteamVR games wirelessly.
Now that you have the above in mind, let’s start setting up the wireless method.
Enable Air Link on PC and Quest 2
Since Facebook Air Link still counts as an experimental feature, it must be enabled separately on both your PC and Quest 2. We’ll start with the PC. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click in the Oculus app on your computer. Settings in the left taskbar.
2. In the next menu displayed, Beta tab.
3. From the displayed list Air Connection by clicking on it once.
And you’re done. Now let’s move on to the Oculus Quest 2.
Enable Air Link in Quest 2
1. Tap on ‘ from the main menu.Quick Settings‘.
2. Tap on ‘Settings‘ option in the upper right.
3. From the next menu under ‘Experimental Features‘, hungry’Air Connection‘ and accept any notice.
Your computer and headset are now ready for Facebook Air Link. Let’s start by turning on the feature.
How To Turn On Air Link On Oculus Quest 2
Now let’s start by doing one final matchmaking and launching Facebook Air Link in Quest 2. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Tap the ‘ icon from the main menu.Quick Settings‘ button.
2. Tap on ‘ from the next menu that appears.Oculus Air Link‘.
3. Click the name of your computer and then click ‘Couple‘ button.
4. When done, click on it. ‘Start’ In Task 2, press the button to start Air Link.
And you are there. You’ll find yourself on the Oculus Link page with a console around you. While you can browse this area, if you want to run SteamVR, simply download your headset and follow the steps below. Running SteamVR section above. As mentioned earlier, you may experience lag if your connection is unstable. That said, in our experience, the experience remains good, with games that run well. You can use Air Link or wired method depending on what type of user you are.
Alternative to Air Link: Virtual Desktop
While Facebook Air Link is a good solution for playing SteamVR games over the air, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any alternatives. A famous third-party app called Virtual Desktop It works the same as Air Link. Virtual Desktop allows users to basically transfer their computers to Quest 2 to control from there. Users can also launch SteamVR or other VR games using Virtual Desktop.
Note, however, that Virtual Desktop is paid software and requires users to download both a PC client and an Oculus Quest 2 client. Like Air Link, performance on VD will vary depending on your network and hardware configurations. However, if you still want to give it a try, hold tight because we have a complete guide to virtual desktop on the way.
Enjoy SteamVR Games on Your Oculus Quest 2
We hope you had a great time playing SteamVR games on your Oculus Quest 2. It will be interesting to see what the company has in store for Quest 2 as Facebook changes its name to include new VR possibilities. Which new SteamVR games are you? Buying for Quest 2? Or did you run into any problems while installing it? Let us know in the comments below.