How To Cast Oculus Meta Quest 2 To Roku TV (Quick & Easy)

How To Cast Oculus Meta Quest 2 To Roku TV (Quick & Easy)

The beauty and magic of casting your Oculus Meta 2 on your Roku TV lies in being able to enjoy the world beyond the borders of reality –  you can also share its splendor with everyone, even the little ones!

In this post, we’ll show you in vivid detail how to cast Oculus Meta Quest 2 to Roku TV effectively using standard and alternative methods, so you can have everyone in the room rooting for you in both worlds. 

Use Chromecast to Cast Oculus Meta Quest 2 to Your Roku TV 

If you want to know how to cast Oculus Meta Quest 2 to Roku TV, you must first ensure you have a separate Chromecast device. 

Important Note: A Chromecast is essential to cast your Oculus Meta Quest 2 to any TV model.
Use Chromecast to Cast Oculus Meta Quest 2 to Your Roku TV

Since Roku TVs don’t naturally have a built-in Chromecast functionality, owning a Chromecast device is a must, at least most of the time. Fortunately, other ways exist to cast Oculus Meta Quest 2 on your Roku TV without a Chromecast device.

So, let’s take all these in stride. 

First, we’ll show you complete instructions for casting Oculus Meta Quest 2 using a Chromecast device. Then, later in this guide, we’ll explore the workarounds allowing you to cast Oculus Meta Quest 2 to Roku TV without Chromecast.

STEP 1. Connect your Roku TV Chromecast and Quest 2 to the same WiFi network.

Before we proceed to the steps to cast Oculus Meta Quest 2 to Roku TV, you first need to connect your Chromecast and Quest 2 to the same network. Plus, you must ensure they’re connected to the same band frequency network.

WARNING: Since dual-band modems and routers are more common now, you must check if your Chromecast device and Oculus Quest 2 use the same band frequency network. 

Indeed, you cannot take things lightly. A 2.4GHz band network is more common, but 5.0GHz band networks are also rising.

Connect your Roku TV Chromecast and Quest 2 to the same WiFi network.

If your modem or router is dual-band, the 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz networks might share nearly identical names, which can lead to confusion. It’s important to double-check if your Chromecast and Quest 2 are connected to the same WiFi network.

Here’s how to make that happen. 

Use the Google Home app to check your Chromecast device’s WiFi network.

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps4
Times to Required10 seconds
Things NeededA smartphoneA working internet connectionGoogle Home app
Step 1: Open your smartphone’s Google Home app.


Note: Ensure your smartphone is also connected to the same WiFi network as your Chromecast device. If Google Home can’t detect your Chromecast device, that’s a telltale sign that they’re not using the same WiFi network.
Step 2: Select the TV connected to a Chromecast device on the app’s home page.

Step 3: Click the cog icon in the screen’s upper-right corner to open the device’s settings page.

Step 4: Scroll down the settings page to check what WiFi network your Chromecast device is connected to.

Use the app settings on your Oculus Quest 2 to check its WiFi network.

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps4
Times to Required10 seconds
Things NeededOculus Quest 2 controllerOculus Quest 2 VR headset
Step 1: Wear and turn on your Oculus Quest 2 VR headset by pressing its power button.

Step 2: Press the Quest 2 controller’s Oculus button and navigate to the Apps menu.

Step 3: Click Settings in your Oculus Quest 2’s Apps menu.

Step 4: Check the WiFi network the Oculus Meta Quest 2 is connected to.



Note: If the WiFi network is different from the one your Chromecast device is connected to, change it until both devices are using the same network connection.

STEP 2. Set Chromecast as your Roku TV’s input source.

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps4
Times to Required10 seconds
Things NeededRoku TV remote control

Once the Chromecast device and Oculus Meta Quest 2 are connected to the same WiFi network, you need to change your Roku TV’s input source. It’s essential. 

The Chromecast device must be set as your Roku TV’s input source before you can cast your Oculus Quest 2. Here’s how to do it. 

Step 1: Ensure your Chromecast device is plugged into the correct port on your Roku TV.
Step 2: Press the home button on your Roku TV remote control to access its home menu.

Step 3: Press the right arrow key on your Roku TV remote control to move to the right panel that lists your connected input sources and apps.

Step 4: Select your Chromecast device to set it as the input source on your Roku TV.

It’s just a matter of redirection. Think of it as using your remote to set your TV input to the apt HDMI port. 

STEP 3. Start casting the Oculus Meta Quest 2 on your Roku TV.

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps5
Times to Required15 seconds
Things NeededOculus Quest 2 controllerOculus Quest 2 VR headsetA working internet connection

Now that the initial setup requirements are complete, you’re finally ready to cast Oculus Meta Quest 2 to Roku TV. Once you’ve turned on your Oculus Meta Quest 2 VR headset, you can navigate to the sharing menu to start casting on your Roku TV.

Step 1: Wear and turn on your Oculus Quest 2 VR headset by pressing its power button.

Step 2: Press the Quest 2 controller’s Oculus button and navigate to the Sharing menu.

Step 3: Select Cast in your Oculus Quest 2’s sharing menu.

Step 4: Select the Roku TV that’s connected to your Chromecast device.

Step 5: Select Next and cast the Oculus Quest 2 on your Roku TV.

That should be straightforward. But that’s not the only way to cast what’s happening in the metaverse into your Roku TV. 

Use Android Screen Mirroring to Cast Oculus Quest 2 to Roku TV 

If you don’t have a Chromecast device, one workaround to cast Oculus Meta Quest 2 to Roku TV is to screen mirror or share using an Android device. In this method, you will first cast your Oculus Quest 2 to an Android phone or tablet.

You can download and install the Meta Quest app on your Android device. Let’s not talk about iOS devices now and deal with the mobile OS widely used by Google.

The Meta Quest app is a companion app for Oculus Quest 2, allowing you to cast your gameplay on a smartphone’s display screen. So the software is a tight fit. 

Once your Oculus Meta Quest 2 is casting on your smartphone, you can then use its Android screen mirroring or sharing function. Your smartphone’s mirroring or sharing function will allow you to cast its screen to your Roku TV’s bigger display.

STEP 1. Cast Oculus Quest 2 using the Meta Quest app on your Android device.

First, the Meta Quest app must be installed on your Android smartphone or tablet before you can cast Oculus Quest 2 to its screen. Google Play Store app should come in handy in this regard. 

Once the app is installed, you’ll also need to sign in with your Meta account on the app so it can connect to your Oculus Quest 2. It’s paramount you use the same account for this to work. 

One caveat: Your Android smartphone or tablet must also be connected to the same WiFi network as the Oculus Meta Quest 2. 

Use the Google Play Store to install Meta Quest on your Android device.

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps4
Time to Perform Fix30 seconds
Things NeededAn Android smartphone or tabletA working internet connection
Step 1: Open the Google Play Store app on your mobile Android device.

Step 2: Use the app store’s search bar to search for the Meta Quest app.

 
Step 3: Click the Install button next to the Meta Quest app to download and install it on your Android device.

Step 4: Click the Open button next to the Meta Quest app to launch it on your Android device.

Use the Meta Quest app to cast Oculus Quest 2 on your Android device.

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps4
Time to Perform Fix10 seconds
Things NeededAn Android smartphone or tabletMeta Quest appA working internet connectionOculus Meta Quest 2
Step 1: Click the Menu tile on the Meta Quest app home page.

Step 2: Select Casting to open the casting options on the Meta Quest app.

Step 3: Select the Oculus Meta Quest 2 VR headset.

Step 4: Click Start to cast Oculus Quest 2 on your Android device.

You can cast Oculus Quest 2 on your Android device from its sharing menu instead of the Meta Quest app. If the Android device is connected to the same WiFi network and has the Meta Quest app, your Oculus Quest 2 will detect it without issue.

Use the Oculus Quest 2 to cast on your Android device’s Meta Quest app.

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps5
Time to Perform Fix15 seconds
Things NeededOculus Quest 2 VR headsetOculus Quest 2 controllerA working internet connectionMeta Quest appAn Android smartphone or tablet
Step 1: Wear and turn on your Oculus Quest 2 VR headset by pressing its power button.

Step 2: Press the Quest 2 controller’s Oculus button and navigate the Sharing menu.

Step 3: Select Cast in your Oculus Quest 2’s sharing menu.

Step 4: Select the Meta Quest mobile app option from the available device list.

Step 5: Click Next to cast the Oculus Quest 2 using your mobile Android device’s Meta Quest app.

This is fine and dandy, but remember that we assume your internet is fast enough to use VR games. Like watching Netflix, VR games are heavy on the graphics end. 

So, as much as possible, you must have 25 megabits per second (Mbps) speed to play VR games. It’s highly recommended when using the Oculus Meta Quest 2, or else you will have a very bumpy metaverse experience. 

Now, take into account also the number of people using the internet. If you have more than two smart TVs running simultaneously, all the watching will eat a huge portion of your internet data, slowing down everyone online. 

STEP 2. Cast your mobile Android device to your Roku TV via screen mirroring.

Now that the Oculus Quest 2 is casting on your mobile Android device with the Meta Quest app, you can screen mirror it to your Roku TV. This method indirectly casts Oculus Meta Quest 2 to Roku TV’s display screen without Chromecast.

Please note that your Roku TV has to be connected to the same WiFi network as your mobile Android device. Otherwise, a USB Type-C to HDMI cable or adapter will be needed to connect both devices via screen mirroring.

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps9
Time to Required40 seconds
Things NeededAn Android smartphone or tabletRoku TV remote controlA working internet connection
Step 1: Press the home button on your Roku TV remote control to access its home menu.

Step 2: Scroll down and click Settings to open the Roku TV settings menu.

Step 3: Scroll down and click System to open the Roku TV system settings menu.

Step 4: Scroll down the system settings menu and click Screen Mirroring.

Step 5: Open Screen mirroring mode and set it to Prompt.

Step 6: Swipe down the home screen of your mobile Android device to open its quick settings panel.

Step 7: Select the screen mirroring function of your mobile Android device.



Note: The screen mirroring function on Android devices has different names depending on the device’s manufacturer. It might be called Cast, Screen Mirroring, Screencast, Wireless projection, Miracast, Smart View, Screen share, etc.
Step 8: Select your Roku TV to connect to it via screen mirroring.

Step 9: Select Allow on your Roku TV to authorize the screen mirroring.

Use iOS Screen Mirroring to Cast Oculus Quest 2 to Roku TV 

With this method, you must cast the Oculus Quest 2 on an iPhone or iPad before mirroring it to your TV. You can follow the instructions below on how to cast Oculus Meta Quest 2 to Roku TV using your mobile iOS device’s screen mirroring.

STEP 1. Use the Meta Quest app to cast Oculus Quest 2 on your iOS device

Now that we’ve tackled Android devices, it’s high time we take care of the other side of the fence, iOS devices. 

The screen mirroring function of Apple iOS devices can also be used to cast Oculus Meta Quest 2 to Roku TV without a Chromecast device. You must install the Meta Quest app on your iPhone or iPad to cast Oculus Quest 2 on these iOS devices.

After casting the Oculus Quest 2 on your iOS devices, you can use Apple Screen Mirroring or AirPlay to mirror the screen on your Roku TV’s bigger display.

STEP 1. Download Meta Quest via the Apple App Store

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps4
Time to Perform Fix30 seconds
Things NeededAn iPhone or iPadA working internet connection
Step 1: Open the Apple App Store app on your mobile iOS device.

Step 2: Use the app store’s search bar to search for the Meta Quest app.

 
Step 3: Click the Get button next to the Meta Quest app to download and install it on your iOS device.

Step 4: Click the Open button next to the Meta Quest app to launch it on your iOS device.

Use the Meta Quest app to cast Oculus Quest 2 on your mobile iOS device.

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps4
Time to Perform Fix10 seconds
Things NeededAn iPhone or iPadMeta Quest appA working internet connectionOculus Meta Quest 2
Step 1: Click the Menu tile on the Meta Quest app home page.

Step 2: Select Casting to open the casting options on the Meta Quest app.

Step 3: Select the Oculus Meta Quest 2 VR headset.

Step 4: Click Start to cast Oculus Quest 2 on your mobile iOS device.

Like on Android devices, you can also cast Quest 2 on your iOS device from the headset’s sharing menu instead of the Meta Quest app. The procedure is about the same. 

But there’s a catch. Your iOS device must be connected to the same WiFi network and have the app for Oculus Quest 2 to detect it.

Use the Oculus Quest 2 to cast on your iOS device’s Meta Quest app

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps5
Time to Perform Fix15 seconds
Things NeededOculus Quest 2 VR headsetOculus Quest 2 controllerA working internet connectionMeta Quest appAn Android smartphone or tablet
Step 1: Wear and turn on your Oculus Quest 2 VR headset by pressing its power button.

Step 2: Press the Quest 2 controller’s Oculus button and navigate to the Sharing menu.

Step 3: Select Cast in your Oculus Quest 2’s sharing menu.

Step 4: Select the Meta Quest mobile app option from the available device list.

Step 5: Click Next to cast the Oculus Quest 2 using your mobile iOS device’s Meta Quest app.

Finally, let’s take on one of America’s favorite boob tubes, Roku TV. Take note that in the U.S., Roku is still leading in the smart TV market by a wide margin, so it certainly is worth the look. 

STEP 2. Use screen mirroring to cast your mobile iOS device to your Roku TV

As the Oculus Quest 2 casts to your mobile iOS device via the Meta Quest app, you can use screen mirroring to cast to your Roku TV as well. This is the second indirect method to cast Oculus Meta Quest 2 to Roku TV without using Chromecast.

Before you begin, make sure that your mobile iOS device and Roku TV are connected to the same WiFi network. Otherwise, a Lightning to HDMI cable or adapter will be needed to connect both devices via screen mirroring.

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps8
Time Required40 seconds
Things NeededAn iPhone or iPadRoku TV remote controlA working internet connection
Step 1: Press the home button on your Roku TV remote control to access its home menu.

Step 2: Scroll down and click Settings to open the Roku TV settings menu.

Step 3: Scroll down and click Apple AirPlay and HomeKit.



Note: If your Roku TV doesn’t have the Apple AirPlay and HomeKit menu, it means that screen mirroring with iOS devices via AirPlay isn’t supported.
Step 4: Turn on the AirPlay feature on your Roku TV.
Step 5: Swipe down the home screen of your mobile iOS device to open its control center.

Step 6: Select the screen mirroring tile on your mobile iOS device’s control center.

Step 7: Select your Roku TV to connect to it via screen mirroring.

Step 8: Enter the AirPlay passcode displayed on your Roku TV if this is the first time you’re screen mirroring via AirPlay.

Finally, let’s see how to cast what you see on your metaverse using Oculus Quest 2 on your portable PC or laptop. 

Use your laptop to Cast Oculus Quest 2 to Roku TV 

Casting Oculus Quest 2 to your Roku TV using a laptop is the last workaround that we’re going to share with you. This method isn’t that different from the previous workaround, other than the fact that you’ll be using a laptop instead.

With this method, you’ll also cast Oculus Meta Quest 2 on your laptop’s screen before mirroring it to your Roku TV. To do this, you must visit the Oculus website’s casting page and sign in with your Meta account.

STEP 1. Cast Oculus Quest 2 on your laptop’s display screen.

Your laptop must be connected to the internet to access the casting page on Oculus’ website. Once you’ve signed in using your Meta account, use your Oculus Quest 2 VR headset to start casting on your laptop’s screen.

Use the Oculus website to cast Quest 2 on your laptop

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps10
Time to Perform Fix40 seconds
Things NeededA laptopA working internet connection
Step 1: Open your laptop’s internet browser.

Step 2: Click the address bar and go to https://www.oculus.com/casting.

Step 3: Click LOG IN to begin.

Step 4: Click the blue login text below to sign in using your Oculus account.

Step 5: Enter the sign-in credentials of your Oculus account and press LOG IN.

Step 6: Wear and turn on your Oculus Quest 2 VR headset by pressing its power button.

Step 7: Press the Quest 2 controller’s Oculus button and navigate to the Sharing menu.

Step 8: Select Cast in your Oculus Quest 2’s sharing menu.

Step 9: Click the Computer option.

Step 10: Click Next to cast the Oculus Meta Quest 2 on the laptop.

For a kicker, let’s take it a notch higher. Why not mirror the metaverse world you’re peering into using your laptop to your Roku TV without using a Chromecast device? 

STEP 2. Mirror your laptop’s screen on your Roku TV.

While the Oculus Meta Quest 2 is casting to your laptop’s screen, you can now proceed to mirror it to your Roku TV’s display. This method is also an indirect way to cast Oculus Meta Quest 2 to Roku TV without using a separate Chromecast device.

Screen mirroring on a laptop is done from the display settings of Windows devices or using the AirPlay button on MacBooks. Please note that your laptop and Oculus Meta Quest 2 must also be connected to the same WiFi network for casting to work.

Use Windows laptop screen mirroring to cast on your Roku TV

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps8
Time to Perform Fix40 seconds
Things NeededA Windows laptopA working internet connection
Step 1: Press the home button on your Roku TV remote control to access its home menu.

Step 2: Scroll down and click Settings to open the Roku TV settings menu.

Step 3: Scroll down and click System to open the Roku TV system settings menu.

Step 4: Scroll down the system settings menu and click Screen Mirroring.

Step 5: Open Screen mirroring mode and set it to Always Allow.

Step 6: Go to the notifications panel of your Windows laptop and click the Connect tile.



Note: On a Windows 11 laptop, you need to navigate to Display Settings > Multiple displays > Connect to a wireless display instead.
Step 7: Select your Roku TV from the list of available wireless displays.

Step 8: Wait for your laptop to connect to your Roku TV.

Use AirPlay to cast your MacBook on your Roku TV

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps3
Time to Required10 seconds
Things NeededA MacBookA working internet connection
Step 1: Select/click the AirPlay button on your MacBook’s menu bar.

Step 2: Select your Roku TV from the available devices list.
Step 3: Type the AirPlay passcode displayed on your Roku TV and click OK to start casting.

How to Stop Casting From Your Oculus Quest 2

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps4
Time to Required10 seconds
Things NeededOculus Quest 2 VR headsetOculus Quest 2 controller
Step 1: Wear and turn on your Oculus Quest 2 VR headset by pressing its power button.

Step 2: Press the Quest 2 controller’s Oculus button and navigate to the Sharing menu.

Step 3: Click Casting in your Oculus Quest 2’s Sharing menu.

Step 4: Select Stop Casting to proceed.

FAQs about Oculus Meta Quest 2 on Roku TV

Do Roku TVs have screen mirroring?

Roku TVs have screen mirroring functionality, but not all support the AirPlay feature for Apple devices. Refer to the Roku support page to check if your TV has AirPlay support for screen mirroring with Apple devices.

Can you control the Oculus Quest 2 using a Roku TV?

Only the Oculus controller can operate and control your Oculus Quest 2. You can control the functions on your Oculus Meta Quest 2 using your Roku TV or its remote control.

Can you cast Oculus Quest 2 to standard TVs?

Oculus Quest 2 can cast to a standard TV without smart features using a separate Chromecast device. The Oculus Quest 2 and Chromecast device must be connected to the same WiFi network to start casting on your standard TV.

What does it mean if I can’t see my Roku TV as a compatible device?

Chromecast support isn’t available on your Roku TV if you can’t detect it using your Oculus Meta Quest 2. You need a separate Chromecast device for your Roku TV to be compatible with Oculus Quest 2, or use the workarounds discussed above.


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