How to cast Meta Quest 2 to TV

Young woman tries out the Meta Quest 2 (Oculus Quest 2) for a virtual experience Sitting in couch, wearing a black top
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Virtual reality doesn't have to be a solo experience. By learning how to cast the Meta Quest 2 to TV, you can share your VR outings with an audience. Family members, friends and other interested viewers can watch as you play a VR game or take on a VR workout like Supernatural.

The Meta Quest 2 (formerly referred to as Oculus Quest 2) is TG's choice for the best VR headset. It sports a sleek design, intuitive controllers and strong built-in audio — all for a fairly affordable price. 

The Meta Quest 2 also has access to an impressive library of games and apps, like Beat Saber, Golf+ and Resident Evil 4. But if you ever find yourself feeling a little lonely while using a VR headset, you're not alone. Many users want to share their gaming and fitness triumphs.

Luckily, there is a way! The Meta Quest 2 has a handy feature that allows you to cast to a television. You will need a Chromecast device or a TV with built-in Chromecast capabilities. Our favorite is the Chromecast with Google TV. It's got 4K UHD streaming with support for HDR and Dolby Vision, plus comes with the excellent Google TV interface. 

Once you've hooked up with a Chromecast to your TV, you're ready to begin.

How to cast Meta Quest 2 to TV

Step 1: Turn on the Quest 2 and your TV.

If you've hooked up a Chromecast device to the TV, make sure to select the right input. Also, the Chromecast and Quest 2 should be on the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Press the Meta button on the right hand controller to bring up the home menu.

Meta Quest 2 right hand controller

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Step 3: Point and click the Camera button. 

Meta Quest 2 menu

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Step 4: In the Camera window, click the Cast button. 

Meta Quest 2 camera window

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Step 5: In the Cast From This Headset window, select your Chromecast-enabled device.

Meta Quest 2 casting menu

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Step 6: A confirmation message will pop up. Your TV should now display the feed from your Meta Quest 2. 

Meta Quest 2 cast on TV

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How to stop casting Meta Quest 2 to TV

To stop casting, simply go back to the Share menu and click the Cast button. Confirm you want to stop casting. 

Did you know the Meta Quest 2 can also be hooked up to a PC? Take a look at our guide on how to connect Meta Quest 2 to a PC to learn more. And to get the most out of your VR headset, be sure to check out our picks for the best Meta Quest 2 games, as well as the best Meta Quest 2 accessories and the best Meta Quest 2 cases

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Kelly Woo
Senior Writer

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.