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How to Cast Oculus to Roku

If you can cast the Oculus Headset to your Roku it can make you experience a 3D view with others when you put it on. You can also get others to see what is going on in your Oculus headset if you are able to cast it to your Roku or other devices outside the Oculus headset? 

Well, it might have crossed your mind whether you can actually cast or mirror your Oculus Screen to your Roku TV or smartphone, maybe you want to display your gaming skills to your Pals.

It’s totally doable. However, it’s not a straightforward process since you can’t cast from your Oculus to your Roku TV directly using a built-in Oculus feature.

Since you are here looking for how to Cast Oculus to Roku TV, this article is all you need. One thing you have to know if you’ve tried to cast your Oculus to your Roku without positive results; the implication is that you can’t cast your Oculus to your Roku directly since the feature isn’t included.

Before you can cast your Oculus to a Roku streaming device, you have to cast it through a smartphone or PC before others can see what is going on in the Headset.

If have tried using your Chromecast or other methods to figure out how to cast Oculus to Roku TV and until now you are unable to cast your Oculus Quest to your Roku TV. 

Don’t panic, as I will be showing you all the easy steps to Cast your Oculus headset to your Roku TV using any type of smartphone or PC.

How to Cast Oculus to Roku TV using Chromecast

How to cast Oculus to Roku using chromecast

One of the easiest ways to cast your Oculus Headset to your Roku TV is by using Chromecast. If you have a Chromecast Dongle here is how to cast oculus to Roku easily.

First and foremost, you want to ensure that you have installed the Chromecast app on your device while also ensuring that you have a strong Wifi connection.

If those are set, follow the steps below

  • Plug our Chromecast device into the Roku TV using the HDMI port
  • Now, power on your Roku TV and your Oculus Headset and connect them to the Wifi.

NOTE: If you want to ensure that you have the Oculus app installed on your smartphone, you can check here to download it for Android or iOS.

  • Launch the Oculus app on your phone and tap the Cast icon-usually on the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Next, accept all permissions from the app.
  • Now, you will see a list of VR headsets nearby or any device you can cast to.
  • Tap on your VR Headset to connect
  • Power on your Roku TV
  • Pick your smartphone and navigate to “Cast To” on the phone
  • Now, choose the Roku TV to link it with the Oculus headset.
  • Below your Oculus headset, you should see “connect” below it.
  • Finally, tap Start at the bottom of the screen to start the casting process

Now, that you are aware of how to cast Oculus to Roku TV, let’s delve into how you can do that if you don’t have Chromecast.

How to Cast Oculus to Roku TV without Chromecast

In a scenario where you don’t have the Chromecast dongle here is an alternative way to cast your Oculus headset to your Roku TV

  • Power ON your Oculus headset
  • Now, launch the Oculus app on your smartphone and tap “sharing”.
  • On the dropdown, choose “cast”.
  • Now, go back to your App and go to “settings” and then select “smart view”
  • From the nearby device listed choose “Roku TV“.
  • Finally, select “Allow” with your Roku Remote.

After doing that, you will be able to see the content of your Oculus headset on your Roku TV.

That said, let’s delve into how you can cast your Oculus Headset using Airplay.

How to cast Oculus to Roku TV using Airplay

Just as I mentioned earlier, you have to ensure that your Apple device and Roku TV are on the same wifi network for this to work.

Without further explanations, here is how to go about it

  • Launch your Oculus App
  • Navigate to “Airplay” and tap on it
  • After doing that, a notification will appear on your TV to confirm the connection
  • Use your Remote to allow the connection.

How to Cast Oculus to Phone

How to cast Oculus to phone

NOTE: You can only cast to one phone at a time, plus they must be using the same wifi connection. If that is settled, here is how to go about that.

  • Launch the Oculus app on your Smartphone
  • Ensure that your Smartphone and the Oculus headset are connected to the same wifi network
  • At the top right corner of the Oculus App, tap on the Headset icon with a wifi demarcation to it.
  • On the next screen, select the headset you want to connect to
  • Now, tap the “start” button.

After doing that, you will be able to see the Oculus headset screen. However, you won’t be able to interact with the video.

How to get Chromecast on Roku

How to get chromecast on roku

If you are curious about what Chromecast does, it is an external device that looks like a dongle. The dongle allows you to stream content such as music, pictures or video from your Smartphone or computer to your TV.

Not all Smart TV comes with Chromecast installed. If it doesn’t come with it, you can insert a Chromecast dongle to the HDMI port of your Roku TV and you are good to go.

However, for your Chromecast to work perfectly, they have to be connected to the same wifi network as your Roku TV.

Now that you know all these, here is how you can set it up to begin using it.

  • Connect your Chromecast to your Roku TV by Plugging it using an adapter to provide power to the Chromecast.
  • Now, proceed to the play store and install the “google home app” on your smartphone
  • After doing that, Select the HDMI socket that you have connected to your Chromecast
  • Now, launch the app and set a room and click the blue check mark
  • Once you select the device it will start streaming.

How to cast Oculus Quest to TV without Chromecast

If you are using an Oculus Quest Device here is how you can connect it to your Roku TV without Chromecast

  • Power ON your Oculus headset
  • Launch the Oculus app on your smartphone and tap on “sharing”
  • On the dropdown, choose “cast”
  • Now, go back to your App and go to “setting “> “smart view” and choose “Roku TV” from the nearby device list
  • Finally, select “allow” with your Roku Remote

After doing that you will be able to see the content from your Oculus headset on your Roku TV.

Now that you’ve figured out how to cast Oculus Quest to Roku without using Chromecast, let’s delve into how you can do that with the Oculus Quest 2.

How do I Cast Oculus Quest 2 to Roku without Chromecast?

Your Oculus Quest 2 Headset comes with more functionality and software upgrades when compared to the initial Oculus Quest version, however, the process of casting your Oculus Quest 2 without Chromecast follows the same process.

Below are the steps to cast Oculus quest 2 to Roku without Chromecast

  • Power ON your Oculus headset
  • Launch the Oculus app on your smartphone and tap on “sharing”.
  • On the dropdown, choose “cast”
  • Next, go back to your App and go to “setting “> “smart view” and then choose “Roku TV” from the nearby device list.
  • Finally, select “allow” with your Roku Remote

After doing that, you will be able to see the content on your Oculus Headset on your Roku TV.

Conclusion:

By now, you should have figured out how to cast oculus to Roku TV using either Chromecast or Airplay. Surely the options are limitless, but it might not be direct since you first have to connect it to a smartphone or a computer before you can cast or mirror it to your TV screen.

If you can’t cast your Oculus to your smartphone or PC after following all these steps above, or maybe your oculus Device isn’t coming on you can check here to learn how to reset it.

In a scenario where resetting doesn’t work, you can contact the Oculus Support team over here.

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