You want to share your VR experience with others using Oculus Quest 2 but receive an error message when casting to other devices. Is the problem on your phone, TV or PC? This guide will help you understand the causes of VR headset casting errors and how to correct them.
Although virtual reality is meant to be an individual experience, Oculus Quest 2, which has a casting feature, allows you to share it with others. Cast to your phone, computer, or TV set with a Chromecast or HDMI port.
However, many users have reported that they get black screens or a “Oculus Quest 2 Error Casting” or a “Headset casting ended” message when trying to cast VR content to a casting supported device. Each of these problems and errors will be addressed in detail.
How Can I Turn On Oculus Quest 2 Error Casting
You can cast Oculus Quest 2 from your PC by visiting the Oculus casting site. Log in using your account credentials. Next, press and hold the Oculus button. Navigate to Sharing -> Cast. Select your computer, and then press Next. Oculus Quest 2, then, will connect to your computer. Click Done at the end.
Pair your Oculus Quest2 headset with your phone to allow you to cast to it. Launch the Oculus app, and then tap the Cast button. Tap “Cast From” and then “Cast to” to choose your headset. Next, click on the Start option. Put on your headset and accept the prompts to cast.
Cast Oculus Quest 2 on your smart TV with its built-in casting function. Or, you can purchase a Chromecast device to connect to the TV’s HDMI port and share your VR view in VR. Next, enable casting from your phone, computer, or Oculus 2 headset.
Oculus quest 2 – Why does it show an error in casting?
You may see the error message below when casting VR from your Oculus Q2 headset to your phone, PC, or TV.
- The Oculus Quest 2 headset is not connected to the same network as the device.
- Your phone does not support Bluetooth or GPS tracking.
- Casting issues may be caused by a temporary glitch in the headset software.
- You are experiencing slow internet speeds at home or poor WiFi reception in certain areas.
How can I correct Oculus Quest casting error?
There are many ways to correct the Oculus Queest 2 casting error. Let’s take a look at each one in more detail.
Restart your headset or device
A quick restart of the device can often fix temporary glitches in its software and resolve the problem. To restart your Oculus Qest 2 headset, press and hold the power button on its right side until the power off message appears. Next, turn on the device that you are casting to. This could be your phone, PC, or smart TV.
Connect to WiFi
Long WiFi sessions can cause network bugs and casting issues between your devices. Restarting the WiFi session on your device is an easy solution.
This is done by turning on your Oculus Q2 headset and going to the universal menu. Turn the WiFi option on and off. Repeat the process for the device to which you are casting.
Make sure the headset and device are connected to the same network.
Casting errors are most often caused by devices not being connected to the same WiFi network. If you experience casting errors, make sure your headset and other devices are connected to the same WiFi network.
Your router should be powered cycled.
Your router is where you get WiFi internet access in your home. It’s quite common for routers to experience connectivity problems, resulting in casting errors. Restart your modem to resolve connectivity issues.
If the problem persists, log on to the router and select either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz network band from the router settings. Connect your Oculus Qest 2 headset to the same network.
Change from cellular to WiFi
Cellular data can be slower than WiFi, so you may be using it to cast to another device. Switching your headset and device’s internet connection from cell data to WiFi will allow for smoother casting.
Locate and check the Bluetooth settings on your phone
Casting from the Oculus Q2 headset to your smartphone uses Bluetooth and GPS tracking/location features on your phone. To cast from the Oculus Q headset, make sure both Bluetooth and GPS tracking/location are active on your smartphone.
Reset Oculus 2 headset, and device
If you are unable to resolve the Oculus Quest 2 casting error after trying everything else, you might need to reset all casting devices. This is how to do it:
- Reinstall the Oculus app on your smartphone/PC, and then restart the device.
- Casting to your TV? Factory reset your Chromecast device. Press and hold the button on the back of your Chromecast device until the LED blinks yellow. When the LED lights up solidly and turns white, you can release the button.
- Now Factory reset Oculus Quest 2 to factory default, and it will be restarted.
- Next, take your phone, tablet, or TV from the Google Home app, and pair it with your headset again.
- Connect the devices to the same WiFi network, and you will be able to cast from your headset.
This guide was created to help you correct Oculus Quest2 casting errors. If you are trying to cast to your phone, try the TV or the computer. Make sure all of your devices are up-to-date with the latest software updates. Software updates can often be used to fix casting bugs.