oculus quest 2 won't cast to samsung tv

You have to check the guide below when your Oculus Quest 2 won’t cast to Samsung TV!

The Oculus Quest 2 is a marvelous device that vividly allows you to experience games and other apps.

And when you have visits over, it is great to cast it into your TV so everyone can check the fun.

If the Samsung TV can cast Oculus Quest 2, you must investigate the network, the Chromecast or AirPlay settings, and compatibility. Moreover, the issue could be a firmware one.

Oculus Quest 2 Won’t Cast To Samsung TV – 10 Solutions!

Solution #1: Check The Network

checking the network

Wondering how to cast Oculus Quest 2 on Samsung TV? First of all, the network is of utter importance.

The Oculus Quest 2 utilizes the Internet heavily since you are accessing apps from the web.

Then, if you are going to cast on the TV, that’s even more data-intensive. 

  1. Go to your TV’s network settings.
  2. Do the same on your phone and your Oculus Quest 2.
  3. Ensure the network name matches on both devices.
  4. Also, the network at use must be 5GHz.

If you use a 2.4GHz network, you will fail to cast, or the casting will suffer heavily with lag, frame drop, and inaccuracy. 

How To Set Up The Oculus Quest Wi-Fi?

If you’ve just bought your Oculus Quest 2 and tried to use it without setting up the Wi-Fi, that’s why it hasn’t worked.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Press the Oculus button (right-hand controller).
  2. Select the Wi-Fi settings.
  3. Choose the same network that your TV and phone are using.
  4. Ensure it connects.

Solution #2: Fix The Chromecast Settings

fixing the chromecast settings

If you have an Android phone, you are trying to cast to the Samsung TV using its built-in Chromecast functions.

However, we could suppose there are some issues with the built-in Chromecast.

So here is what you will do:

  1. Locate the TV’s apps.
  2. Find “Chromecast Built-In.”
  3. Uninstall it.
  4. Go to the App Store.
  5. Download Chromecast Built-In.

Next, look for the TV’s settings and ensure the Chromecast function is active.

No Built-In Chromecast?

If your Samsung TV is a bit older, it might lack the Chromecast Built-In application.

In that case, the only way to cast from your Android device to the TV is with a Chromecast dongle.

Do the following:

  1. Buy a Chromecast dongle.
  2. Plug it into the HDMI port.
  3. Ensure it stays on.

How To Cast With Chromecast

After ensuring that the settings are correct for casting from the Oculus Quest, do the following:

  1. Put the Headset on.
  2. Navigate to its home screen.
  3. Press the Oculus button (right-hand controller).
  4. Once the quick menu shows up, choose “Sharing.”
  5. Choose “Cast.”
  6. Your Samsung TV must show up, then select it.

After that, the Oculus Quest 2 should be visible on the Samsung TV.

Note: No Chromecast available? Go to Solution #8.

Solution #3: Adjust The AirPlay 

adjusting the airplay

Perhaps you are using an iPhone or another iOS device. In that case, you rely on AirPlay rather than Chromecast. Thus, you need to activate the AirPlay feature on your TV.

Here are the steps:

  1. Open the TV’s Settings.
  2. Locate “AirPlay and HomeKit.”
  3. Check the AirPlay settings.
  4. Ensure AirPlay remains activated.

How To Use AirPlay For Oculus Quest 2

After AirPlay is active on your TV, here is how to cast it.

  1. Put the Headset on.
  2. Navigate to its home screen.
  3. Press the Oculus button (right-hand controller).
  4. Once the quick menu shows up, choose “Sharing.”
  5. Choose “Cast.”
  6. Select the “AirPlay” icon.
  7. Choose the Samsung TV when it shows up as available.

If all is correct, the Oculus Quest 2 content will now display on the TV screen.

Note: No AirPlay available? Go to Solution #8.

Solution #4: Check For Compatibility

adjusting the airplay

Not all apps available for Oculus Quest 2 can be cast to the Samsung TV.

Even though the feature is fun, you first need to check whether the apps you are trying to access are cast-compatible.

Here is how you can check:

  1. Locate your apps currently downloaded.
  2. Check the ones you wish to cast.
  3. Verify their info and look for any limitations on casting compatibility.

Solution #5: Update The Oculus Quest 2 Firmware

update the oculus quest 2 firmware

Perhaps you cannot cast the Oculus Quest 2 on your TV because the device lacks an important update.

Usually, you should be notified of updates, but it is still a good idea to check for them manually.

Here you go:

  1. Put on the Oculus Quest 2 headset.
  2. Open the menu.
  3. Select “Systems.”
  4. Select “Software Update.”
  5. Install any available update.

After that, try casting again (following the steps provided according to AirPlay or Chromecast).

Solution #6: Restart Everything

restarting everything

There could be a minor error in any of the devices involved in the casting process. Therefore, it is a good idea to restart them and start again.

Here are the steps we recommend to increase efficiency:

  1. Turn off the router.
  2. Turn off your Oculus Quest.
  3. Turn the TV off and unplug it.
  4. Wait a minute.
  5. Turn the TV and Oculus Quest on.
  6. Turn the router on.

That way, the Oculus Quest and TV will connect immediately to the network and receive priority for data.

Afterward, the casting should proceed smoothly.

Solution #7: Update The TV’s Firmware

updating the tv's firmware

The issue could also have to do with the TV’s firmware.

Perhaps it hasn’t been updated in a while, and thus you need to update it to connect with your Oculus Quest 2.

Updating a Samsung TV goes like this:

  1. Navigate to the TV’s Settings.
  2. Open “Support” or “General” (depending on the TV model).
  3. Click on “Software Update.”
  4. Choose “Update Now.”

After that, try casting again.

Solution #8: Use An HDMI Cable (Workaround)

using an hdmi cable (workaround)

Perhaps you have just found out that your Samsung TV is already a bit old and doesn’t have Chromecast or AirPlay.

Besides, you want to enjoy your Oculus Quest without buying a Chromecast dongle right away. In that case, you can use an HDMI cable.

Here are the steps:

  1. Download the Oculus app to the Samsung TV.
  2. Open the app and sign in with your credentials.
  3. Plug an HDMI cable into your Oculus Quest.
  4. Plug the other end to the TV’s port.
  5. Open the Oculus quick menu.
  6. Choose “Cast.”
  7. Select the Oculus Quest 2 as the casting device.
  8. Once the mirroring starts, choose a game/app to launch.

We understand that this method is clunkier. You won’t have as much movement freedom since an HDMI cable is attached.

You will need a very long cable, and you must also be careful with it.

Solution #9: Use The App

using the app

A common glitch might not allow you to cast using the Oculus Quest’s own menu, but perhaps you can cast using the app.

The experience will be the same, but you must initialize from the app.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Ensure all devices are on the same network.
  2. Turn the Oculus Quest 2 on.
  3. Open the Oculus app on your phone.
  4. Tap “Casting.”
  5. Look for the “Cast From” list and select your device.
  6. Check “Cast To” and choose the Samsung TV.
  7. Tap “Start.”

Afterward, you can put the Oculus Quest 2 on and start having fun.

Solution #10: Reset The Oculus Quest 2

reset the oculus quest 2

If nothing has worked, you might need to reset your device. There may be a glitch preventing it from casting to your TV correctly.

Once you reset it, it will return to the factory default, and you must configure it again to cast to the TV.

Let’s do it:

  1. Completely power off the device.
  2. Hold the power and volume down buttons.
  3. You should see the boot menu.
  4. SelectFactory Reset.”

Wait a while, and the Oculus Quest 2 should be fully reset. After that, you need to set it up from scratch.

Quick Recap

If the settings are incorrect, Oculus Quest 2 won’t cast to Samsung TV.

Generally, modern Samsung TVs have everything you need to turn the Oculus experience into an interaction with your friends.

Do you need extra help with Oculus Quest? Please check our other articles!