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Can I use my Oculus Quest 2 with my Xbox?

Xbox doesn’t have any VR games, but can you use a headset for a more immersive experience?

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Quick Answer: Yes, you can use your Oculus Quest 2 with an Xbox, but it requires a PC, a virtual desktop, and the Xbox Companion app. We provide step-by-step instructions below.

The Oculus Quest 2 is a versatile VR headset at a pretty affordable price. It features hundreds of games that you can play without the help of any additional hardware.

But you can also use the Oculus Quest 2 with the help of a PC to play games that might not have their own Quest 2 version.

You can hook the headset up to your PC to play Steam games, and other PC VR games wirelessly with Air Link or via the Oculus Link cable.

But what about other platforms? For instance, can you hook the Oculus Quest 2 up to your Xbox? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Does the Quest 2 headset work with Xbox?

Short answer: Sort of, but you’ll need a PC as a workaround.

There aren’t any official ways to connect your Oculus Quest 2 headset to an Xbox. And that makes sense, as there aren’t Xbox-specific games or apps that take advantage of VR.

READ MORE: Does the Oculus Quest 2 have expandable storage?

However, there is a workaround if you want to play Xbox games with the headset. This doesn’t work in the reverse. You cannot play Oculus Quest 2 games on Xbox.

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The method involves streaming your Xbox to a PC and is pretty complicated, so we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process:

Download and launch the Xbox Companion App on your PCxbox companion app
Download Virtual Desktop on your PC and Oculus Quest 2virtual desktop download
Launch Virtual Desktop and make sure your PC is streaming to mirror your Oculus Quest 2
Start streaming your Xbox console to your PC using the Xbox Companion App

So there’s a pretty complex way to get your Xbox games on your Quest 2 headset. There’s no way to connect the Quest 2 to Xbox without a PC.

Another option is to stream games on your PC using Xbox Cloud Gaming and then follow steps 3-5.

Again, this method is pretty complicated, and you’re not gaining much by doing it.

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Xbox and Quest 2 don’t play well together

Xbox consoles don’t offer any VR gaming optimization. That means you will just mirror your screen onto your Oculus Quest 2.

Because of this, there’s no point in tying the two systems together. Could that change in the future? Possibly, but we wouldn’t count on it.

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at alex@knowtechie.com

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