A brand new firmware replace for Oculus Quest improves the standard, stability, and latency of TV casting in addition to including assist for extra forged units.
Oculus Quest included the power to forged the headset’s view to a TV because the headset launched again in Might, utilizing Google’s Solid know-how. Nevertheless, it solely supported three Solid units: Chromecast v3, Chromecast Extremely, and NVIDIA Protect TV.
The characteristic didn’t at all times work nicely nonetheless. There was a noticeable delay between the Quest and TV (notably noticeable in quick paced audio video games like Beat Saber) and the picture was usually blocky. Additional, casting generally took a number of makes an attempt earlier than working correctly, or perhaps a headset reboot.
The brand new replace claims to repair these issues. It additionally provides assist for the older Chromecasts, the Google Nest Hub sensible show, and TVs with Chromecast inbuilt (resembling these from Sony, Philips, Sharp, and Vizio).
We tried the brand new replace at residence, and might verify that the standard seems to be higher and there may be virtually no delay. We additionally skilled no glitches and it labored on the primary try, nonetheless we’d want to check this over an extended time interval to make any definitive statements about stability.
Casting now labored on a Chromecast v1, Chromecast v2 and Google Nest Hub. Nevertheless, it didn’t correctly work with a Lenovo Good Show, a 3rd get together Google Good Show. Whereas it confirmed up within the record, making an attempt to forged to it resulted in an error.
Casting also can now be began contained in the headset, as an alternative of needing to be began from the app. This can make it simpler to point out off a brand new VR expertise to pals or household.
Should you’re questioning how one can forged your Quest to your TV, take a look at our How To Present Oculus Quest’s View On Your TV information.