Oculus Quest 2 is an incredibly versatile device-there are many different ways to play and use programs on the device … and one of the most useful forms is Oculus Link.
It allows you to connect your computer to your headphones. One of the limitations that Quest 2 has is that its processing power and graphic output are limited. It is not very large and does not have the kind of space that allows you to place, for example, a 3090 GPU on your computer.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of your computer’s hardware. You can connect the two in several ways. There are wireless applications that allow this, such as Remote Desktop (which you can get from the Oculus store). That said, its performance depends entirely on the quality of your Internet connection.
The Link, on the other hand, uses a cable to connect to your headset, eliminating the need for a particularly stable connection. Assuming there is a virtual reality app installed on your computer, whether through Steam VR, Oculus VR or another method, you can use a wired connection to run it in your search. While not all VR games that you can install on your PC will be perfectly compatible with Quest, we haven’t found any issues with the ones we tested.
The cable connection has another minor advantage: it allows you to charge your headphones while playing, thus extending the somewhat mediocre battery performance of the Quest 2 considerably. It will still download faster than it can recharge, but you can play several more times with a wired connection.
The link works through a cable between the PC and the headphones. You will need to install an application on your PC.
As mentioned, you can also play games installed on your PC via Oculus Link. The Quest 2 comes fully configured and ready to use Link; there’s even a feature that allows you to immediately stream your desktop to your headphones, without the need for additional programs or any additional configuration.
If you want to know how to set up the link, check this out ! Let us know if you prefer to use only the basic Quest 2 functionality or the link!