Oculus has released a new update for Oculus Quest and Oculus Go, bringing the build up to version 10.0. The update to Oculus’ mobile VR headsets brings some much-needed improvements to the Casting feature, as well as some new Experiments to try out.
The casting improvements mean that all generations of Chromecast are now supported, as well as devices with built-in Chromecast. So if your TV is smart and has Chromecast built into it, you’ll be able to stream your Oculus Quest gameplay straight to your TV without issue.
Another improvement is being able to cast without having to take the headset off. Previously, if you wanted to share your screen via casting you’d have to use the Oculus Mobile app. Not anymore. You can just go to Sharing and then select Cast and then choose which device you want to cast your screen to. Handy stuff, indeed.
There’s a lot more included in the new update, so check out the full update notes down below:
We’ve made the following updates and enhancements to casting features:
- Quest now supports all generations of Chromecast as well as some Chromecast built-in devices (NVIDIA SHIELD TV, Google Home Hub, and some smart TVs).
- You can now start a casting session in-VR, as an alternative to using the Oculus Mobile app. To do so, select Sharing > Cast and choose the device you want to cast to.
- Chromecast latency, connection stability and picture quality have all been improved.
- Feedback when a casting connection is established or broken has been improved.
- We’ve made some improvements to notification preferences from in-VR to clarify that the preference set in the headset are different from those set in the mobile application.
- To access your notification settings in-VR, select Settings > Notifications and adjust the toggles to reflect your settings preferences for each notification type.
- We’ve made improvements to the in-VR settings that allow you to better personalize your VR experience.
- To access your settings in-VR, select Settings and adjust the toggles to reflect your preferences.
This section includes new features we’re testing for future releases. You can opt-in to experimental features by selecting Settings > Experiments in-VR. Please note, the experiments section includes features that are still being developed, so you may encounter anything from minor-issues to app-crashes.
- On Quest, you can now see when your friends beat your high score in games like Beat Saber. You’ll be able to see these updates in the Oculus mobile app, as well as in-VR.
- On Quest, you can now see a curated set of trending and popular videos of people playing games on Quest.
- On Quest, you can now see a list of the “The Best 5” of a certain type of content, such as the “The Best 5 Sports Games, The Best 5 Games to Break A Sweat, The Best 5 Apps for the Weekend, etc.
- We’ve made system updates that improve performance when running some applications.
- We’ve created new icons and optimized our iconography for consistency, improved performance and enhanced readability.