For most people virtual reality can seem like a solitary experience. However, Oculus Quest, and Oculus Quest 2, challenge the established conventions of VR by allowing it to be cast on a television screen. Thus making this essentially solitary experience something to be shared with others.
If you’re wondering whether the Oculus can connect with your LG TV then look no further than this guide. In it we’ll discuss all the prerequisites you need to cast your Oculus on your LG TV, and make it look incredibly easy while you do so.
To connect your Oculus with your LG TV you will need to follow these steps:
- Ensure that your LG TV has Chromecast
- Turn on the Oculus Quest headset and the TV.
- Start the Oculus app on your phone.
- Tap the Cast icon at the top right of the screen
- Select your Oculus headset
- In the Cast To section select your LG TV
- Finally tap Start to begin the connection.
Honestly, that’s all there is to connecting your Oculus to your LG TV. However, if you’re looking for in-depth explanation of all the various facets of the instructions then we’ve got you covered. Throughout the rest of this article, we will be going into detail on all the steps and how to efficiently and easily perform them.
Ensure your LG TV has Chromecast
To begin casting your Oculus on to your TV, you will have to ensure that your LG TV has the requisite hardware and software that it can receive the cast. This is usually done through Chromecast. It is a streaming media adapter created by Google.
The essential function of Chromecast is that it allows users to play online content such as music or videos on their digital televisions. The adapter usually plugs into the TV’s HDMI port.
However, there are also certain TVs in the modern era that come already consisting of a Chromecast adapter internally. And thus do not require any additional hardware from your end.
How to check if your TV already has Chromecast?
If your LG TV already has a built-in Chromecast then you can check its existence in the settings. Moreover, it is important to check that your LG TV has the Chromecast functionality enabled, because many systems come with the function disabled by default.
- Use the Remote Control to access the Home page
- Select the Settings menu option
- Select the applications menu
- Click on See All Apps
- Click on Show System Apps
- Click on Google Chromecast
- Check if it is enabled or disabled
- Enable Chromecast
These settings might be slightly different on your LG TV depending on the version that you are using. However, the basic route to the specific folder where Chromecast settings would exist remains the same. Hence you can use this guide to fetch awareness of your Chromecast settings.
How to install Chromecast on your TV?
If your LG TV does not come with a built-in Chromecast feature then you will have to obtain it by connecting the device to your TV’s HDMI port. We’ll detail in this section all the actions you need to take to get Chromecast on your LG TV.
- Plug the Chromecast into the HDMI port of your TV
- Connect Chromecast to the same Wifi network as your smart device
- Open the Google Home App.
- Select HDMI on your TV via Source
- Open Google Home. Google home will search automatically for your Chrome device. When the device is found, Select Continue
- A code will appear both on the TV and on your device. If both numbers match, select That’s My Code in Chromecast App
- Your Chromecast is ready to use.
Now that you have Chromecast on your LG TV, connecting your LG TV with your Oculus is an absolute piece of cake. Just follow the guidelines we highlight and you’ll be able to cast your game in no time.
How to connect your Oculus to your LG TV
Connecting your Oculus to your LG Smart TV can be incredible easy and intuitive because of the various options and clear menus in both the LG TV and Oculus that guide players.
To begin connection simply follow these steps:
Ensure your Oculus, LG TV and phone are on the same Wifi network
This is a pretty straightforward instruction. Essentially, all of your connected systems need to be on the same home wifi network to quickly and efficiently transfer data between themselves.
So all you have to do is ensure that all of the devices that we’ve mentioned above are on the same network, and that’s all you need to do in that regard.
Power on both the Oculus and the LG TV
Of course, you cannot connect two devices if they aren’t both powered on. So make sure that both your Oculus headset and your LG TV are powered on. This will ensure that when you attempt to connect them that they will be both actively showing up in each other’s search section.
Start the Oculus App on your phone
Yes, you heard that correctly. If you have been using Oculus then you probably have its application downloaded on your phone. This applications specifically exists to help you change settings and allow it to pair with other devices. Such as the LG TV.
Open up the application on your phone to begin the process of connecting the Oculus with your LG TV through the phone application.
Tap the cast icon
Once you open up your Oculus application, you need to find the cast icon located at the top right corner of your screen. This is the option that will essentially begin you casting to the LG TV.
If you are having trouble locating the icon it should appear to look like a headset with Wifi waves coming out of it towards the right side.
Select your Oculus Headset
You know what to do here. Once you click on the Cast icon it’ll ask you to confirm which headset you want to cast. You should only receive one option here, the headset you wish to cast, unless if you have more than one headset. Then you’ll have to manually select the specific one that you wish to cast.
Cast to LG TV
In the final section, you will be asked which device you wish to cast the Oculus to. Simply select your specific LG TV and model and click accept. This will begin the processing on your phone and you will soon be casting your Oculus game to your LG TV.
And that’s our easy peasy guide to connecting your Oculus to your LG TV. Remember Chromecast will either be built-in to your TV system or will need to be manually installed on to it. And is essential for the smooth casting of your Oculus game.
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