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Primary accounts can not cast to Chromecast devices?

mbze430
Rising Star

So I have BOTH a Quest 2 and Quest 3.  I can Cast to other Chromecast devices with the Quest 2 but not so with the Quest 3.  Why is that?

 

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EnderFFX
Protege

By the way, i recalled from my old Oculus Quest days that there is another alternative.
And it is alive and kicking on Q2 & Q3 & QP:
scrcpy

This is a native Android streaming tool.
It can be configured widely (screen crop, bitrate, whatnot ) and if you stream to WIndows its very very fast and sleek.
You can use it as standalone windows commandline or via SideQuest or "most official" via "Meta Quest Developer Hub.
It requires you to run developer mode and it has to be setup via USB to switch to wireless ADB after each reboot.
When that is done it is just the press of a button or the start of a script.

And as said: if too slow: lower bitrate and/or resolution. If fast but not crisp enough: increase resolution / bitrate.

So its a bit of a hassle but superior IMO.

Nevertheless i hate having my PC attached to my TV BUT in this case as scrcpy has not much lag i can also cast my PC to Chromecast and be at least close to the "normal" experience.

But my goal is to see if i can find a way ro run scrcpy CLIENT on FireTV that is already attached to TV. I remember i succeeded in that years before. If i succeed i will post here.



You have bought quest because of chromecast support? what a nonsense. come on we all want that option back but talkin like this it is not serious argument at all. 

Not the only reason of course, but It was a huge selling point. Chromcast is hassle-free and when you have a full house it's nice easily cast the quest to your TV for everyone to enjoy unlike the laggy screen mirror nonsense that then leaves my phone useless during sessions. 

EnderFFX
Protege

For me its also "no nonsense".
When i play with the kids it would be horribly boring to not follow screenplay while one of them playes.
Ofc depends on the game....

Of course. VR without the other people in the room being able to see/hear what's going on is incredibly isolating and boring. Also incredibly hard for new people to see and understand how to play before they take their turn.

 

 

Hello @Hikergirl1960! Thank you for reaching out to us regarding casting on your TV. We know how casting helps make your friends and family part of your VR experience. We would love to provide you with additional information regarding using Chromecast to cast to your TV. We would love to help and provide you with some troubleshooting steps.

 

Troubleshoot casting

  • Only the primary account on your headset can cast to a mobile device. The primary account must also be logged in to the Meta Quest mobile app on the same mobile device you want to cast to.
  • Secondary accounts can cast to Chromecast devices and web browsers, but not to mobile devices. To cast from a secondary account, start the casting session in VR and select a Chromecast device or computer on the same network as your headset.
    • If casting to a computer, be sure you’re logged in with the secondary account on your browser. You can log in at oculus.com/casting.
    • Primary accounts can also cast to Chromecast devices and web browsers.
  • Restart your headset, phone and your casting device.
  • Before you begin casting, make sure your headset and the device that you’re casting to are on the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Check for software updates on your headset, phone and casting device.
  • Restart your Wi-Fi router.

To troubleshoot your Chromecast device, visit Google's Chromecast Help page.

 

We are hopeful that these steps have helped. You are welcome to reach out to us anytime for further assistance!

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Harleyx69
Explorer

Prior to the Version 60 update on my Quest 3, I was able to cast to my tv's but now they do not show up on the list of options when casting. All that comes up is cast to a phone or computer which is ridiculous, especially to the phone as it ties up your phone's usage. My tv's are smart 2023 models using Android/Google operating systems and I have not had any issues previously, even when also using my Quest 2 headset. It is definitely something to do with the update and it needs rectifying. 

Zach.P.H
Explorer

As Chromecast support has been silently and cynically dropped by Meta for no apparent reason, can anyone confirm that NVIDIA Shield casting is still supported for Meta Quest 3?

Or does that run on the same Google/Android software?

Shield TV has Google Cast integrated, so this is a build in Chromecast. I can confirm that casting to the Shield TV no longer works. My Shield TV is an old version from 2019, but I assume that it will no longer work with the newer versions as well.

Hey @Harleyx69! We definitely want you to be able to share the experience as you journey through the vastness that is virtual reality, so we'd love to help out! While we understand that your 2023 smart TVs have worked in previous versions of the Meta Quest software, it's worth noting that Chromecast is not fully supported with Meta Quest. TVs with built-in Chromecast or other smart functionality may be supported, but compatibility cannot be guaranteed with all models.

 

  • Are all 3 of your devices connected to the same 5Ghz connection? 2.4Ghz may still work, but you may experience limited quality.
  • Are you able to cast to your smart TV by using another phone?
  • Using that same phone, are you able to cast other apps to your smart TV? (Netflix, Spotify, YouTube, etc.)
  • Are you attempting to cast from your headset to the TV directly, or are you casting through the mobile app?

To cast through the mobile app:

  1. Open the Meta Quest mobile app on your phone.
  2. Select in the top right of your screen.
  3. Under Cast From, select the headset you'd like to cast from.
    • Make sure it says Connected under your listed headset.
  4. Under Cast To, select the smart TV you want to use.
  5. Tap Start at the bottom of your screen, put your headset on and accept the in-VR prompt to start casting.

Let us know if that method works, along with that other info, so we can get a better idea of what might be going on!

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