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Will my PC be able to stream NON VR games to the Quest 2?

dbynes
Honored Guest

I'd like to stream NON-VR games from my PC (I want to emphasize, NON-VR games - such as Red Dead Redemption 2, Mortal Kombat 1) to the Quest 2 while using a Dualshock controller connected to my PC via Bluetooth, as I always do when I play PC games. My wifi is about 500mbps if that matters.

I asked this question on Reddit and people told me my laptop can't handle it even though I'm not trying to stream VR games. Other people told me I absolutely can as long as it's not VR games.

My specs are: i7-9570h w/ 32gb ram and a Nvidia 1650 4GB gpu.

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LaserDisk
Meta Quest Support
Meta Quest Support

As long as your PC is able to run the game without any problems, I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be able to stream the gameplay to your Quest. The only thing you might want to consider is the input delay. Single player games like Red Dead 2 should work fine, but multiplayer games like Mortal Kombat might be a bit challenging.

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The only additional overhead with streaming flatscreen games is the video compression process. As long as your GPU has a hardware video encoder (and I believe it does) it should be fine. I'd recommend Virtual Desktop for the job - Link and Airlink will complain that your GPU is not compatible.

Anyverse
Heroic Explorer

Try Virtual Desktop, Steam Link, Trinus VR sideloaded and Bigscreen app.

Compare the performance and pick the one with that has the smoothest framerates on your machine. Or the one you prefer if there is hardly any difference.