Can I Use Valve Index Controllers With Oculus Quest?

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By Ralph Torres

Are you an Oculus Quest user trying to figure out if you can use Valve Index controllers with your device? The short answer is yes, it is possible.

However, it requires some additional hardware and software setup. In this article, we will walk you through the steps to help you get started.

What are Valve Index Controllers?

Valve Index Controllers are advanced VR controllers designed for the Valve Index VR headset. They offer advanced hand and finger tracking, making them a popular choice among VR enthusiasts who want a more immersive experience. However, they are not compatible with all VR headsets out of the box.

Hardware Requirements

To use Valve Index Controllers with your Oculus Quest, you will need additional hardware. You will need a PC with a compatible graphics card and a USB 3.0 port. You will also need a compatible USB-C cable to connect your Quest to your PC.

Software Requirements

To use Valve Index Controllers with your Oculus Quest, you will need to install some additional software on your PC. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Download and install the SteamVR software on your PC.
  • Connect your Quest to your PC using the compatible USB-C cable.
  • Enable developer mode on your Quest through the Oculus app on your phone.
  • Download and install the SideQuest software on your PC.
  • Using SideQuest, install the OpenVR package onto your Quest.

Pairing Your Controllers

Once you have all the necessary hardware and software setup, it’s time to pair your Valve Index Controllers with your Oculus Quest. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Launch SteamVR on your PC.
  • In the SteamVR settings, go to the Devices tab and click on Pair Controller.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to pair your controllers.
  • Launch the game or app you want to use with your Valve Index Controllers on your Quest.

Conclusion

Using Valve Index Controllers with your Oculus Quest is possible, but it requires some additional hardware and software setup. Once you have everything set up, you can enjoy a more immersive VR experience with advanced hand and finger tracking.

We hope this article was helpful in guiding you through the setup process. Happy gaming!