Can You Play Steam Games on Your Oculus Quest 2?

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By Valerie Becker

Are you an Oculus Quest 2 owner wondering if you can play Steam games on your device? The answer is yes, but it requires a bit of work. Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Enable Developer Mode

First, you need to enable Developer Mode on your Oculus Quest 2. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Open the Oculus app on your phone.
  • Select your device and tap on “More Settings.”
  • Tap on “Developer Mode” and toggle it on.

Step 2: Install SideQuest

Next, you need to install SideQuest on your computer. This is a software that allows you to sideload apps onto your Oculus Quest 2. Follow these steps:

  • Go to the SideQuest website and download the software for your operating system.
  • Install SideQuest by following the prompts in the installer.
  • Connect your Oculus Quest 2 to your computer using a USB-C cable.

Step 3: Install Virtual Desktop

After that, you need to install Virtual Desktop through SideQuest. Virtual Desktop allows you to stream games from your PC to your Oculus Quest 2. Here’s how:

  • In SideQuest, click on the “Apps” tab.
  • Type “Virtual Desktop” in the search bar and press enter.
  • Select “Virtual Desktop” from the search results and click “Install. “
  • This will prompt a window asking for permission.

    Click “Allow. “

Step 4: Connect Virtual Desktop with Your PC

The next step is connecting Virtual Desktop with your PC. Here’s how:

  • Open Virtual Desktop on your Oculus Quest 2.
  • Click on “Settings” and then “StreamVR.”
  • Click on “Install” to install SteamVR.
  • Once SteamVR is installed, click on “Launch StreamVR.”

Step 5: Play Steam Games on Your Oculus Quest 2

You’re almost there! The final step is playing your Steam games on your Oculus Quest 2. Follow these steps:

  • Open Steam on your PC and launch the game you want to play.
  • Put on your Oculus Quest 2 and open Virtual Desktop.
  • In Virtual Desktop, click on the “Games” tab.
  • Select the game you want to play from the list of available games.

In Conclusion

Playing Steam games on your Oculus Quest 2 requires a bit of setup, but it’s definitely worth it. With Virtual Desktop and a bit of patience, you can enjoy all of your favorite PC games in VR.