Can You Play SteamVR Games on Oculus Quest 2 Air Link?

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By Ralph Torres

Are you wondering if you can play SteamVR games on your Oculus Quest 2 via Air Link? The answer is yes, you can!

Air Link is a new feature that allows you to stream virtual reality content from your PC to your Quest 2 wirelessly. This means that you can access a wider variety of VR games and experiences, including those on SteamVR.

What is Air Link?

Air Link is a wireless streaming feature that was introduced in the Quest 2 v28 update. It allows you to connect your Quest 2 headset to your PC over Wi-Fi, enabling you to play PC VR games without the need for a physical link cable. This makes it much more convenient and comfortable to play VR games, as you no longer have to worry about getting tangled up in cables.

How do I set up Air Link?

To use Air Link, both your PC and Quest 2 must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. You’ll also need to have the Oculus PC app installed on your computer and ensure that it’s updated to version 28 or later.

To enable Air Link on your Quest 2, follow these steps:

  • Put on your Quest 2 headset
  • Go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Experimental Features’
  • Toggle on ‘Air Link’

To enable Air Link on your PC, follow these steps:

  • Open the Oculus app on your computer
  • Click the ‘Devices’ tab
  • Select your connected Quest 2 headset
  • Click ‘Device Settings’
  • Toggle on ‘Air Link’

Once both devices are set up for Air Link, they should automatically connect when they’re both turned on and connected to Wi-Fi.

Can I play SteamVR games with Air Link?

Yes, you can play SteamVR games with Air Link! Once your Quest 2 is connected to your PC via Air Link, you’ll be able to access your Steam library and play any VR games that are compatible with the Quest 2.

However, it’s worth noting that not all SteamVR games are optimized for the Quest 2 and may not run smoothly. Some games may also require a powerful PC to run effectively. So, it’s important to check the system requirements for each game before purchasing or playing it.

Conclusion

Air Link is a fantastic new feature for Oculus Quest 2 users that enables wireless streaming of VR content from their PCs. By enabling Air Link on both your headset and PC, you’ll be able to play a wide range of VR games from platforms such as SteamVR. Just remember to check the system requirements for each game before purchasing or playing it through Air Link.

Now that you know how to set up and use Air Link, you can enjoy an even wider variety of immersive virtual reality experiences on your Oculus Quest 2!