Can You Play SteamVR Games on Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Desktop?

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By Ralph Torres

Are you a fan of SteamVR games but own an Oculus Quest 2? You might be wondering if it’s possible to play SteamVR games on the Oculus Quest 2 using Virtual Desktop. The answer is yes, and in this article, we’re going to show you how.

What is Virtual Desktop?

Virtual Desktop is an application that allows you to stream your desktop screen to your Oculus Quest 2 wirelessly. It’s a popular app among Oculus Quest 2 users because it allows them to access their desktop without being tied down by wires.

However, Virtual Desktop can do more than just stream your desktop. It also has a feature that allows you to play SteamVR games on your Oculus Quest 2.

Setting up Virtual Desktop

Before we get into playing SteamVR games on the Oculus Quest 2, let’s first go over how to set up Virtual Desktop.

Step 1: Purchase and download Virtual Desktop from the official Oculus Store.

Step 2: Download and install the Virtual Desktop Streamer app on your PC from the official website.

Step 3: Connect your Oculus Quest 2 to your PC using the included USB-C cable.

Step 4: Open Virtual Desktop on your Oculus Quest 2 and follow the instructions for connecting to your PC.

Playing SteamVR Games

Now that you have Virtual Desktop set up, it’s time to play some SteamVR games.

Step 1: Make sure Steam is open on your PC and that you have SteamVR installed.

Step 2: Open Virtual Desktop on your Oculus Quest 2 and connect to your PC as described above.

Step 3: Once connected, open SteamVR from within Virtual Desktop. You can do this by clicking the “Games” tab in the Virtual Desktop menu and selecting “SteamVR.”

Step 4: Put on your Oculus Quest 2 headset and you should be able to see SteamVR running.

What about Latency?

One concern that many people have when using Virtual Desktop is latency. Latency refers to the delay between an action on your Oculus Quest 2 and the corresponding reaction on your PC. Fortunately, Virtual Desktop has a built-in feature called “VR Streaming Quality” that allows you to adjust the quality of the streaming based on your internet speed and overall performance.

If you’re experiencing too much latency, try lowering the VR Streaming Quality setting until you find a setting that works best for you.

Conclusion

Playing SteamVR games on your Oculus Quest 2 using Virtual Desktop is a great way to get more out of your headset. With just a few simple steps, you can access all of your favorite SteamVR games from within Virtual Desktop. Just make sure to adjust the VR Streaming Quality setting if you experience any latency issues.