Does Oculus Quest 2 Support Steam Games?

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By Monica Bates

The Oculus Quest 2 is a popular standalone VR headset that has taken the world by storm. It is known for its impressive performance, affordability, and versatility.

One of the most frequently asked questions about this device is whether it supports Steam games or not. In this article, we will explore this question in-depth.

What is Steam?

Steam is a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is primarily used for distributing games and related media online. Steam has a vast library of games, including some of the most popular titles in the gaming industry.

Does Oculus Quest 2 Support Steam Games?

The short answer to this question is no, the Oculus Quest 2 does not natively support Steam games. This means that you cannot directly download and play Steam games on your Quest 2 headset.

However, there are ways to play your favorite Steam games on your Oculus Quest 2 using third-party applications such as Virtual Desktop and ALVR (Air Light VR). These applications allow you to stream PC VR content to your Quest 2 headset wirelessly.

Virtual Desktop

Virtual Desktop is an application that allows you to stream content from your PC to your VR headset wirelessly. To use Virtual Desktop with your Oculus Quest 2, you need to purchase and download it from the Oculus Store.

Once you have installed Virtual Desktop on both your PC and Quest 2 headset, follow these steps:

  • Make sure that both your PC and Quest 2 are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Launch Virtual Desktop on your Quest 2 headset.
  • Launch Virtual Desktop Streamer on your PC.
  • Enter your login details when prompted.
  • Select “SteamVR” from the list of options in Virtual Desktop on your headset.
  • You should now be able to play your favorite Steam games on your Oculus Quest 2 headset.

ALVR (Air Light VR)

ALVR is another third-party application that allows you to stream PC VR content to your Quest 2 headset wirelessly. It is a free and open-source software that you can download from GitHub.

To use ALVR with your Oculus Quest 2, follow these steps:

  • Download the ALVR client and server software onto your PC.
  • Connect your Quest 2 headset to your PC using a USB cable.
  • Launch ALVR on both your PC and Quest 2 headset.
  • You should now be able to play Steam games on your Oculus Quest 2 headset.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Oculus Quest 2 does not natively support Steam games. However, there are ways to play Steam games on your Quest 2 using third-party applications such as Virtual Desktop and ALVR.

These applications allow you to stream PC VR content wirelessly to your headset. So if you’re a fan of Steam games and also own an Oculus Quest 2, you can still enjoy playing them in VR.