Oculus Quest 2 Introduces Wi-fi Air Hyperlink Streaming

Oculus has officially activated its Air Link PC streaming feature for the popular Oculus Quest 2 headset, so you can now play wirelessly to your heart’s content.

The feature was added as part of the Oculus V28 software update, but initially disabled. However, the company decided to turn it on a few days early after users figured out a way to unofficially activate it.

“It looks like the excitement about Air Link can’t be contained, so today we’re officially making it available to anyone with both Quest and PC v28,” said Andrew Bosworth, director of Facebook Reality Labs.

It looks like the excitement over Air Link cannot be contained. So today we’re officially making it available to anyone who has both Quest and PC v28. If you don’t already have v28, stay tuned, it’s coming very soon!

– Boz (@boztank) April 23, 2021

The release was originally scheduled for next week but has been postponed because the unofficial way users access the feature was “not representative” of how it actually worked.

How to enable Air Link on Oculus Quest 2

To access the Air Link feature, you need to download and install the Oculus PC app and V28 PC software. For the feature to work, you must be running the V28 software on both the headset and your PC.

After downloading the software, all you have to do is activate the function in the Experimental Functions section of your device settings.

The new feature is a big win for VR lovers, so you can immerse yourself in the game without worrying about annoying cables.

It should be noted, however, that the experience does not match the visual quality of the wired version.

“If you want to charge your headset during your VR exploits, want the highest fidelity possible, or if your available Wi-Fi network is congested or unsecured, connecting using a USB-C cable is the way to go,” Oculus Die said Technology was originally announced.

“If you have a strong and secure Wi-Fi network and your play area is ideally within 20 feet of your wireless router, Air Link is a good option.”

Unfortunately, the technology isn’t intended to be introduced on the original Oculus Quest headset, leaving users with the older model tied to their PC until they can afford an upgrade.

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