As we live in the world of today, wireless connectivity is practically everywhere.
If, however, you are a VR player and you are in an area without wireless connectivity, can you still play Oculus Quest 2 without access to the internet?
Offline gaming on Quest 2 is possible. There are a few to-do steps here and there, but don’t worry, we are here to help.
Let’s dive a bit deeper into how you can play Oculus Quest 2 offline without WiFi.
Oculus Quest 2 Initial Setup Requires a Mobile and Internet Connection
Oculus Quest 2 requires some basic headset setup before it can be used to play VR games. It is not an automated device, so you will need internet connectivity to download and install it.
A Facebook account is required to use your Oculus Quest 2 headset since you must download the Oculus app and sign into Oculus using your Facebook account to experience virtual reality. In order to accomplish this, you need to be connected to the internet.
In addition, you will have to update the headset software from time to time, which also requires internet access.
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After completing the initial setup of your Oculus Quest 2 headset, you can use your headset even when you are offline. But is that it?
When your headset has been installed and it sits comfortably on your head, you may think you are ready to engage in some VR action, but when you open your content library to choose a VR game, there’s nothing to play (apart from the pre-installed demos).
Your headset needs a little more work before you can enjoy some offline fun. Next, it’s time to transfer and install your favorite content.
If you plan to play VR games offline with your headset occasionally, you must load it with your preferred content.
Playing offline with Oculus Quest 2
You only want an Oculus Quest 2 headset so you can play some games.
You can play Quest 2 offline very easily if you already installed the necessary software and downloaded your favorite VR games. However, not all games can be played offline (even after installing them on your headset), since they require an internet connection.
Play Oculus Quest 2 games offline by downloading games that do not require an internet connection. You can easily find such games in the Oculus store or online by searching for VR games with the description ‘Internet connection not required’. You can also read reviews by other players to get helpful hints.
Many of the Oculus store’s captivating games require internet access.
Some exciting games you can play offline include Superhot VR with the matrix style, Moss mouse puzzle game, or slashing music notes with lightsabers on Beat Saber.
Is it possible to watch movies offline with Oculus Quest 2?
In addition to gaming, the Quest 2 headset can also be used to watch interesting movies online and offline.
Similarly to playing offline games on VR, you need to prepare if you intend to watch movies offline (rather than online) with your headset.
Follow these simple steps to prepare your headset for offline movie streaming:
- The first step is to download the movies to your computer.
- Connect the Quest 2 headset to your PC using the USB cable provided (or another compatible cable)
- You can transfer movie files from the PC to your Quest 2 headset similarly to how you would send files to your mobile device
- You can save the movies on your headset for offline viewing via any available video player app like Skybox VR Video Player or any other player of your choice.
If you’re interested, you can also stream movies offline on Amazon Prime or Netflix by preloading your choice movie, but you might need to follow-up on this.
As you can see, you can play VR games without internet connectivity, as well as watch captivating movies offline. We hope this was helpful.