Only a year and a half after an already insanely seductive first-generation Oculus Quest, the Quest 2 is having the effect of a real little bomb in the virtual reality headset market. Not only are there some very welcome ergonomic improvements over its predecessor, but it also achieves a real generational leap from a technical point of view.
And as if that weren’t enough yet, it takes advantage of the immense improvements made to the Oculus Link mode to establish itself not only as the best standalone VR headset ever released, but also as an excellent headset for PC, in every way equivalent or better. at the Oculus Rift S.
And all this for 100 € less than the Quest 1?
Definitely, it’s Christmas!
The Oculus Quest 2 is an excellent device for VR gaming, but they’re also good headsets for enjoying videos and other media. Whether it’s streaming YouTube videos, streaming films and TV shows, or watching your own videos that are stored directly on the headset, here are the best media apps to get more out of your experience.
Watching the web: YouTube VR
YouTube has billions of views for a reason; there’s an almost unlimited amount of content. That only expands on the Oculus Quest with support for 360-degree videos on the headset and access to all of YouTube’s other content on top of it.
Shows and films: Netflix VR
Netflix has been in the streaming business for years. Its native app on the Oculus Quest puts a giant screen in front of your eyes and makes it feel like you’re watching Netflix content in a cinema. It’s a great way to watch an action flick, though your head might tire during more extended viewings.
Foxy viewing: Fox Now
This app lets you watch Fox shows live and on-demand. You can watch Empire, Gotham, Family Guy, The Simpsons, The Orville, Fox NFL Sunday, college football, and more. Just make sure to sign in with your participating TV provider.
Time for a show: Showtime Anytime
You can log in to your Showtime account in this app and watch all of your favorite Showtime content, including Inside the NFL, The Affair, tons of movies, and more.
Primetime: Prime Video VR
In this app, you can watch all of your favorite Amazon Prime content in a virtual theater. Movies, TV shows, and Amazon’s original content can all be viewed inside your own private cinema.
Viewing versatility: SKYBOX VR Video Player
This video player supports DLNA media streaming, can stream your PC to your Oculus Quest, and can help you view natively stored content. It supports up to 5K videos, and the PC client can even stream out the same content to multiple Oculus Quests at once.
Social streaming: Bigscreen Beta
This video streaming application allows you to watch content with your friends. With it, you can stream your PC to your Oculus Quest, whether you want to watch video content or even stream PC games for all your friends to enjoy.
Cloud and local viewing: Oculus Gallery
This is Oculus’ own content-viewing application. It supports viewing videos from Facebook, Dropbox, media servers, and local storage. It also supports viewing photos, both in 2D and at 360 degrees.
VR events and sports: NextVR
NextVR allows you to view events as if you were there. You can catch up on NBA games, WWE matches, soccer games, and concerts in an immersive view.
Watch those shows: Sling TV
If you have a Sling TV subscription, you can enjoy its content on your Oculus Quest. Sling TV has hundreds of channels to choose from and a Cloud DVR option to enjoy content on demand.