The Oculus Quest 2 has revolutionized virtual reality over the past year by allowing the average consumer to access virtual reality content for a relatively low entry price. The content on the Oculus Quest is vast, including VR video games, VR videos, and even Internet VR experiences.
While experiencing all that the Oculus Quest 2 has to offer, you may be interested in exploring the internet for regular reasons or for exciting new VR experiences. Luckily, Oculus has created its own browser that lets you view VR videos, browse social media, and explore websites with ease. Here’s how to search the web for the Oculus Quest 2.
Updated November 3, 2021 by Michael Caruso: Playing games on the Oculus Quest 2 feels like a dream because of the immersive experiences you can have with this wireless VR headset. However, there is a lot more you can do on Oculus Quest than playing regular games; you can also watch VR videos and play interactive VR experiences on the internet through various websites offering virtual reality content. Below you can find out how to take advantage of websites that support Oculus Quest and where to find VR content on the web.
Make yourself comfortable and make sure there are no objects around you
While searching the internet is a straightforward task, doing it in virtual reality may result in you banging your head or touching something if there are any objects in your play space. You may need to adjust your head to better see a web page or move your hand while typing with the controller, so make sure there are no objects that you could potentially fall on while submerged inside the Oculus headset Quest 2.
Locate the Oculus navigation app
Unlike other gaming consoles, Oculus has created a unique browser called the Oculus Browser that comes with every Oculus Quest 2 headset. To access this app, make sure your headset is connected to a WiFi source and search for the app in the search bar.
Type in the search bar “Oculus Browser” and you will quickly find the application. Select the app with your controller and it will immediately launch you to the Oculus browser home page as long as you have a stable internet connection. Another way to access the Oculus browser is to use a button in the menu that appears whenever you press the Home button.
How to search the internet inside the Oculus browser
There are many websites that you can search for when using the internet, including guides that can help you solve puzzles or combat challenges in your virtual reality video games. Once you enter the Oculus browser app, you will see a few main websites on the menu for you to do a quick search.. These include social media websites like Facebook and Instagram among other common web pages.
If none of these websites match what you are looking for, then type website link in the search bar above to find other websites on the internet. You can also create bookmarks on websites to quickly come back to them on your next Internet search session by selecting the bookmark icon while browsing a web page. Bookmarks appear on the home page of the Oculus browser.
How to launch YouTube
One of the most important reasons you can search the internet is to watch YouTube videos. However, you don’t need to use the Oculus browser to watch YouTube. Instead of, You can launch the YouTube VR app by searching for the app through the search bar on the home screen or through your app library. You may need to download the Youtube VR app before you can start using the app.
How to enter virtual reality mode for videos
With virtual reality becoming more and more popular, many people are creating websites with videos that you can view in 180 or 360 VR. However, it’s not immediately obvious how to enter VR mode once you’re on webpages with VR video.
The Oculus browser allows you to enter VR by selecting the headset icon in the sidebar of the video screen, similar to where you can find the play / pause and adjust volume icons on a video Youtube. After selecting this icon, the headset will transport you to virtual reality.
How to find virtual reality experiences
There are many websites on the Oculus browser that you can use to view unique VR experiences. However, the easiest way to access VR experiences is to search for them in the “From the web” section at the bottom of the Oculus browser home page, which displays plenty of free experiences for you to choose from. Many experiences are also interactive, similar to video games. If you don’t want to buy new games, experiences from the “From the Web” section and other similar websites are some of the funniest ways to use your Oculus Quest headset.
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