People have been raving about the Google Chromecast ever since it came out. It seemed like an unassuming little device at first, which could be used for streaming from your phone. Since then, it has largely evolved into a lot more than that. The whole reason Chromecast is so popular is because of its ease of use. You just connect your phone with it and “cast” any type of media you want to on your TV.
While that core element is still what Google promotes to try to sell it, there are a lot of other things this nifty little dongle can do. Today we’ll be having a look at how you can pair a VR headset with the Chromecast, and what you can actually do with this combo.
Why Should You Care About the VR and Chromecast Combo?
VR has been making waves in the tech industry for quite a while now. One popular trend we’ve seen this year is Portable VR headsets. There is Samsung’s Gear VR and Google’s Daydream VR, which use your smartphones. Then there are other headsets like the Oculus Go and Oculus Quest, which have their own OS built-in. Which means these are standalone headsets.
So, if you have a portable wireless VR headset, you’d want to pair it with your Chromecast. This should come in handy if you have people over and want to play some VR games, so you obviously want them to see what’s on the screen.
What’s the Setup Process?
The setup process is pretty simple and intuitive. Still, for people wondering, we’ll give you the gist of it. First, you need to connect the Chromecast and the VR headset to the same Wi-Fi network. Then, go through the first setup process of the VR headset if you haven’t done so already.
Most standalone wireless VR headsets that support Chromecast should have an app. Go into the cast settings and select the TV that your Chromecast is connected to. If you’re using a headset that relies on a smartphone, download the Chromecast app, and cast the entire screen to the TV.
With just those simple steps, you’ll have a video being fed to your TV from your shiny new VR headset. It’s never been simpler.
So, that’s how you can use VR with the Chromecast. The possibilities are nearly endless. It’s not just about games, you can stream movies directly to the TV as well. People are even using this combination for fitness. VirZOOM is an app that uses virtual reality as a workout routine. If you want someone to monitor you while you do so, you can use the Chromecast for it.
Apart from that, there’s a ton of other stuff the Chromecast can do. If you want some extra tips and tricks, check out this definitive guide to Chromecast.