Oculus turns on Air Link PC streaming function for the Quest 2 virtual reality headset. Air Link is part of the Oculus v28 software update recently rolled out to Oculus headset owners. Facebook Reality Labs head Andrew Bosworth says You can find the feature by running v28 on your PC and the Quest 2 headset. If you haven’t already been given access to the update, it will be available very soon.
Air Link allows Quest 2 owners with a strong Wi-Fi connection to play PC VR games wirelessly on their headsets. Air Link was originally deactivated in version 28. But how Upload mention, thatThe owners of Quest 2 had found a way to turn it on unofficially, and Oculus had warned that the experience was “not representative” of the end result. According to Bosworth, Oculus is releasing the feature today because “the excitement about Air Link cannot be contained”; The release was originally scheduled for next week, so Bosworth’s tweet is postponing it for a few days.
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
Air Link evolved from Oculus Link, which used a USB-C cable to run PC VR games on the otherwise standalone Oculus Quest line of devices. (Oculus says a cable still gives you the best graphical fidelity and unlike Air Link, it charges your headset while you play.) Similar wireless functionality was already in place built-in Virtual desktop, a third party app. Depending on the performance, Air Link could do Virtual desktops Alternative that is less attractive to Quest 2 owners. However, Oculus is not currently bringing the feature to the original Quest headset. Air Link is also classified as an experimental feature. If it’s like the original link, users can expect some startup errors – but at least that startup comes a little earlier than expected.