The Oculus Android app is a piece of companion software for owners of an Oculus VR headset. It lets them manage their Oculus headsets, shop for games, and a lot more. All you need to start using it is a mobile device that runs Android version 5.0 and up.
The official Oculus Android app offers similar features to SideQuest and Oculus Experiences but is compatible with more VR headsets (Quest, Rift, Go, and Gear VR) and isn’t third-party software (as is SideQuest).
Once downloaded, the app lets you log in using either your existing Oculus or Facebook account. Next, you will then need to set a four-digit PIN to authorise purchases in the Oculus Store.
Then you can select which Oculus headset you want to link the app to (Quest, Quest 2, Rift or Rift S, Go). The app will then search for the selected device. Lastly, the app will send a five-digit code to your headset, which you’ll need to enter to finalise the pairing.
Which Oculus is best for the app?
Although the app supports most Oculus devices, if you want to game on the go, you may be best off using the app with an Oculus Quest 2. Other headsets have either been discontinued or require a PC, whereas the Quest 2 is a self-contained VR device.
Oculus app features
The app is broken down into four main sections: the home page, store, social, and settings. The home page displays daily deals, recommendations, games, blog updates, and other Oculus-related news.
The store is self-explanatory, with a whole range of VR games you can download directly to your headset. The social page lists any friends you’ve added from Facebook. The settings tab lets you add a payment method, check your purchase history, and more.
A feature-rich VR app
The Oculus Android app also lets you cast what you’re playing on the headset to your TV or a monitor, so someone else can see what you’re doing as you do it. The only real disadvantage to using the app is that it doesn’t support all available games.