Oculus Features

From casting to connecting to your computer, learn how to do more with Oculus for Business.

Hand Tracking

Hand tracking is a feature that allows you to use your hands instead of the Oculus Touch controllers to navigate in VR. With hand tracking enabled, the headset will use its cameras to detect the position and orientation of your hands.

Currently, this feature is only compatible with apps that have been designed for hand tracking, as well as Oculus Home. Hand tracking must be turned on by your Oculus for Business admin to use. You must also make sure you're on the latest operating system release.

To turn on hand tracking:

  1. From Device Manager, click Device Fleet.

  2. Click on the headset or group of headsets you want to enable hand tracking for, then click Settings.

  3. Click next to Hand Tracking, then select On.

  4. Review the information in the Hand Tracking Data Collection prompt, then click Accept.

  5. Click Save.

From here, the headset will walk you through instructions on using hand tracking for the first time.

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Universal Menu

The universal menu lets you adjust system functions, access tools for sharing, and quickly launch apps. You can access the universal menu at any time by holding down the Oculus button. Keep in mind, the headset operating system must be updated to at least v19 to access the universal menu.

The universal menu contains:

  • Apps: See the apps that have been added to your app library. These apps are controlled and added by your administrator.

  • Settings: Includes all of your system level settings in one place. Here you can adjust options such as volume, Wi-Fi, Guardian, night display and reset your view.

  • Company Logo: Select this to access the Admin Panel.

  • Sharing: Select this to record video or take a photo. As an admin, you can also cast from the headset to another screen.

The universal menu also displays the charge level of your headset and controllers, the current time and the strength of your Wi-Fi connection.

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Oculus Browser

Oculus Browser is an application that allows you to view websites on your Oculus for Business headset. This app is installed by default but requires an Oculus for Business admin to enable it and make it viewable.

To enable Oculus Browser:

  1. From Device Manager, click Device Fleet.

  2. Click the headset or group of headsets you want to add Oculus Browser to, then click Apps.

  3. Click Add, then select Oculus Browser from the Select Application drop-down menu.

  4. Click Add App, then click Save.

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Casting and Oculus Link

Using the casting feature, you can stream what you see in VR from your Oculus for Business headset to another screen or device. Before casting, make sure your Oculus for Business headset and Chromecast device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Keep in mind that some apps for Oculus for Business do not allow casting functionality.

To cast from your headset to another screen:

  1. Select your company logo icon from the Universal Menu at the bottom of the screen.

  2. Enter your Admin PIN, then select Unlock.

  3. Select Sharing from the Universal Menu, then select Cast.

  4. Find the device you want to cast to from the list of Available Devices, then select Next.

A red dot in the upper right corner of your view in VR will indicate you've started casting.

To stop casting:

  1. Select the Sharing tab, then select Casting

  2. Select Stop Casting.

There are a few things to keep in mind when casting to a Chromecast device:

  • Your network should allow P2P connections.

  • Currently, the only devices supported for casting with Oculus for Business headsets are:

    • All generations of Google Chromecast

    • Google Home Hub

    • Nvidia Shield and Nvidia Shield TV

  • TVs with built-in Chromecast or other smart functionality may be supported, but compatibility cannot be guaranteed with all models.

  • Your Oculus for Business headset and your Chromecast device all need to be on the same Wi-Fi network.

  • If you'd like to control what you see on your Chromecast device, you'll want to have Google Home installed on a mobile device and connected to the same Wi-Fi.

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Oculus Link connects your Oculus for Business headset to a compatible Windows PC using a high-quality USB 3 cable. You can find more information about requirements, setup and troubleshooting on the Oculus support site. Some Oculus for Business functionality may be lost when you use Oculus Link.

Keep in mind that Oculus Link requires the use of consumer software instead of the Oculus for Business enterprise software. As a result, your device will not benefit from some Oculus for Business security features while using Oculus Link, and use of the consumer software is subject to our consumer privacy policy. Content purchased in the Oculus Store is intended for consumer use. If you would like to use third party content on your Oculus for Business products, you will need to obtain permission from the relevant third party to use their content for commercial or business purposes.

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If you're setting up Guardian with your Oculus for Business headset for the first time, follow the instructions that come up in your headset to get started.

Guardian Sizes

Guardian lets you create boundaries in VR that appear when you get too close to the edge of your play area. When setting up Guardian, your play area will show as one of these sizes:

  • Below Minimum: If your play area is below minimum, it doesn't meet the 3 feet by 3 feet (1 meter by 1 meter) requirement to use Guardian.

  • Minimum: You have enough space for the minimum required play area, but some apps may recommend at least 6.5 by 6.5 ft for the best experience.

  • Recommended: You have the recommended play area for Roomscale experiences. This means that your play area meets or exceeds the 6.5 feet by 6.5 feet (2 meters by 2 meters) space needed to set up the Guardian System.

For additional guidance, check out the video below.

Note: Guardian cannot be deactivated for a specific app. It can be deactivated for individual headsets or grouped headsets if desired. While this option is available, disabling Guardian is not recommended for standing or mobile experiences.

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Guardian is an important health and safety feature of the Oculus headsets and system that you are administering. Disabling the feature may increase the risk of injury or property damage. Guardian should only be disabled for stationary experiences.

To turn off Guardian:

  1. From Device Manager, click Device Fleet.

  2. Click on the headset or group of headsets you want to disable Guardian for, then click Settings.

  3. Click next to Guardian, then select Off.

  4. Review the information in the Safety Warning prompt, then click Accept.

  5. Click Save.

Guardian will be turned off for the headset or group of headsets you selected during the next sync with Device Manager.

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