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While you can find many free apps and games through Oculus TV or Oculus Browser, when you’re ready to branch out and find new games or experiences the Oculus Store will be your first stop. You can access the store through the Oculus app for your phone, on the web at https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/, or through your headset.

To use the store on your headset:

  1. Select the shopping bag icon on your navigation bar in the Home World to open the store.
  2. On the left-hand side of the screen you’ll see a list of ways to search, including your “Wishlist” of games/apps you’ve saved for later consideration (see next point for how to save to “Wishlist”).
  3. When you select a game or app a preview video will show you what it’s all about. Or you can select from the options on the left side of the screen to learn more about it.
  4. To purchase a game, click the blue box with the price.
  5. To save a game to your “Wishlist” for easy access later, select the heart icon in the lower right of the screen.


Other Options Besides the Oculus Store for Quest

Only games and apps that meet strict requirements from Oculus/Facebook are allowed on the Oculus Store. And only some of the many games out there are currently available for the Quest/2.

However, there are many other developers out there who have created fun and engaging content that does not meet requirements to be listed in the Oculus Quest Store or is only available for different VR headsets. You can access additional content in a few ways:

  1. Using SideQuest, a program that lets you sideload apps onto your Quest. You’ll find a wide variety of free and paid apps through SideQuest. Apps sideloaded won’t show up in the main screen of your app library, but can be found by filtering for “Unknown Sources” in the library.
  2. From the Oculus App Lab, which just launched in early February 2021 and allows developers to distribute their apps without going through the Oculus Store. These apps will show up in your main app library.
  3. Through Steam, a digital library that has a large variety of games and sometimes has games for lower cost than on the Oculus Store, You’ll need a gaming-compatible PC and an Oculus Link cable (or compatible cable) to connect your computer to your Quest headset. This means you’ll be tethered to your computer while you play.
  4. Games that you purchase for the Oculus Rift/S can also be played on your Quest headset using a gaming-compatible PC and an Oculus Link. Again, you’ll be tethered to your computer while you play, but you’ll have access to a much wider selection of games with amazing graphics that the Quest just can’t provide in a stand-alone headset.

Click the links above for more information on these other sources of games and apps.



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How to use HowToVR.com

Hello and welcome! We’re a small group of fiftysomethings that built this site to help folks like you get more enjoyment from your Quest headsets.

This section is just a little tutorial on how to get the most from your time here.

We  created HowToVR.com with the goal of making it easier to find what you’re looking for as well as providing you with some rare nuggets that you’re not likely find anywhere else!

To start off, we put the content into 6 categories

  • How to Get Started
    • Tips & Tricks for using your Quest 2
  • How to Get Together
    • Meeting friends & making new ones
  • How to Get Healthy
    • Exercise your body & your mind
  • How to Get Roaming
    • Visit exotic places while still in your house
  • How to Get Inspired
    • Fun education you didn’t know existed
  • How to Get Thrilled
    • Immersive movies, adventures abound in VR

You can reach each of these one of two ways

These buttons on the homepage

or with the How to dropdown menu from the top of the site.

Once you pick a category, you’ll get a page like the image below. The green arrows point to documents you can open by clicking on them, the red ones are sub-categories that will open up with more documents you can then open by clicking on them.

Once you’ve selected a document, it will open and look something like below. The green arrows are pointing to the categories you can choose from and the numbers in the blue dots tell you how many documents are in them. You can click on any you are interested in.

Please do be aware that we have only just started the site and it is a work in progress. We will be updating most of the content with more formatting and images soon.

We built this site for you, so please do reachout with any suggestions or requests. You can click the Contact Us link  and let us know your thoughts. Please do enjoy your time here. If you need to see these instructions again, you can click the big yellow button on the left of your screen. 


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