How to play Xbox on Oculus Quest 2?

Don’t know how to play Xbox on Oculus Quest 2 (Meta Quest)? Gaming enthusiasts from around the world have enjoyed countless hours of entertainment with the Xbox console series for years now.

With the advancement of technology, developers are constantly trying to make gaming more accessible and easier for consumers. You can, for example, stream Xbox games to your computer or smartphone. Interestingly, Xbox Cloud gaming allows you to play Xbox games on your mobile device without a console.

As a result of all the added features and incompatibilities, VR enthusiasts are also asking: Can you also enjoy Xbox gaming with the Oculus Quest 2, and if yes then how to play Xbox on Oculus Quest 2?

With the Oculus Quest 2 headsets, you can play Xbox games without a console via Xbox Cloud gaming, or you can even easily stream games to your headset.

How to play Xbox on Oculus Quest 2?

How To Play Xbox On Oculus Quest 2

Take a look at the different ways you can play Xbox games on your Oculus Quest or Quest 2.

Play Xbox Games on Oculus Quest 2 via Cloud Gaming

It is possible to play Xbox games on any Android device (version 6.0+) that is compatible with Bluetooth using the first method, Xbox Cloud gaming. 

The Xbox Game Pass application can be installed on the Oculus Quest and Quest 2 headsets.

1. Install Xbox Game Pass on an Android phone

The Game Pass APK can be installed on your Android smartphone by connecting it via a USB cable to your Quest / Quest 2 headset.

  • Start with enabling “Developer Mode” on your headset.
  • Now on your phone, install Bugjaeger Mobile ADB.
  • Ensure that your phone is in “developer mode” and that USB debugging is enabled.
  • Go back on your phone and download Xbox Game Pass.
  • Now connect your phone to Oculus Quest with the help of a USB cable.
  • Open the Bugjaeger app and allow the headset connection as well.
  • In Bugjaeger, open the third “Packages” tab.
  • Now to install an APK, click on “+”.
  • Now locate the Game Pass APK.
  • Install the APK on your headset.
  • You should also remove the headset and the cable from your phone.
  • Pair your controllers with your headset.
  • In the headset, go to “Apps” and select “Unknown Sources”.
  • Once Xbox Game Pass has been launched, log in with your credentials.

As a result, you can now use your Quest 2 headset to play Xbox games.

Learn how to play Xbox on Oculus Quest 2 in this quick video.

2. Use PC / Mac to Install Xbox Game Pass

in this method to sideload the Xbox Game Pass onto your headset, you will use your PC or Mac instead of your phone. Sideloading apps using this method is probably the most common way to do so.

  • Start by setting up SideQuest on your Mac/PC.
  • Now install Xbox Game Pass on your device.
  • Now connect your device to Quest using a USB cable.
  • In SideQuest, click on “Install APK”.
  • Install the Game Pass app on your headset.
  • Remove the USB cable.
  • Pair your controllers with Quest 2.
  • In the headset, go to “Apps” and locate “Unknown Sources”.
  • Log in with your Xbox Game Pass credentials once you have completed the steps above.

Play Xbox Games by Streaming

Your Xbox One console is required to stream content to your PC. In Quest / Quest 2 headsets, you can mirror your PC desktop using the Virtual Desktop application.

  • On your PC install Xbox Console Companion.
  • Allow streaming on your Xbox one.
  • Now launch the Xbox Console Companion.
  • Make sure your Xbox can be streamed to your PC.
  • Download and install Virtual Desktop on your Mac/PC.
  • Now on your Quest 2, install Virtual Desktop Client.
  • Make sure your desktop screen is mirrored with your Quest / Quest 2 screen.
  • You can now use Xbox Console Companion to start streaming.

How to connect the Xbox controller to Oculus Quest 2?

The controller can only be used with a few Quest apps by going to Quest’s Settings.

  • Open the Oculus app.
  • You can easily pair a gamepad by using Rift S and Touch.
  • The controller can then be added by following the on-screen instructions.


Xbox One games work great on the Oculus Quest 2 and you don’t have to worry about any compatibility issues. All of your favorite Xbox One games work just as they did before, with no special tweaks required. 

If you’ve never tried playing Xbox games on a VR headset before, this is a great way to do it and see how much fun you can have. We hope you enjoyed reading our guide on how to play Xbox on Oculus Quest 2.


Can you play games on Oculus Quest 2 without a PC?

Yes, Operating the Oculus Quest 2 does not require a PC. However, it will open up an entire library of PC-only content when hooked up to one.

Can you play Xbox in VR?

The Xbox Series S/X doesn’t have VR capability, so it’s not possible to take a regular Xbox game and play it on your Quest 2. However, all you need is the Microsoft GamePass Ultimate PC subscription to access some VR games there.