Can You Connect a VR Headset to Xbox? (Answered)

can you connect a VR headset to Xbox

Virtual Reality (VR) gaming is the application of a three-dimensional (3D) artificial environment to computer games. VR gaming gives gamers a truly immersive, first-person view of game action.

But one question many Xbox owners ask is if they can connect a VR headset to Xbox.

So, can you connect a VR headset to Xbox?

Well, yes, you can connect a VR headset to Xbox. The PlayStation VR, Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift work with Xbox One. With the AirServer app, you can cast Oculus Quest to Xbox One. What’s more, with the Xbox One Streaming app, you can play Xbox One games directly on your Oculus Rift.

can you connect a vr headset to xbox
The PlayStation VR is compatible with Xbox One

However, at the time of writing, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles do not officially support any VR headset.

In 2021, Microsoft debunked a rumour that an “update for the VR headset is available” when users plug in Microsoft’s Xbox wireless headset to a console. The tech giant called it a translation error.

Will the Oculus Quest 2 work with Xbox One?

can you connect a vr headset to xbox
Most of the games on your Quest won’t work with your Xbox controller

How about pairing the Oculus Quest 2 to Xbox One or better still, Xbox Series X or S? Well, you could give it a try, however, 95% of the games on your Quest won’t work with your Xbox controller.

How About the PlayStation VR and Xbox One?

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You may not get the best viewing experience when you pair the PlayStation VR with Xbox One (Image credit: PlayStation)

As mentioned earlier, the PlayStation VR is compatible with Xbox One. Just Know: It will display an HD video source in cinema style mode. You may not get a cutting-edge experience, however, the feel is more like playing a game in front of a massive lounge room TV.