Oculusfor Windows


Free Windows Oculus VR application

The Oculus desktop application is a free VR companion software for browsing and purchasing virtual reality products that are compatible with Oculus headsets. You can find friends online and share your experiences with them while attending live events from around the world. It also lets you manage your VR gear for the best experience.

What is the Oculus Windows PC application?

The Oculus app for Windows enables you to connect your PC to VR headsets and access a plethora of games and tools in the Oculus store. Much like Steam VR and Windows Mixed Reality, you’ll find software programs explicitly designed for Oculus gear, like Rift S and Quest 2. You can also configure advanced settings that would otherwise be unavailable.

How do I connect Oculus to PC?

Before you can use the Oculus desktop app with your headset, you need to ensure that your Windows device meets the minimum requirements. Once you’ve ascertained that everything can run smoothly, here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Open the Oculus desktop app on your Windows PC;
  • Turn on your Oculus headset;
  • Insert the USB cable into the PC port and the headset;
  • In the new notification that appears asking you to allow access, select “Deny”;
  • Select “Enable” to connect the device to your PC.

Can you play Oculus on a laptop?

While the Oculus app works on any Windows PC and laptop, you’ll need to check the minimum requirements for your specific headset. For instance, the Rift S requires NVIDIA GTX 1060/AMD Radeon RX 480 equivalent or higher.

Can you play PC games on Oculus Quest?

Fortunately, the VR desktop application is compatible with the Oculus Quest 2 headset. There are plenty of games you can play and tools you can try, as long as you have a USB or Oculus Link cable. 

Our take

Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality add new dimensions to gaming and live events. While owning the headsets provides the gateway to the best VR experience, it also helps to have a desktop application to enhance the settings and obtain new products with the click of a button. 

Should you download it?

Yes, especially if you own one of the compatible Oculus headsets such as the Rift S and Quest 2. This app is a must-have.


  • Access Oculus games through the store
  • Optimize your VR headset
  • Adjust tools and settings


  • Only caters to specific Oculus headsets

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