How to use your Quest with LIV

There are a few ways to access LIV on your PC:

* Virtual Desktop: This is third-party software that costs $20. It provides high quality remote access to your PC from VR headsets. With Virtual Desktop, you can wirelessly view and interact with your computer from inside your headset. This is a great option for using LIV.

* Airlink: This free built-in feature lets you access your PC directly from your Quest headset. Airlink offers basic remote desktop functionality. However, it has fewer customizable options compared to Virtual Desktop. Airlink works for basic LIV usage, but Virtual Desktop is recommended for the best experience.

* Steam link: Steam Link streams the games you love in your Steam library directly from your computer to your Meta Quest headset. Using the power of your computer, it delivers a high-fidelity and intuitive way to wirelessly play your favorite games, discuss them with your friends, and access your desktop apps. To get started, download and install Steam Link onto your headset. It will walk you through wirelessly connecting to your computer located on the same network as your headset with Steam installed and running.


Virtual Desktop 

Download and install Virtual Desktop from the Quest store
(https://www.meta.com/experiences/2017050365004772/)
Download and install the Virtual Desktop Streamer app on your Windows PC
(https://www.vrdesktop.net/https://download.vrdesktop.net/files/VirtualDesktop.Streamer.Setup.exe)
Download and install LIV from the Steam store
(https://store.steampowered.com/app/755540/LIV/)

1. Start up your Oculus Quest.
2. Launch the Virtual Desktop Streamer app on your computer.
3. Launch the Virtual Desktop app on your Quest (from Quest store).
4. Let Virtual Desktop connect to your computer.
5. After connecting click "Launch SteamVR" on the left hand side of the Virtual Desktop UI while in VR.

6. Launch LIV from Steam or your PC
7. Mixed Reality guide can be found here: (https://help.liv.tv/hc/en-us/sections/360004620020-Mixed-Reality
8. Avatar guide can be found here:
(https://help.liv.tv/hc/en-us/sections/360004620060-LIV-Avatars)
9. Streamerkit guide can be found here:
(https://help.liv.tv/hc/en-us/sections/360004743100-StreamerKit-Chat-Alerts-and-Notifications-in-VR-)

Airlink 
Download the Oculus PC/Desktop app
(https://www.meta.com/help/quest/articles/headsets-and-accessories/oculus-rift-s/oculus-app-install-rift/)

1. Log into the desktop app using the same Meta/Facebook account tied to your Quest 3 headset
2. In the desktop app, go to Devices -> Add Headset
3. Select Quest 3, then choose Air Link as the wireless connection method.
4. Follow the on-screen prompts to pair your headset to the desktop app over Airlink:

  • Put on your Quest 3 headset and enable Airlink in Settings > System.
  • Accept the pairing code shown on both desktop and headset.
  • Confirm the correct PC is selected.

5. In your headset, click "Launch" to start Airlink and enter the PC's Oculus dashboard.
6. With SteamVR already installed on your PC, go to the Library in desktop view and launch SteamVR.
7. In SteamVR home, open the menu on your left controller to access the SteamVR dashboard.
8. Go to Library > Installed and launch LIV on your PC from either Steam or desktop view.

Avatar guide can be found here:
(https://help.liv.tv/hc/en-us/sections/360004620060-LIV-Avatars)
Streamerkit guide can be found here:
(https://help.liv.tv/hc/en-us/sections/360004743100-StreamerKit-Chat-Alerts-and-Notifications-in-VR-)

 

Steam Link

To get started, download and install Steam Link onto your headset. It will walk you through wirelessly connecting to your computer located on the same network as your headset with Steam installed and running. Install the Steam Link app today to experience Steam - the ultimate destination for playing, discussing, and creating games.
Download Steam Link here: https://www.meta.com/experiences/5841245619310585/


Help Tips:
-
WiFi 6 or 6E access point is strongly recommended.
Note: Currently (as of 10/13) the Quest 3 has network performance issues with routers running in Wi-Fi 5 (AC) mode. The issue disappears when switching the router to Wi-Fi 6 (AX) or Wi-Fi 6e (AXE) mode.
- Virtual Desktop is recommended over Air Link/Cable 
- Use MQDH (https://developer.oculus.com/meta-quest-developer-hub/) to disable the proximity sensor, you will need to connect it via USB and manually toggle it on and off. This will need to be done every time you turn the headset on.

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