SideQuest now presents an Android app for sideloading content material to Oculus Quest with out a PC concerned within the course of.
The app is now obtainable on Google Play and presents discoverability for each App Lab content material in addition to different sideloading content material that may be put in onto to an Oculus Quest or Quest 2 from a suitable Android telephone. App Lab content material listed on SideQuest is added to your Fb account and accessible in a short time within the headset whereas different sideloading content material will be put in to the headset over a USB-C wire from some Android telephones. There’s additionally a wi-fi possibility with a extra concerned setup.
That’s a fairly large step for each SideQuest and VR content material distribution. The SideQuest platform launched shortly after the unique Quest in 2019 as a means for headset house owners to check experimental in-development content material transferred from a PC or Mac. Fb runs a tightly curated storefront for Quest and this can be very tough to safe a spot within the firm’s launch schedule, so SideQuest additionally presents a path for builders to get suggestions and construct hype for his or her VR tasks.
Sure tasks listed on SideQuest, like Team Beef’s Doom 3 port, nonetheless require the unique sport information positioned right into a folder on the headset. These will be bought from a service like Steam, however an easy-to-use means of getting that content material onto a Quest with out a PC concerned is probably going nonetheless a methods off.
You’ll be able to seize the SideQuest app on Google Play now.