How to share games on your Meta Quest 2

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(Pocket-lint) – Did you know it’s possible to share games and apps on your Quest 2?

Meta has made it possible for you to share games between two Meta Quest 2 headsets, allowing your family members to play the same games without having to buy them twice.

This is not the case for everything, as game and application developers must accept sharing functions for users to access them. But in most cases, you can follow this guide to start sharing games with ease.


How to Enable Sharing on the Quest 2

In order to share games on a Quest 2, you must first be the primary account on the headset. Next, a sub-account must be created to allow access to the games. This is great if you have a new headset you want to share games with, for example if you bought it as a gift for a family member. But if the headset already has an account and games, a factory reset is required, which may be a problem.

With that in mind, the first step to sharing games is to create an additional account on the Quest 2 that you want to share with.


How to Create a Meta Quest 2 Sub-Account

The first step is to go to the Quest 2 you want to share and log into your Meta account. You must then add a sub-account to grant access. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your headset and turn it on
  2. Press the menu button on the right controller to access the menu
  3. Click the clock in the lower left to access quick settings.
  4. Click on settings
  5. Find Accounts settings and click on it
  6. Click to add an account
  7. Let the other person sign in to their account and add them to the headset.

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Enable Application Sharing in Quest 2 Settings.

When the sub-account has been added to the Quest 2 in question, you can then enable sharing by following these steps:

  1. Turn on your headset and turn it on
  2. Press the menu button on the right controller to access the menu.
  3. Click on the clock in the lower left to access the quick settings.
  4. Click Settings
  5. Click on Accounts
  6. Then look for the button to enable application sharing and tap on it.

Once done, the secondary account will have access to all your apps and games. Saves and game progress will however be tied to the secondary account, meaning there will be no interference with your own game progress.

It should be noted that the sub-account can purchase games and apps, but these will not be shared with the main admin account or other additional accounts on the headset.

Using this sharing technique also has other implications, which have been officially noted by Meta:

“You can still log in to multiple devices at the same time. However, you will not be able to use the same account to run the same app on multiple devices simultaneously. Different accounts can simultaneously access a shared app on multiple headsets, keeping in mind mind that you can only enable app sharing on one device at this time.”

What about multiplayer games?

This game sharing for Quest 2 is not really intended for multiplayer games. You usually can’t use it to run the same game on two different headsets and join a multiplayer game together.

Rather, it’s intended to allow access to single-player experiences separately without having to buy the game twice.

Written by Adrian Willings.

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