Chromecast Meta Quest News: San Francisco: Meta has discontinued the Chromecast feature from Quest VR headsets via a software update with build number (firmware version) 60.0, which was released last month.
As Android Central reports, the change is especially noticeable on the Quest 3 headset. Several users on Reddit claim that Chromecast devices in their homes are no longer showing up in the headset’s casting option.
The official documentation now reads that Chromecast is not fully supported with the Meta Quest, which means that Meta is slowly removing this feature from headsets like the Meta Quest 3 for some reason.
According to Meta, if you want to display content from your Quest headset on an external display like a Chromecast device, you’ll first need to cast a feed to your smartphone or computer, and then mirror that device’s screen to the Chromecast.
Meanwhile, Meta has announced a price cut for its mixed reality (MR) headset Quest 2 and its accessories. The price cut follows the launch of the Meta Quest 3 about three months ago, which starts at $499.99 for the 128GB version.
“We knew we could do even more to make VR more affordable and bring more people into the community,” the company said. That’s why we’re permanently reducing the prices of Quest 2 and its accessories starting January 1.”