If you find yourself within the Apple ecosystem and are considering pre-ordering the Meta Quest 3, you might be wondering whether it's possible to connect your Quest 3 to a Mac or MacBook.
We know that you can connect the Meta Quest 3 to a PC, in order to play PC VR games such as Pavlov VR and Phasmophobia. However, considering the popularity of Apple devices, it only seems logical for the Quest 3 to work seamlessly with them as well.
That's precisely what we'll explore in this guide - unveiling how to connect Meta Quest 3 to Mac and MacBook and tap into new possibilities.
Can you connect Meta Quest 3 to Mac and MacBook?
While it is possible to connect a Meta Quest 3 headset to a Mac or MacBook, the available functionalities are quite limited. This is due to the fact that Meta Quest headsets are primarily designed to work with Windows-based PCs and laptops.
You can use Virtual Desktop to remotely connect your Mac to Meta Quest 3. This essentially turns your Meta Quest 3 into an extended display for your Mac, allowing you to watch movies in VR or interact with your Mac through a virtual screen environment.
Furthermore, you have the option to connect your Quest 3 to Mac or MacBook using a regular USB-C cable for seamless file transfers, including items like photos and videos. However, engaging in PC VR gaming is not achievable on a Mac.
How to connect Meta Quest 3 to Mac and MacBook
As we mentioned before, using Virtual Desktop to remotely connect your Mac to Meta Quest 3 is your only viable option. The process is identical to how you would connect an Oculus Quest 2 to an Apple Mac or MacBook.
To connect Meta Quest 3 to Mac and MacBook, you need to have Virtual Desktop installed on your Meta Quest 3 and the Virtual Desktop Streamer app installed on your Mac. The Virtual Desktop app is available on the Meta Quest store for $20.
Once both apps are set up, the connection process is quite straightforward. The UI of the apps are designed intuitively, making it easy to establish a seamless connection between your Quest 3 and Mac without significant effort or time investment.
And with that, we are wrapping up our guide on how to connect Meta Quest 3 to Mac and MacBook. Before you go, check out our other Quest 3 guides, like the one about battery life and how long it takes to charge.