Quest 2 Casting to your TV or Phone | Oculus

(upbeat music) – This video is going to show you how you can bring spectators
in on the action, in seconds. (shouting) It's called casting, and it let's you take what you're seeing on your headset and put it on a phone or a compatible TV. And it's easy, like "two
buttons and you're done" easy. All you need is your
headset, the Oculus app on a mobile phone, and
for the best experience, a TV equipped with a
compatible casting device. Yours might have one already built in. First step, it to make sure
your Oculus app is ready. So make sure you have your headset and your mobile phone on
the same wireless network. And there are two ways to begin casting: From the headset or from the app. Let's see how to do it from
the player's perspective.

From the Home menu, click Sharing, select Casting and then choose where you want to send your footage: To a phone or a TV. From the Oculus app, simply
click the Casting button in the top right corner,
and choose your destination. Then, you'll get a confirmation message in your headset – you ready? – Yeah. – [Man] Check this out. – Yeah! – Oh hold up, quarter shot! He's spiking! So that's it, you just made
virtual reality social.

See you in VR..

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Facebook lets Canadians beta test VoIP calling over iOS Messenger app, Telus Fort Saskatchewan

Facebook has released a new version of its Messenger app for Android and iPhone that allows users to record a short voice memo and send it quickly and easily over its network. These bursts can be played via the browser or the mobile app, and come through very clearly on both the iPhone 5 and Nexus 4.

But Facebook didn’t stop there: Canadian iPhone users get to play with a new feature that is sure to make companies like Skype, Viber, Text Plus, Vonage and Fongo quiver in their proverbial boots. By pressing the “i” button in the top right corner of any chat, users can initiate a VoIP call (with other iPhone users running the latest version, of course). Incoming calls come through as push notifications when outside the app and, when inside, show up as a fully-fledged alternative to a network call.

I tested the functionality with new MobileSyrup writer, Matt Demers (if you haven’t already welcomed him, please do so), and barring the occasional digitized stutter the quality was top-notch — perhaps better than a regular call due to the high-quality wideband codec used to transmit voice.

Like calls from Skype, you can retreat to the homescreen and even launch other apps while on the call; Facebook clearly implemented this using Apple’s standard VoIP APIs. You can continue to converse over text while on voice chatting, too, and missed call notifications appear in your notification centre as well as any browser-based dialogue boxes you currently have open. In other words, you’ll find out soon enough if you’ve missed the call.

The VoIP feature is only available to iPhone users for the time being, and will be rolled out to other countries in the coming weeks. As with many other companies, Facebook sees Canada, with its small, tech-focused population as a perfect testing ground for larger feature rollouts. We’re certainly not complaining.

Download Facebook Messenger for Android and iPhone.
Via: TNW