How to Enable Voice Assistant on Oculus Quest 2

Introduction

Navigating the Oculus Quest 2 with the hand controllers is an alright experience, but it can still be a bit of a journey to shuffle between apps and dig through menus. Thankfully, Meta included a built-in voice assistant that can speed things up. After turning on the Oculus Quest 2 voice assistant, there are a ton of voice commands at your disposal. For example, you can tell the voice assistant to launch specific apps, change the Guardian settings, turn passthrough on or off, restart and turn off your headset, take photos, start recording, and more. You can find a full list of Oculus Quest voice commands here.

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Steps to Enable Voice Assistant on Oculus Quest 2

  1. Navigate to your Oculus Quest 2 home screen, and then press the “Oculus” button on your right-hand controller to bring up the menu bar.
  1. Click the “Apps” icon on the menu bar. The Apps screen is displayed.
  1. Click “Settings” on this screen, and then “System” on the next screen. The System screen is shown.
  1. Click “Voice Commands” in the menu on the left side of the screen. Voice Commands options are displayed on the right side of the screen.
  1. Click “Edit” to the right of Voice Selection. The Start Voice Commands Tutorial window pops up.
  2. Click “Start Tutorial.” Another window pops up letting you know that this tutorial will take roughly two minutes before another window pops up letting you know that text transcripts of what you say are stored to help improve the voice command functionality.
  1. Click “Confirm” after reviewing the information associated with your stored text transcripts. The next windows asks if you also want to store your voice recordings.
  1. Review this information and choose whether or not you want to also store your voice recordings. In this example, I’ll choose “Don’t Store.”
  2. A window appears letting you know that you can double press the “Oculus” button to summon the voice assistant, and prompting you to summon the voice assistant. After double pressing the “Oculus” button a Listening window will pop up. From here you’ll be prompted to perform various requests, such as asking the Oculus Quest voice assistant what time it is and to take a photo.
  1. Eventually you’ll land on a window asking if you want to enable Hey Facebook. In this example I’ll choose not to enable Hey Facebook.
  1. The next window will prompt you to choose a voice for the Oculus voice assistant. Click to preview each of the voices. After finding the voice you want to use, select that voice and then click “Save.” The voice assistant on your Oculus Quest 2 is set up, and you can double press the “Oculus” button on the right hand controller at any time to summon it.
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