How To Watch 3D Movies On the Quest 2

If you haven’t watched a 3D movie in VR yet, you’re in for a treat. While 3D movies are predominantly only available in theatres now; watching them in VR is easy and more immersive —plus you can do it from the comfort of your couch at home! For this guide, we’re going to be using Bigscreen and show you step by step how to watch 3D movies on your Quest 2. We will also go over a few different options you have on how to go about it.

You don’t need anything other than your Quest 2 to get started, so let’s dive right in.

What Makes 3D Movies In VR Great?

Imagine being able to watch a theatre-sized 3D movie whenever you want, wherever you want. Now stop imagining because with your Quest 2 and Bigscreen, it’s easy. 3D movies work incredibly well in VR because each eye is already being shown something different. The results are probably the best 3D I’ve ever seen. I routinely watch 3D movies with friends in VR, even though I would never gravitate towards watching one in theatres. It’s that good.

The resolution on the Quest is 1,832×1,920 pixels per eye. Which makes for a sharp image. You can also enjoy it with a good pair of headphones, or through the Quest 2 built-in audio if you want to be aware of your surroundings.

Bigscreen – (Easy)

If you don’t have Bigscreen yet, what are you waiting for? It’s a must-have application and it’s completely free to download. It’s a social video-watching app where you can rent a movie for a few bucks, buy a ticket to a movie viewing and even watch your own files. Their latest update adds Youtube integration. We covered that in another article if you want more details. The best part is that you can meet up with friends or jump into a lobby and watch videos and movies with complete strangers! It’s all up to you!

There is loads of content available through Bigscreen and dozens of 3D movies that you can watch right now! There are even free full-length movies available — with some commercial breaks, of course. You don’t need to download any of the videos if you go this route, you click and play!

Bigscreen is seriously cool, and makes watching 3D movies on the Quest 2 easy!

Stream To Your Quest 2 With Plex (DLNA)

Bigscreen also supports DLNA servers so you can easily stream your PC’s media files directly to your Quest 2. All you need to get started is to download PLEX for free.

Once you have Plex installed, navigate to the DLNA option in the video player. From there you’ll have access to all your media directly from your PC! This makes watching 3D movies easy, as you don’t need to manually put the files in your headset. It also saves space on your Quest 2, since you don’t need to keep files on the headset’s storage.

Play Your Own Files – OFFLINE

It’s very easy to play your own 3D movies, or any other video file for that matter, with Bigscreen. The nice thing about this option is that you can watch movies offline. This is great for plane rides and other times when you won’t have access to the internet. Just keep in mind that most 3D Video files are quite large!

Follow these simple steps:

1) Connect your Quest 2 to your PC with a USB-C cable

2)Turn on your headset.

3)Accept the permission prompt from within your headset.

4)Navigate to the movies folder for your Quest 2 on your PC.

5)Add your 3D movies to the ‘Movies’ folder

6)Once you’ve added your 3D movies to your Quest 2 you can watch them on the Quest 2 by using Bigscreen’s video player.

7) You’re 3D movies might show incorrectly at first, but all you need to do is change the 3D mode. You’ll know when it’s right by the way it looks!

There you have it! Our guide on how to watch 3D movies on Quest 2! We hope you enjoyed it!

Colin Laurencelle
Colin Laurencelle
VR Enthusiast, writer, and lover of gaming culture. When I'm not working, I like to spend time with my fiance, dog, and cat. Not necessarily in that order.

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