Use The Power Of Your Voice On Your Oculus Quest Headsets…

March 1, 2021 ·

With a powerful device like the Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest, Facebook wants to make your stay in Virtual Reality that much more convenient. We already have hand tracking so we don’t have to use controllers, but now you can use your voice for commanding your time in your Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 headsets. All you have to do to use the quick commands is just say “Hey Facebook” and the commands such as “Who’s online?”, “Open Library” or even “Take a photo” without having to go through menus and just doing it on the go as it should be. But you will need to set up a few things, but they are pretty easy.

To turn on Voice Commands, do the following:

  1. Press oculus icon on your right Touch controller to pull up your universal menu.
  2. Select .
  3. From the Quick Actions menu, select .
  4. Select Start Setup.
  5. Choose between Continue Setup and Set Up Later. You can always manage this option later in Settings.
  6. Select Enable Shortcut or Not Now. This shortcut allows you to double press the Oculus button to initiate a voice command. You can choose to skip this shortcut, or manage this feature in Settings > Device > Voice Commands.

Using Voice Commands, do the following:

  1. If you set up the Voice Commands shortcut, press oculus icon twice and skip to step 4, otherwise press oculus icon on your right Touch controller to pull up your Universal Menu.
  2. Select .
  3. From the Quick Actions menu, select .
  4. You’ll be prompted to give a voice command. If you’re unsure of what to do, try “What can I say?” to see a list of supported commands.
  5. Try a voice command, like “What time is it?” or “Show me Store.”

Using Voice Commands with “Hey Facebook”, do the following:

1.When you log in with your Facebook account, you may have the option to enable the “Hey Facebook” wake word. Enabling “Hey Facebook” will allow you to activate Voice Commands on your Quest 2 device.

To opt in and begin using “Hey Facebook”:

  1. Press oculus icon on your right Touch conroller to pull up your Universal Menu.
  2. Select , then select Experimental Features.
  3. Turn on “Hey Facebook”.

Enabling “Hey Facebook” may affect the performance of some apps. If in-app performance is affected, “Hey Facebook” will turn off automatically and you’ll receive a notification. “Hey Facebook” will still be available in Home.

To see the Recent Voice Commands, do the following:

A record of phrases spoken while using Voice Commands can be viewed from the Oculus app on your mobile phone.

To see recent voice commands:

  1. From your mobile device, open the Oculus app.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Voice Activity.

To delete the list of commands spoken:

  1. From Voice Activity, tap Clear All.
  2. Tap OK to confirm you want to delete the list of commands.

As of now, here is the complete list of commands you can say:

Apps and Content

  • App launch: “Open Beat Saber” “Play Netflix.”
  • Find free games.” “Find adventure games.” “Find racing games.”
  • Open websites: “Open” “Open”
  • Find videos: “Find 360 videos.” “Show me space videos.”

Capture and Media

  • “Take a photo.”
  • “Start recording.” “Stop recording.”
  • “Show me my photos.” “Show me the camera roll.”
  • “Start streaming.” “Stop live stream.” “Go live.”
  • “Start casting.” “Stop casting.”

Device Control

  • “Open library.” “Go to store.” “Open search.”
  • “Open browser.” “Go to browser.” “Open internet.”
  • “Open TV.” “Go to TV.” “Open Oculus TV.”
  • “Go home.” “Exit app.”
  • “Quit.” “Stop.”
  • “Turn off.” “Shut down.” “Power off.”
  • “Go to sleep.“
  • “Restart.” “Reboot.”
  • “Open Settings.” “Go to Settings.”
  • “Go to Wi-Fi.” “Open Wi-Fi settings.”
  • “Open device settings.” “Open quick settings.” “Open experiments.”
  • “Change Guardian.” “Change floor height.” “Change to room-scale.
  • “Turn up the volume.” “Turn down the volume.” “It’s too loud.” “It’s too quiet.”
  • “Turn on passthrough.” “Turn off passthrough.”
  • “Reset view.”
  • “Show me notifications.”

Oculus Q&A

  • “How do I check my battery level?”
  • “How do I change my background?”
  • “How do I set up guardian?”
  • “How do I pair my phone to Oculus?”
  • “How can I factory reset?”
  • “How can I log out?”
  • “How do I change my profile picture?”
  • “How do I center my view?”
  • “How do I cast what I’m seeing in my Oculus Quest?”
  • “How much storage do I have left?”
  • “How do I reset my controllers?”
  • “How do I reboot?”
  • “How do I connect to wi-fi?”


  • “Who’s online?” “Show me who’s online.”
  • “Create a party.” “Start a call.” “Open parties.”
  • “Show my profile.” “Open my profile.”
  • “Open chats.” “Open messages.”
  • “Show me events.”

So there we have it, using voice commands with your Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 headsets is pretty simple and really pretty convenient. Go try it out now.

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