You would possibly quickly be capable to AirPlay content material out of your iPhone to your Meta Quest headset. In a submit on social media this week, Meta’s vice chairman of VR stated that the corporate is “asking Apple for the permission for Quest to be an AirPlay receiver.”

As noticed by UploadVR, Rabkin’s submit got here in response to a Meta Quest consumer complaining concerning the lack of assist for offline downloads in apps for Netflix, Disney+, and Prime Video. “Why can’t we not less than AirPlay content material from our iPhones to our Quests?,” the user asked. “Would make the flying expertise a lot better.”

Rabkin responded: “I might completely love to do this — we’re asking Apple for the permission for Quest to be an AirPlay receiver.”

If Apple approves Meta’s request to show the Quest into an AirPlay receiver, customers would be capable to ship content material from their iPhone or iPad to their Meta Quest show.

9to5Mac’s Take

This appears like a reasonably intelligent answer for Meta Quest customers. In reality … I feel it’s one thing Apple ought to combine into Imaginative and prescient Professional as properly.

The Imaginative and prescient Professional additionally lacks native apps with offline downloads for streaming providers together with YouTube. Whereas not splendid, it could be a fantastic workaround to have the ability to obtain issues to my iPhone, then use AirPlay to beam that content material to Imaginative and prescient Professional.

There’s one caveat to all of this: Netflix doesn’t assist AirPlay on iPhone. So having AirPlay assist on Imaginative and prescient Professional or Meta Quest wouldn’t remedy the lacking Netflix downside.

Will Apple approve Meta’s request to show the Quest into an AirPlay receiver? I do not know. However Apple actually has no downside working with different firms like TV makers to unfold the provision of AirPlay.

Editor’s be aware: Up to date to replicate the truth that Netflix additionally doesn’t assist AirPlay.

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