Microsoft Office apps arrive on Meta Quest VR
Microsoft Office apps arrive on Meta Quest VR

Microsoft Office apps arrive on Meta Quest VR headsets

What To Know

  • This feature is available for the original Oculus Quest, Quest 2, Quest Pro, and the latest model, Quest 3.
  • To utilize the Office suite apps on their VR devices, users need to have and log into their Microsoft accounts.
  • The apps run on the cloud, resulting in small file sizes for quick downloads and the ability to run side by side for multitasking.
  • However, reports suggest that the VR experience of these Office apps may not be fully optimized, with users potentially encountering challenges such as tiny icons that may not work seamlessly in the VR environment.

Meta Quest users can now access basic Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, on their VR headsets. This feature is available for the original Oculus Quest, Quest 2, Quest Pro, and the latest model, Quest 3. Users can download these apps for free from the Meta Quest store.

The integration of Microsoft 365 app experiences for Quest was first announced during Meta’s Connect 2022 event. This partnership with Microsoft aims to provide users with access to Outlook, Teams, and a Windows experience.

To utilize the Office suite apps on their VR devices, users need to have and log into their Microsoft accounts. The apps run on the cloud, resulting in small file sizes for quick downloads and the ability to run side by side for multitasking.

However, reports suggest that the VR experience of these Office apps may not be fully optimized, with users potentially encountering challenges such as tiny icons that may not work seamlessly in the VR environment.

Additionally, typing on the Quest’s onscreen keyboard may not be ideal for extensive work, prompting users to consider linking Bluetooth accessories for more efficient input.

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