Voice commands make life easy. And so do Meta Quest voice commands, too. In this article, you’ll learn everything about the Oculus/Meta Quest voice commands and a list of the best commands you can use immediately on your Quest headset.
Here’s a quick overview of the contents of this article.
- The most useful Meta Quest voice commands
- What are Meta Quest voice commands?
- How to trigger a voice command?
- How to use voice commands on Meta Quest?
- Complete list of Meta Quest voice commands
- Things you can’t do with voice commands
- FAQs about Meta Quest voice commands
If you have any questions regarding the Oculus voice commands, please leave them in the comments section below.
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The Most Useful Meta Quest Voice Commands
Don’t have time to read our entire guide? Here are the most useful Meta Quest voice commands we recommend you try out today:
- Open up a specific app or settings screen on your Meta Quest
- Take a picture of your game quickly
- Ask about the weather outside
- Open up a specific website or trigger a search query on your headset.
As well, here is a summary of what we’ll cover below:
|Most Useful Commands||The voice command feature can be enabled through the Universal Menu by selecting the gear icon for Settings and choosing Voice Commands from the Quick Actions menu. The Oculus button can be used as a shortcut to activate voice commands.|
|Meta Quest Voice Commands||The voice command feature on Meta Quest allows users to perform various actions, like launching apps and navigating settings, without the need for touch controllers or hand-tracking. This feature is currently available only in the US and in English.|
|How to Trigger a Voice Command||Voice command feature can be enabled through the Universal Menu by selecting the gear icon for Settings and choosing Voice Commands from the Quick Actions menu. The Oculus button can be used as a shortcut to activate voice commands.|
|Using Voice Commands||This article provides an extensive guide to using voice commands on the Meta Quest virtual reality headset, including how to trigger and use them, the full list of available commands, and FAQs. It also discusses the limitations of the feature.|
|Complete List of Commands||The article provides a comprehensive list of Meta Quest voice commands, covering aspects like device control, media and capture, social interaction, Oculus FAQs, playback control, health tracking, content and apps access, weather inquiries, and miscellaneous queries.|
|Viewing and Deleting Voice Commands||The current voice command feature does not support purchasing apps and games, updating specific settings, or providing specific game support. The article suggests that enabling or disabling certain features, like hand tracking, and allowing game developers to incorporate voice commands into their games would enhance the user experience.|
|Limitations of Voice Commands||Voice commands can be used via a shortcut (double press the Oculus button), through the settings, or with the “Hey Facebook” wake word. The latter is an experimental feature currently available only on Quest 2 and requires users to log in with a Facebook account.|
As you can see, you can use voice commands on your Quest VR headset to do many things. Check out the complete list of Meta Quest voice commands below.
Before that, we’ll review the feature and outline how to trigger a command.
What are Meta Quest Voice Commands?
Meta Quest allows you to use your voice to answer your questions and get certain things done on the Quest. The voice commands feature uses your voice to let you perform various actions without the need for touch controllers or hand-tracking.
These commands come in handy when you are in the middle of an intense match or don’t want to put in the effort to get certain things done.
From navigating settings, launching apps, getting weather updates, or enabling your favorite feature on Meta Quest, voice commands are there is to help you through and make sure your experience on the Quest is seamless.
Note that the voice commands feature is only available to Quest users in the USA, with English as the default language.
How to Trigger a Voice Command on Meta Quest?
This step-by-step guide shows you how to activate and trigger voice commands on the Meta Quest.
Total Time: 3 minutes
Go to the Universal Menu
On your right touch controller, press the Oculus button to open the universal menu.
Go to Settings
In the universal menu, go to Settings by selecting the gear icon.
Select Voice Commands
Select the voice commands option (near the mic icon) from the Quick Actions menu.
In the voice commands window, select Start Setup.
Between Continue Setup and Set Up Later, choose one option for you and then select Enable Shortcut. This allows you to use activate voice button by double pressing the Oculus button.
Alternatively, you can manage this feature in Settings > Device > Voice commands and skip the Oculus button shortcut.
That is all!
The voice command feature will now be enabled on your Meta Quest. It’s time you start using voice commands.
Check out how to do that below.
How to Use Voice Commands on the Met Quest?
You can use voice commands on the Quest in three ways. The third feature is a fresh addition to the Quest that Facebook recently enabled.
Use Voice Commands Using Shortcut
If you activated the Oculus button shortcut, press the button twice and give a voice command when prompted. Choose a voice command from the above list or try saying “What can I say” to open up the list of supported voice commands on the Quest.
Use Voice Commands from Settings
As a second option, you can press the Oculus button on your right Touch controller and open the universal menu. Now, select Settings > Quick actions > Voice commands icon. Once prompted, give a voice command to get started.
Use Voice Commands with “Hey Facebook” Wake Word
Some users can now use the “Hey Facebook” command as an experimental feature on Quest 2 to activate voice commands. To opt-in for “Hey Facebook,” you must log in to Quest with your Facebook account. Here’s how to use voice commands on Quest 2 with “Hey Facebook.”
Press the Oculus button on your right Touch controller to open the universal menu. Now, go to Settings > Experimental Features > Turn on “Hey Facebook”
Note that the “Hey Facebook” feature may affect the performance of some apps. If that happens, the feature will turn off itself and notify you. You can still directly access the feature from Home.
With three different options, there are many ways to activate Meta Quest voice commands on your headset.
Complete List of Meta Quest Voice Commands
Here’s the full list of Meta Quest voice commands you can use on your VR headset.
|Device control||Open Library / Open Search / Go to Store|
|Open Oculus TV / Open TV / Go to TV|
|Open browser / Open internet / Go to browser|
|Open Settings / Go to Settings|
|Shut down / Turn off / Power off|
|Exit app / Go to Home|
|Open experiments / Open Quick settings / Open device settings|
|Turn the volume up / Turn the volume down / It’s too quiet / It’s too loud|
|Turn on passthrough / Turn off passthrough|
|Quit / Stop|
|Go to sleep|
|Restart / Reboot|
|Go to WiFi / Open WiFi settings|
|Change Guardian / Change floor height / Change to room scale|
|Open device settings / Open quick settings / Open experiments|
|Media and capture||Start casting / Stop casting|
|Take a picture / Take a photo|
|Show me my photos / Show me the camera roll|
|Start recording / Stop recording|
|Start live stream / Stop live stream|
|Social||Who’s online? / Show me who’s online|
|Start a call / Create a party / Open parties|
|Open my profile / Show my profile|
|Open messages / Open chats|
|Show me events|
|Oculus FAQs||How do I center my view?|
|How can I log out?|
|How do I change my background?|
|How do I check my battery level?|
|How do I cast what I’m seeing in my Meta Quest 2?|
|How much storage do I have left?|
|How do I reboot?|
|How do I set up Guardian?|
|How do I pair my phone to Oculus?|
|How do I change my profile picture?|
|How do I reset my controllers?|
|How do I connect to WiFi?|
|How can I factory reset?|
|Playback||Pause / Play / Resume / Stop|
|Go back / Go to previous / Previous one|
|Next one / Go to next|
|Oculus Move||Enable health tracker / Disable health tracker|
|Show activity tracker / Hide activity tracker|
|Show calorie tracker / Hide calorie tracker|
|Content and apps||Open Blade and Sorcery / Open Beat Saber / Play Amazon Prime Video / Play Netflix|
|Find racing games / Find adventure games / Find puzzle games|
|Open wikipedia.com / Open facebook.com / Open instagram.com / Open youtube.com|
|Show me puppy videos / Show me space videos / Show me nature videos|
|Weather||What’s the weather like today? / What’s the weather like this evening?|
|What’s the weather like next Monday? / What’s the weather like on November 11?|
|Is it going to be hot at 1 pm? / Is it going to be cold at 6 pm?|
|Miscellaneous||Any question you might want to ask|
How to View Recent Voice Commands
You can check and review the recent voice commands you have used from the Meta Quest app on your mobile phone.
- From your mobile device, open the Meta Quest app.
- Click your profile picture in the top left.
- Tap Account Settings, then hit Voice Activity.
How to Delete Your Recent Voice Commands
From this same menu, you can delete your history of commands too.
- From Voice Activity, tap Clear All.
- Tap OK to confirm you want to delete the list of commands.
Things You Can’t Do With Voice Commands
While Facebook has been consistently adding new voice command options to the headset, there are still a few things that you can’t do yet.
Buy Apps and Games
This one might be a safety risk, but you can only scratch the surface regarding the Meta app store. Currently, voice commands only let you search and discover games. Then, you need to take over control with your controller to navigate and finish any purchases.
It would be nice if Meta provided a safe way to complete game purchases.
Update Specific Settings
There are voice commands for opening up your settings and other menus in the interface. However, you can’t update many of your settings with your voice.
It would be nice to quickly enable or disable hand tracking and other experimental features when they start acting up.
Specific Game Support
All current Meta Quest voice commands revolve around the main operating system. It would be nice if Meta would open voice command support to game developers. Then, you could control specific games with your voice.
For example, how cool would it be to give specific voice commands to your computer teammates in a first-person shooter game? Or use your voice as God in Deisim? The possibilities would be endless.
FAQs about Meta Quest Voice Commands
How do you see the recent voice commands you’ve given?
You can see the recent voice commands on the Oculus mobile app. Open the Oculus app and tap your profile picture in the top left corner. Go to Account settings and tap Voice Activity.
How do I delete the list of spoken commands on Meta Quest?
Open the Oculus app and tap your profile picture in the top left corner. Go to Account settings and tap Voice Activity. Under Voice Activity, select Clear All followed by OK to confirm.
What is the difference between voice commands and voice dictation?
With Voice Commands, you can perform certain actions on the Quest using your voice. On the other hand, Voice Dictation is a speech-to-text functionality that uses a microphone and speech for typing in place of a keyboard.
Does Facebook collect any information when I use Voice Dictation?
Meta says the system “creates a short recording and transcription to process.” On the completion of dictation, Quest deletes the voice recording and transcription unless the user chooses to provide feedback on the feature experience.
Are Oculus Quest and Meta Quest the same thing?
Yes. In 2021, Facebook rebranded Oculus to Meta to match their new corporate vision. Oculus and Meta can be used interchangeably.
Meta Quest voice commands are a great way to get things done quickly on the VR headset. Meta has been releasing new commands every so often to give you new ways to interact with your headset.
What do you think of these voice commands on Meta Quest? Would you like Meta to add more commands to this list?
Let us know in the comments section below.