Oculus Developer Hub (ODH) is a standalone companion development tool that positions Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 headsets in the development workflow. It streamlines app development experience by surfacing a collection of frequently used solutions in different forms and sizes. Some common solutions include:
Setting up ODH with the Oculus headset is quick and easy. It’s a cross-platform desktop tool, which runs on the macOS and Windows operating systems. Before you begin the setup process, get your Oculus Quest or Quest 2 headset and a USB-C cable.
To use ODH features, you must connect an Oculus device to the computer.
Open ODH, go to My Device, and check the device status.
It shows the device ID and status as connected and active.
If you’ve multiple headsets, repeat the steps to connect other headsets.
ODH offers an option to connect the headset wirelessly to the computer using ADB over WiFi.
After you’ve connected the headset to ODH over a USB-C cable, on My Device, under Actions, turn on ADB over Wi-Fi.
The status under ADB over WiFi changes to enabled.
Disconnect the USB cable from the headset to continue using your headset wirelessly.
Note: ODH comes bundled with ADB, which means that you don’t need to install ADB version on your own. In case you already have a different ADB version running on your computer, there are chances you may encounter conflict between ADB instances. In such case, use the existing ADB version from your computer by changing the ADB path. Go to Settings and modify the ADB path to let ODH use the ADB instance located on your computer.
By default, the proximity sensor is enabled to ensure that the headset goes to sleep when not in use. Guardian creates a virtual boundary to ensure your safety when you’re immersed in the VR experience. During the development phase, it’s safe to disable these features to have an interrupted development experience without wearing the headset and calibrating it to capture screenshots or record videos.
On My Device, under Actions, turn off Proximity Sensor and Guardian to keep the headset in the active state.
Note: Disabling the proximity sensor means your device will not go to sleep and can result in unexpected battery drainage. We highly recommend that you either leave the device charging or enable the proximity sensor when you’vw finished capturing media.
Give your devices nicknames to make them easier to identify, especially when you have multiple devices connected to ODH.
ODH maintains a regular update cadence to ship new features and important bug fixes. It supports auto-update and you will be prompted to install the new release when it becomes available.
Once you’ve configured ODH and the headset, these topics will help you learn more about ODH features: