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Quest build v34 release notes

Oculus_RyanS
Oculus Community Manager
Oculus Community Manager

These features and enhancements will become available starting the week of November 1st, 2021.

Guardian

  • With this release we’re introducing Space Sense to Guardian. Space Sense allows you to see things like people and pets entering your Play Space when using Roomscale Guardian. To enable Space Sense, navigate your Settings > Experimental features. Learn more about Guardian and Space Sense.
    • Please note this feature is only available on Quest 2 headsets.
    • Space Sense is not available for Stationary Guardian.
  • In addition to Space Sense, we’re currently testing additional guardian features as part of this release. Keep in mind that these features are still in development and won’t be seen by all users.
  • We’ve improved notifications when you enter a low-light situation and are at risk of losing tracking.

Horizon Home

  • We’re introducing a new personal workspace environment in Horizon Home today, so you can trade out that snowy mountain lodge for something a bit more professional if you’re sitting down to get some work done.

2D Apps for Multitasking

  • We’re introducing 2D apps to the Oculus Store. The first apps available in the Store are Facebook, Instagram, Smartsheet, and Spike. More apps will follow soon. Developers can get started building and testing PWAs today and we’ll share more about when you can submit to App Lab soon.
  • 2D apps take advantage of Quest’s powerful multitasking features. You can turn on the latest multitasking features by enabling “Multitasking” in the Experimental section of the Settings app.

Android Phone Notifications

Standby Battery Life

  • We’ve adjusted battery parameters to increase the standby life on Quest and Quest 2 headsets.

Link and Air Link

  • We’ve enabled secure pairing for Air Link to enhance security and improve your experience for Air Link. Users who have V34 on both Quest and PC will experience a new and improved pairing flow for launching into Air Link.
  • For best performance on Link and Air Link, please use Windows 10. Windows 11 is not yet supported with our Oculus PC software.

Voice Commands

  • You can now do more with Voice Commands. With this release, you can now ask about the weather, enable or disable the Oculus Move tracker during your next workout, and other general questions. You can also use Voice Commands to control your media and open your settings. Learn more about supported Voice Commands.
  • Example commands include:
    • Weather: “What’s the weather like today?”, “What’s the weather for tomorrow?”
    • Media Control: “Pause”, “Resume”, “Next”, “Go back”
    • Oculus Move: “Show activity tracker”, “Hide calorie tracker”
    • General Questions: “What is ten to the power of forty three?”, “What is 20 Celsius in Fahrenheit?”, “How many calories in three eggs?”

Public Test Channel (PTC)

  • Quest Public Test Channel (PTC) is an early access program for Oculus Quest software releases. By signing up, you can get early access to the unreleased software version ahead of the public release.
  • See here to learn more about how to sign up for PTC.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the progress bar was showing incorrect information when downloading a game or app.
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LameDuckWarrior
Level 7

Don't tell your community they should stay on Windows 10 after the release of the new OS.

Steve Jobs once told his customer base to put duct tape on their brand new $1500 phones.

Don't be that guy.

julienkay
Level 5

The secure pairing for Air Link link doesn't seem to work for me.

 

EDIT: Documentation pages are online now.

Oculus_RyanS
Oculus Community Manager
Oculus Community Manager

Thanks for the flag! I've updated the link to a better one.

CactusCowboy
Level 4
  • For best performance on Link and Air Link, please use Windows 10. Windows 11 is not yet supported with our Oculus PC software.

 

The hell are you guys doing? It's more than one month after Win 11 release. Not even mention all the time with the public insider preview you could have been testet this with. How is this possible for a software/hardware company that big as Facebook/Meta? Don't you have an internal ticketing system for these dramatic upcoming environment changes? Maybe spending less time making CGI Videos for Connect and rather work on actual issues would bring you guys closer to the "metaverse".

nalex66
Volunteer Moderator
Volunteer Moderator

Lots of good stuff there! The link to learn more about PTC doesn't seem to work, though (It takes me to a "Whoops, looks like you're lost" page).

 

This is the correct link.

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Oculus_RyanS
Oculus Community Manager
Oculus Community Manager

Clearly I'm having a bad link day. I guess the vanity link isn't live yet. I've swapped to the direct one.

Fang333333
Level 4

Meanwhile the Rift S I bought 2 years ago, and use for flight training, won't even install the software.

 

I have 0 choice to go back to Windows 10. I have no idea how a company can continue to sell their products on Amazon, knowing full well the Hardware isn't compatible for the current OS.

 

This was my first Oculus purchase. I was so happy before Facebook took over. How can I EVER trust your products again? I dropped $400 for hardware that became "obsolete" and unused in under 2 years.

 

I invested an entire computer system for this setup, and now it just sits. I should have gotten the HTC.

 

Oculus... Err. Meta, CLEARLY does not understand how much they are destroying their new brand, before it even launches. 

 

Every month that my Oculus Rift S goes unused, is another month I am behind. No one cares. Glad Quest users got a fancy update. I'll NEVER buy Oculus again. Never. And I spread the word everyday. I literally stopped my friend from buying a new Quest for his daughter. They were excited by my gameplay streams, but when I told them it no longer works, they went to a different brand.

 

Shame on Oculus and/or Meta

LameDuckWarrior
Level 7

I'm in the very same boat and it seems to be getting larger.

Oculus_RyanS
Oculus Community Manager
Oculus Community Manager

Hey guys, the team is hard at work on getting Windows 11 certified, but there's a lot that goes into the process. They also have to work with the updated drivers for video cards that are pushed out for the new OS. Even after the software for the headsets is ready, it's even possible individual games can lag behind. I really appreciate your patience on this and I'm looking forward to letting you all know it's ready to go!