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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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They also have to work with the updated drivers for video cards that are pushed out for the new OS

 

Joke is on you. The problem existed with the stock drivers from the insider preview build. (at least Nvidia, can't speak for AMD) 

On a more positive note, looking forward to your AR Cactus experiences on Quest store (hopefully)

nalex66
Volunteer Moderator
Volunteer Moderator

I just turned on my Quest 2, and I was surprised to find that I have v34 already. (It usually takes longer, but I'm not complaining!) Space Sense is pretty neat, but not great for seated use, as I can always see my legs outlined in pink. I'll just continue to use Stationary Guardian for seated use, which eliminates that issue.

 

Unfortunately, this update seems to have removed Stationary Guardian 2.0, which was introduced in v25 and eliminated the visible grid for Stationary Guardian (it ignored your controllers/hands, and simply faded to a passthrough view if your headset crossed the border). I've been using that a lot, and found it to be a big improvement over the older version (I don't need to see the grid if I'm not moving around). As soon as I booted up with v34, I was seeing the grid of my Stationary Guardian whenever I moved my controllers, and I don't see anything in the Settings menu to get back to an invisible stationary grid.

 

Edit: I've seen someone mention on Reddit that while setting up a Stationary Guardian, they got a notification that Passthrough Boundary was now the default setting rather than experimental. I definitely didn't see that, but maybe it means that Stationary Guardian 2.0 was pulled back when it went from experimental to default, and it will roll back out over time like some features do. I hope so, because seeing the grid all the time makes Stationary Guardian much less pleasant to use.

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AlexiTQ
Level 5

Oculus Link fixed yet?

OEJ
Level 2

I'm pretty bummed out I accepted Microsoft's invite to upgrade to Windows 11. Looking forward to Oculus/11 compatibility.

one month ago when I ask why my link delay in windows 11 they even doesn't tell me "Windows 11 is not yet supported"

@nalex66 Reset/Forget your guardian history and after a restart setup your stationary again.  This gives me the fade into passthrough without gridlines you want, and only when the headset approaches the boundary, not the controllers.

 

It's often a good idea to forget the guardian history, sometimes also Experimental settings as well after v.... updates.

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nalex66
Volunteer Moderator
Volunteer Moderator

Thanks, Tom. I tried that, but my stationary Guardian still shows the grid. I think it's just a slow feature rollout thing. I was going to try the Quest PTC to see if that got it back, but I'm not getting the option in my phone app yet.

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OculusSupport
Oculus Community Manager
Oculus Community Manager

Hey Scott-Jon, just jumping in here to share this link with you that will show even more of the voice commands that you can try out!

xeno3d
Level 6

I don't even have a a PTC toggle in my mobile app