Several other platforms like Steam, PlayStation, etc. offer family sharing for multiple users in the same household. The same game can’t be played at the same time across multiple accounts or devices, but can be shared within a household in the same way that physical media works.
Bryan Pace commented
Honestly I wouldn't even mind if to activate family sharing, you had to be listed as direct family on Facebook. That would prevent the vast majority of fraud from this method while still allowing people who live in the same house to share games without having to go through the HUGE hastle of attempting to share one Oculus account across multiple devices.
Ian Sewell commented
Returned second Quest because of this. Pretty ridiculous that I'd have to buy every game twice. I know some developers are making an end-run around this limitation, but it should be native.
Nathan Hicks commented
You need to stop bullshitting in your store too. “Family sharing” means sharing purchases with another account. See the icon I’ve attached? That’s the Oculus screen-casting icon. It’s called casting not family sharing. Don’t be ******** - if you don’t have family sharing, don’t get my hopes up like that!
Sharing games should be made available. Just attach the accounts to phone numbers or create a way to do it through bluetooth so the games could be shared when in close proximity.
I purchased two Oculus Quests so our family could play together but now I will be returning them after finding out there is no family sharing.
Matt Gibson commented
Wish I'd come here when I first bought the Quest to see if my son liked VR. If I'd looked sooner I'd have sent the thing back for a refund. Only found this thread now as I was halfway through ordering another headset and wanted to check if there was any addons I needed to buy to enable sharing for household multiplayer. Now that I find that isn't even a thing for Oculus, won't be completing my second headset purchase. Stuff the idea of having to purchase multiple copies of every game so his mother or I can play with him. Don't have to do it with Xbox, don't have to do it with PS4, not Apple or Google. Now Hashtag Puppies may think that's an 'entitled' point of view, but I couldn't give a rats. Until family sharing and multiple users are a thing with Oculus, then other platforms will be getting my money. Shame as it's a **** decent bit of kit with a good mix of games & apps. Without the flexibility of family sharing and multiple users, it's a bad investment unless you are a loner or orphan. On the bright side being a decent bit of kit makes the resale value 2nd hand viable, means I won't have lost too much when I sell it. Make it up to the boy with the new consoles by PS & Xbox, where we'll only have to buy games once to play with him. Teach the kid to spend money wisely, where you get value for your purchase. Entitled? No. Smart? Yes.
ENABLE SHARING AHOLES. WE BARELY CAN MAKE FRIENDS RELAX YOULL STILL GET ALL OUR MONEY. YOU BARELY MAKE GAMES DUAL BUY FOR OCULUS RIFT AND QUEST.
Evan Gusz commented
So many entitled people in these comments - as if you’re somehow OWED family wide app usage. You are not. Sorry, but you’re not owed anything and stop teaching your kids that they are as well.
You don’t like it? Then return your Quest. Trust me they’re not having problems selling them and your return is really only going to hurt you, not Oculus, not Facebook, and not the game devs. YOU.
Now, I would greatly appreciate it if there was some type of family sharing. Yes. It would help. Yes, it would be nice. And yes, you would be helping us out. But with or without it it’s a tremendous product. Nice work.
I just purchased 3 Quests otw now and I'm seeing here there is no family sharing so my kids all need the games I purchased? Return time
Corey Swerdloff commented
definitely need family sharing, as you advertise multiple people playing the game and being social, yet a family it is not very social for as we are not going to buy the same game three times for our kids to play with each other. should allow all users in a group up to like 5 to share title if in same group as long as main owns the title. like a Home designated xbox one, or apple product, or google play. This is absurd that you have no family sharing
Jerry Itoh commented
Does anyone know if Facebook is working on this or is it just a pipe dream :(
but so it's Clear I need this to happen!
Also, how is it that we don't have multi profile support on one headset, that should be a very easy thing to make happen. Only having one user for one headset for family and friend use doesn't make any sense. All game developers and even FB wants you to share your VR to people that don't have one to get more people interested but they don't even making a guest profile o.O
Jeff Pierre commented
I want to buy another headset for my son but without a family sharing account I have to buy all the games all over again if we want to play together. There should be a way to link accounts as part of a family group so we can share our games, apps, and purchases.
So...the apps say they HAVE Family Sharing, with that symbol that has two dots connecting to one (suggesting two headsets connecting to one app). When I contacted Oculus to ask about this, I was told something about screen casting. Screen casting is NOT family sharing (and has its own distinct symbol, btw). Also, screen casting does not need to be advertised as a feature of an app, as it is something done with devices. I am hopeful that Oculus will work on this very soon, and the contact I emailed said they are aware of the high demand for this feature and will announce it when it's available. Let's hope this really happens--and soon!
Cold Skwidde commented
How do you acess family sharing?
I just bought two Quest. Very disappointed that we won’t be able to play together after spending over $1000.
Lasse Soininen commented
+1 system closer to Google or Apple family app sharing. Basically no restrictions access to games for anyone in the family group. Single credit card access with controls for parent accounts.
Jens Rosso commented
Its the same as Multiple Useres! Please vote there! Over 5000 votes!
Shawn Marx commented
I'd ask to adopt a system closer to Google or Apple family app sharing. Basically no restrictions access to games for anyone in the family group. Single credit card access with controls for parent accounts. Personally, I'd be buying another headset for my wife if this was already available.
wait.. If i have one account and buy a headset for each of my kids, I have to buy the game twice? Esp for multi-player games they may want to play together?
Right now the headsets are backordered 3 weeks. If this is true I still have time to return them and cancel my order!
I was hoping this issue had been resolved by now. If I’ve missed the solution I’d appreciate it if someone with the answer on how to share games in a household would bump this thread. Our current solution is to not buy any more games from oculus. We use Steam VR instead and have no problems sharing.