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.
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.
Family/Household sharing is a must! I refrain from buying new games because I want to play with my partner and we don't want to buy games twice.
Just bought a quest for my brother. Seems pointless for him to have to buy games that I already have when we are in the same household.
For example: he wants to play the Vader Immortal series on his own time, rather having to share my 1 headset. Hence why I decided to buy him his own
Poor form from Facebook that oculus does not have family sharing, have just bought two headsets but have to buy the game twice!!!. Will not be recommending this to others until this is fixed. It takes a bit of the fun out of it if you can’t play with family or friends.
Holy cow! I was just about to order the Oculus Quest, as I thought about checking for multiple user profiles. As others write, it is a MUST for families.
I will see if there are alternatives. I will NOT BUY an Oculus quest while there are no multiple user profiles.
Tyler L Hickernell commented
We have two quests and we really need multiple save slots and the ability to share games. If it is a multiplayer game I get having to buy two licenses, but for single player games we shouldn't have to buy the game twice! We also need a way to switch accounts on the quest without a factory reset! That is just absolutely ridiculous. Get it together Oculus or I will just go back to purchasing on steam which does have family sharing.
Sylvia Ward commented
Totally agree. We have a Rift S and are considering getting a Quest so multiple family members can play together. I didn't expect to have to buy the games more than once. That is very disappointing.
This is basically the same thread as "Multiple Users", make your vote count and visit that thread and vote:
Also, don't forget to vote here so we can get some attention to this subject.. Thanks!
That's true! We want to be able to play the same game within a household, with friends and family, without having to buy it twice or multiple times! It's not fair that we have to buy it again just so we can all enjoy the same game!
Irene Pavico-Tsukayama commented
We’d love to buy another Quest so my wife and I can both have one and play together but not if we have to purchase the games 2x.
Rex Berry commented
Definitely a must for my family. I didn't even consider that this wouldn't be an option before I bought it. I would have chosen a different brand if I had known. What did I expect from Facebook though. A platform on it's final stretch before joining Myspace.
Terrible monetization plan to have families with kids pay for the same titles multiple times . Oculus Quest could have been a truly revolutionary product with a proper go to market plan leveraging the first opportunity for wireless multiuser co-operative room scale VR experiences in consumer price range. Most of the users in this segment of multiple device ownership are families with kids. This stupid sales strategy is now a massive barrier to entry for just that segment.
Jeffrey Ballagh commented
Make your vote count. This is the same as the “Multiple Users” topic that currently has the most votes. Vote there instead/also.
Yeah, oculus team, We have three kids and my wife and i would like to use quest as well! How can you get us Family membership to share one oculus between our family members? Google does it, a lot of other ones do as well! Thanks
Katherine Switch Rossiter commented
The fact that this still isn't an option angers me so much. My wife and I have a CV1 and an S. She bought hers first, so that's where all of our purchases have been consolidated... which means that I can't have my own in-game friends, high scores...
This is a major drawback to the platform.
Yeah what a bummer. Would like to buy more headsets for the kids to share but too expensive if I have to rebuy every app. Come on oculus lift your game