No, but you can if you want. here’s how
Updated: Mar 7, 2023 3:43 pm
If this is your first time using the VIVE XR Elite, you may be wondering “do I need a TV to use VIVE XR Elite?”. It’s quite a valid question as many VR headsets require a screen not necessarily to use, but at least to set up, the PSVR 2 being the most recent example. However, the PSVR 2, or indeed any console VR experience won’t be truly standalone, like the Vive XR Elite.
HTC Vive XR Elite VR headset
Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2
1920 x 1920 per-eye
Not reported, comes with a hot-swappable 26.6Wh Battery
So, no, you don’t need a TV to use the Vive XR Elite. Everything is done in-headset, however, there is more to this questions than that.
Do I need a TV to use VIVE XR Elite?
Again, no. You do not need a TV to use VIVE XR Elite. It is a standalone VR headset that does not require any base stations to work. You can simply put on your headset and use it in the following three ways:
- Start PC VR streaming: Install the VIVE Streaming app on your PC and connect your headset to get started.
- Use VR from your phone: Install the VIVE Manager app on your phone and dive into VR.
- Ease into VR directly: Just put on your headset and get started.
You don’t really need a TV to connect your XR Elite headset. However, you can still connect to a TV by mirroring your PC or mobile screen on your TV. To do so, you will need to mirror your compatible Android smartphone to a TV.
But a TV is not really required for your VIVE XR Elite to work. It is a standalone headset like Oculus Quest 2 that allows you to play games without a screen or a PC.
But if you wish to enjoy PC VR content, you can stream the content over Wi-Fi or connect your headset to your PC via USB-C to do so.
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