Oculus launches multi-user accounts and app sharing next month


The company believes these features can help increase home use and prevent hacking. He also expects more households to get multiple Quest devices in the coming years, which is why app sharing will allow a master account holder to share their purchases across three devices in the future. The company also says it will assess whether it needs to adjust the number of devices and sub accounts allowed as it receives feedback from its user community.

When app sharing launches next month, master accounts can only enable app sharing on one headset, although they can sign in to multiple devices at once. Also, secondary accounts cannot share apps with other accounts, even if they were purchases made on that particular quest. Note that the only way to change the master account of a headset is to factory reset.

The company is allowing developers to turn off app sharing for now, but all new Rift or Quest apps submitted to the Oculus platform are expected to have the feature starting February 13, 2021.

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