The company believes the features can help increase household usage, as well as prevent piracy. It also expects more households to get multiple Quest devices in the coming years, which is why app sharing will allow a primary account holder to share their purchases across three devices in the future. The company also says it will evaluate whether it needs to adjust the number of devices and secondary accounts allowed as it receives feedback from its user community.
When app sharing launches next month, though, primary accounts can only switch on app sharing on one headset, even if they can log into multiple devices at once. Further, secondary accounts can’t share apps with other accounts, even if they were purchases made on that particular Quest. Take note that the only way a headset’s primary account can be changed is through factory reset.
The company is allowing developers to opt out of app sharing at the moment, but all new Rift or Quest apps submitted to the Oculus platform should have the feature starting on February 13th, 2021.