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Do I need a TV to use PSVR 2? How to connect PSVR 2 to TV


Updated: Feb 22, 2023 3:09 pm
Do I need a TV to use PSVR 2? How to connect PSVR 2 to TV

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Sony has revealed quite a lot about the latest PSVR 2, which is set to release on February 22, 2023. We’ve learned some interesting facts regarding the specs, features, games, and capabilities of PSVR 2. Needless to say, fans are only getting more excited with each passing day.

Sony PSVR 2





4 embedded cameras for headset and controller tracking​ IR camera for eye tracking per eye


Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)​ Attachment Sensor: IR Proximity sensor

Display resolution

2000 x 2040 per eye OLED panels

FOV (field of view)

Approx. 110 degrees

Refresh rate

90Hz, 120Hz

The company has published an in-depth FAQ on the upcoming release, which it will keep updating before, during, and after the launch of PSVR 2. 

NOW READ: PSVR 2 Unboxing & first impressions

If you want to know whether you’ll need a TV to use PSVR 2, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve found the answer for you!

Does PSVR 2 Require a TV to Work?

You will need to use a TV when you’re initially setting up your PSVR 2. However, you can use it without your TV. Furthermore, your PS5 menus will be directly displayed on your headset without the need to connect it to your TV. You can turn off your TV while you’re playing PSVR 2 games, as its gameplay doesn’t require a TV. 

It’s vital to note Sony has also included a UI for PSVR 2, similar to the UI for PS5 when watching on a TV screen. There will be minor optimizations when you’re viewing this UI through your PSVR 2 headset.

The optimizations will include the layout for sections such as the Create menu and Control Center, the rendering of the font for optimization, and the position of the notification display.

Moreover, if you’re playing with a TV, you will also be able to switch between PSVR 2 and PS5 games seamlessly.

How to connect PSVR 2 to TV

Well, you’ll need a PS5 first. But the PSVR 2 setup process is super simple and way less arduous that the mess of cables needed for the original PSVR. All you need to do is plug in the USB type-C cable to the corresponding port on the front of the PS5.

Does PSVR 2 Require a TV to Work?

You’ll need some sort of screen for the initial setup, but afterwards you can just use the headset.

How long is the PSVR 2 cable?

The included USB Type-C cable is approximately 4.5m (14.7 ft) long.


If you’re eager to know everything about the PSVR 2, you’re in luck, as we’ve written a lot of pages about the PSVR 2. For your convenience, we’ve listed it all below!

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