Possible Ways to Mirror PC to Xbox One

Last updated on January 22, 2019 by

A home entertainment center is a great way for families to have recreation and bonding. Microsoft developed Xbox One gaming console as a center of entertainment attainable just by staying in house. To build an entertainment center, you need to set up with the best budget speakers, computer and your Xbox one. However, it is very important to know the proper and specific ways to mirror PC to Xbox One, which is the most challenging part. Unfortunately, most of the time you find solutions online that don’t work because of tricky and unclear instructions. That being said, this article will show you feasible methods in the right manner.

Simple Ways to Mirror PC to Xbox One

Mirror PC to Xbox One by Using Films and TV Apps

Xbox One is the successor of Xbox 360. From the name itself, Microsoft introduced this gaming console on the market as an all-in-one entertainment system. Moreover, this gaming console has deep links integrated in its system, which enable users to communicate easily with a popular operating system like Windows 10. One of the apps from Windows 10 PC that can recognize Xbox One is Films & TV App. To mirror PC to Xbox One, here is the simple guide to follow:

Windows Films and TV Apps

  1. Make sure that both the Xbox One and PC are connected to the same wireless network.
  2. From the folder, find the video that you are trying to display on your Xbox One.
  3. Right-click the video and hover to “Open with”. From the selection that is shown, tap “Films and TV” program.
  4. The video will automatically open and start playing. On the player, click the ellipsis icon on the player and then tap “Cast to Device” and wait until your Xbox One is detected from the list of devices.
  5. Click Xbox One and your video should be playing on your Xbox One system.

Mirror PC to Xbox One with HDMI Cable

Another way to stream a video to your Xbox One is by using HDMI cable. This process is very simple and easy to understand. Moreover, this process can help you to free up some HDMI ports on your TV. This could be done by connecting your HMDI cable from PC to Xbox One and then the Xbox will detect your PC as Cable or Satellite Box. To get this done, here is the step-by-step procedure on how to mirror PC to Xbox One for you:

cast PC to Xbox One with HDMI cable

  1. Turn on your Xbox One and make sure to connect your PC and Xbox One on the same network.
  2. Connect your HDMI cable to your PC and at the back of the Xbox One, look for the HMDI port and plug in the cable. Once connected, begin by clicking “Settings” on your Xbox, scroll down to select “TV & One Guide” and finally hit “Audio and video”.
  3. To cast PC to Xbox One, you need to click on “HDMI” button from Audio and video tab. And then Xbox One should cast the picture from your PC which means that the PC was detected by Xbox One.
  4. Click through setup Wizard by tapping “Next” from Let’s watch TV tab, next, tap “Skip” from Let’s set up OneGuide tab. Proceed by clicking “Skip” again if you do not have Kinect.
  5. Move on by clicking “Next” from the Sharing Settings tab. Finally, click “On start, go to TV” from the drop-down menu and proceed by hitting “Next”.

Conclusion

That is how you stream PC screen to Xbox one. You can do it wirelessly by using Films and TV app by Windows or via HDMI cable pass through. Either approach will help you mirror your PC to Xbox One the right way. If you find these methods helpful or have other good recommendations, feel free to drop us a message on the comment area below.

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Posted by: on August 10, 2018 to Tips and Resources, Follow me on Twitter.Last updated on January 22, 2019

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