Are you a Mac user who enjoys playing Xbox games with friends, but struggling with how to join an Xbox party? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. While the Mac operating system doesn’t natively support Xbox’s party chat feature, this can be easily bypassed with the help of a few applications. This blog post will guide you step by step on how to join an Xbox party on your Mac.
What You’ll Need
- Xbox App or Xbox Console Companion App (For Windows users)
- OneCast (For Mac users)
Step 1: Download and Install OneCast
OneCast is an application that allows Xbox One streaming on your Mac. It offers a 14-day free trial, which is perfect for our purpose. You can download it from OneCast’s official website.
Step 2: Set up OneCast
After the installation, open OneCast. Click the Register Xbox One button to connect the application to your Xbox One. Make sure both devices are connected to the same network.
Step 3: Download Xbox App on a Windows Computer
If you don’t have a Windows computer, you can borrow one from a friend for this step. Download and install the Xbox App (or Xbox Console Companion App if you are running a version later than Windows 10). Log in to your Xbox account.
Step 4: Start a Party on the Xbox App
On the Xbox App, start a party with your friends. Once started, leave the party open.
Step 5: Stream Xbox One to Your Mac
Now go back to your Mac and open OneCast. Click Stream to begin streaming your Xbox One to your Mac. Now you are virtually in your Xbox environment through your Mac.
Step 6: Join the Party
On the OneCast interface, navigate to the party you started on the Xbox App and join it. Congratulations, you’ve successfully joined an Xbox party on your Mac!
Although there isn’t a direct way to join an Xbox party on Mac, with the help of OneCast and a Windows computer, it’s possible. We hope this guide was helpful and you’re now ready to enjoy Xbox parties from your Mac. Happy gaming!