As an Xbox enthusiast, you might often wonder if it’s possible to connect your Xbox console to your Mac and play your favourite games on it. Yes, it’s possible! This blog post will walk you through the process of setting up your Xbox to play on your Mac.
What You’ll Need
Before we begin, here’s what you’ll need:
- An Xbox One console
- A Mac with OS X Yosemite or later
- A copy of the game streaming app OneCast (paid or free trial)
- Your Xbox controller
The Step-by-Step Guide
Step 1: Install OneCast
First, you would need to download the OneCast app, a third-party Mac application that allows Xbox One consoles to stream games to Mac computers. Visit the OneCast website and download the app. Once downloaded, simply install it on your Mac.
Step 2: Connect Your Xbox One Console to Your Mac
Now, you need to connect your Xbox One to the same network as your Mac. You can do this either through a wired or wireless connection. The wireless way is by far the most popular. It’s simple and fast. To do this:
On your Xbox: 1. Go to Settings 2. Click on Network 3. Choose Network settings 4. Check if your console is connected to your network
On your Mac, click on the Wi-Fi icon and make sure it’s connected to the same network.
Step 3: Pair Your Xbox One with OneCast
Now that both devices are on the same network, it’s time to pair them. Open OneCast and click on “Register Xbox One”. If your Xbox One is on and connected to the same network, OneCast should find it and display it in the list. Click on “Attach” to pair your Xbox One with OneCast on your Mac.
Step 4: Connect Your Xbox Controller
Now, it’s time to connect your Xbox controller to your Mac. You can do so via Bluetooth. To pair the controller:
Playing Xbox on your Mac is as simple as that! With the OneCast app, you can enjoy your favorite Xbox games on your Mac without having to buy a separate gaming PC. Have fun gaming!