Are you traveling and aren’t sure if there will be a compatible TV in your hotel room? Or do you want to use the TV but find that your family is busy watching their favorite show? You will probably have to use your laptop as a display monitor for your Xbox One in these situations. But many people have a common question regarding this- how to use laptop as monitor for Xbox one?
Here I will tell you exactly that. So let us dive in without any delay.
There are two ways you can make your laptop act as a monitor for your Xbox One console and play games on it. Here I will discuss both of them. They are:
Know that your laptop needs to come with an HDMI input for connecting it to the Xbox One. Now, most laptops do come with one, but the issue is that the HDMI connection turns out to HDMI output.
As a result, with this, you will be able to project or transmit your laptop’s screen on another monitor/screen, but another device won’t be able to project its screen on your laptop. So what’s needed is an HDMI input. But if your laptop doesn’t have one, you need to buy an HDMI output to input capture adapter and then install it.
Once you have done that and have the HDMI input feature, then you need to follow the below steps:
If you can’t convert your HDMI output port to an input one, then there’s no need to worry. There’s another way you will be able to game on your laptop, and that’s with the help of an Xbox app.
In the newest Windows 10 update, you will be able to stream your game directly to your desktop, laptop, etc., by using the Xbox One app. This is easy to do since the connection between your laptop and Xbox One is created normally with the help of a WLAN/LAN. Here’s how you can set it up:
Note that there are some minimum requirements that you need to keep in mind for the Xbox One app:
The above stated are the two ways you can use your laptop as a display monitor for your Xbox One. Note that one option is not in any way better than the other. So you should choose the one that’s most convenient for you.
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