How to Connect Xbox to Laptop? Step by Step

How to Connect Xbox to Laptop? Step by Step

How to Connect Xbox to Laptop? How do I set up my Xbox to connect with my laptop? It’s a commonly asked question among many gamers and here’s how you can accomplish it:

Open the Companion App on your gaming footloose console (Xbox). The Windows search bar can also be used to find it.

If you still cannot find it even after this, maybe installing it from the Microsoft Store will work. Plus, update DirectX 12 just to ensure smooth gameplay no matter what games are being played on PC or Console.

Inside this tab, you’ll be able to see which console is connected to your computer – click on its name and then proceed through each step that follows until eventually connecting successfully for the first time.

Once this has been completed, opening up the app should automatically lead toward connecting every single time thereafter – so long as both devices are active and switched on at all times!

Connecting your Xbox to your laptop

Before connecting, make sure to have the following:

A stable internet connection – it should have at least 5MB of speed or around 10mbps for even better performance.

Update all computers with the latest Windows! Go to windows update and download new versions of what you need such as 3D Graphics Card Drivers, Sound Card Drivers, and related updates if necessary.

If your model number is below then please know you may not be able to play some high-end games smoothly without any lag:

Intel Core i5 (or newer) Processor; NVIDIA GTX 900 Series GPU (or above); 8GB Ram memory; SSD Solid State Drive.

Minimum system requirements – these will vary depending on what games you’re planning on playing and how demanding they are but as long as your computer meets these standards then we shouldn’t have any problems: Intel Core i3 Processor or AMD equivalent; 4 GB Ram Memory or higher; Integrated Graphics only.

Are laptops compatible with Xbox monitors?  

You can connect your laptop screen to your Xbox using an HDMI cable. This isn’t a wireless connection, so make sure you have the necessary things. You need an HDMI – Before you use it, do check if it works on other devices such as your TV.

The latest Xbox app is already installed on your laptop. You can either use that or simply download the latest Xbox app that Windows has announced.

Your laptop needs to be fully charged and running the game before connecting them together with this cord.

It’s important to keep both machines connected while playing video games because this reduces the strain put on the battery when doing so (lessening its lifespan). Don’t forget to turn on the Xbox as well!

 Xbox and laptop connected via HDMI 

To connect your laptop to the Xbox One by way of an HDMI cord, follow these simple steps:

Turn off both devices before connecting. Plug one end of the cable into the back of your laptop and plug the other end into a port on the back of your TV or monitor.

Select extend from a drop-down menu and choose either HDMI or Monitor. Whatever you choose, just make sure the other end is the same.

Finally, turn both devices back on. Your PC screen will automatically switch over to whichever device is selected as extend.

PC and Xbox Controller: How to Connect Them?

You would want to use the official Xbox controller to play digital games on your PC. Connecting them via Bluetooth is easy.

Switch Bluetooth on your laptop by pressing Win+I keys at the same time or through Settings -> Devices ->Bluetooth and other devices ->Add Bluetooth and other devices->Bluetooth.

Your computer will begin searching for any BlueTooth-enabled device nearby. Power up the Xbox controller and press the pairing button for a few seconds until it enters Pairing Mode, indicated when its logo starts flashing.

You’ll then see its name show up on your screen; left-click on it and presto! Connected!

From the Xbox One App or Xbox Console Companion, you can stream your games 

To stream your favorite game to other devices, follow these steps:

1) Go to Settings in the Xbox App.

2) Scroll down and click on Device Connection.

3) Check Allow Game Streaming to Other Devices and Allow Connections from Any Device Connected to Your Local Network.

4) Now you can stream your games anytime!

Is HDMI compatible with Xbox on laptops?

Yes, but only if your laptop includes an HDMI port or you can buy an adapter to use one.

What are the steps for playing Xbox games on a Windows 10 laptop?

Just log in with your Microsoft account on the Xbox Live app and then start playing games through the Xbox Play anywhere feature. However, be aware that this only works if you have a computer running Windows 10 because of some features it requires.

Final Thoughts

Connect your Xbox to any laptop running Windows 10 either by using the Xbox Console Companion or connecting them via HDMI. A wireless method and a wired method are available. Choose whichever seems more convenient for you and start playing console games on any device!


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In addition to his passion for technology, Bilal Khan is also interested in travel, computer hardware, and software.Khan spends his time reviewing the latest pieces of hardware on the market and keeping up with the latest news in technology.Drop him a line if you have any questions!



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