How to Use a Laptop as a Monitor for Xbox One

If you have an Xbox One, you probably want to use it for more than just gaming. The Xbox platform lets you stream certain services through the device, which can be a really nice added perk for getting this gaming console. Many people also want to play games through a laptop rather than having to use a TV for the display part of the gaming experience.

You can use a laptop for your monitor for your Xbox One. Setting this up is easier than you might think as well. You will just need to install an app on your laptop and then change a couple of settings in the application to be able to set up this useful way of connecting your laptop to your Xbox.

How to Set Up Your Laptop to Use it With Your Xbox One

1. Install Xbox App for PC

You will need to install an app called Xbox for PC on your computer. This is a commonly used item to allow computer gamers to play on their gaming laptop and access the benefits of gaming via Xbox One at the same time. Microsoft offers the app, so you can trust that it is safe to download and has connected support features that you can use as well.

2. Change Settings

You will then need to open the app on your PC and click the “consoles” option in the top right of the screen. You will click on Xbox. This will allow the Xbox to connect to your laptop. There will be a loading screen, and then you will see the Xbox startup screen.

3. Pick and Play Games

You should now be able to connect to the Xbox and pick any game that you want to play with the use of your laptop as the monitor and with the laptop keys for your play controls. You can also use the three-button menu in the app to change some other settings or if you want to send feedback or disconnect. The full-screen mode selection is in this menu as well.

Your Xbox One will always be in standby mode when it is connected to your laptop. You will not need to turn on the Xbox before you start playing. You will just connect to your Xbox, and it will connect through the app. You can even play games on your PC when you are on vacation since the Xbox One will be in standby mode.

There are also other perks like Xbox Game Pass and the Xbox One gaming community that are on offer to those who are connecting through the app. This is a great way to make Xbox gaming just like computer gaming if that is your preferred way to play video games.

Xbox One Works Really Well With Your Laptop

If you have decided that you really don’t like the use of an Xbox One gaming controller or you want to be able to play Xbox One games when you are away from home, this method of connecting your Xbox One to your PC is ideal. You can make your Xbox One very portable with this simple workaround and enjoy your Xbox One in new ways.

This article was last updated on April 10, 2023 .

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