This article explains how to use your laptop as a monitor for your Xbox. If you want to play games exclusively on your Windows 10 or 11 PC, you can download select digital Xbox Play Anywhere titles to your device from the Microsoft Store. If you’re interested in a streaming-style service, another option is to sign up for an Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. The Ultimate version provides more flexibility for playing on other devices if you change your mind.
To connect your PC to your Xbox One console:
- On your PC, open the Xbox Console Companion app and choose the Connection icon on the left side (looks like a little Xbox One).
- Choose your Xbox, and then choose Connect.
- From now on, the Xbox app will connect to your Xbox One automatically, as long as it’s on.
Note: if you need to find your console’s name, on the console, press the Xbox button to open the guide, and then select Profiles & system (your account icon) > Settings > System > Console info. If you need to find its IP address, in Settings, choose General > Network settings > Advanced settings.
How Do You Play Xbox on a Laptop?
- Turn your console on and then open Settings. Find and select Device & connections.
Navigate to Remote features.
- Tick the checkbox next to the Enable remote features box.
Navigate to Xbox app preferences.
- Choose Allow connections from any device. Alternatively, you can also select Only from profiles sign in on this Xbox console for additional security.
Now, return to the Remote features menu and select Test remote play to verify that your internet can handle the bandwidth load and complete the setup process.
Start Playing Xbox Games Using the Laptop’s Screen
Launch the Xbox app on your Windows laptop.
- Find the console icon next to the search bar at the top of the application.
Click on the icon to start streaming your Xbox console to your laptop. You will need to make sure you leave your console on while you’re playing.
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