Can I Connect My Xbox One to My Laptop?

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Can I connect my Xbox One with my laptop? of course, you can! Laptops come in wide range now and one can handle a whole company with the help of a PC. Playing games on laptop is a very interesting time passing thing to do. 

People have been making good money just by playing games on their laptop but there are some games that are only made for playing consoles. But there are hacks and tricks for everything that is connected with a computer.

Benefits of Connecting Xbox One with Laptop

There is a huge benefit of playing Xbox One games on laptop. Think for yourselves, if there is a FIFA match that your family does not want to miss, you will have to unplug your Xbox. So, the benefit is that you can carry your laptop anywhere and play without anyone wanting to intervene. 

Also, the display on the laptop seems crisper and you can see more details of the game. There are different methods of connecting your Xbox One with Laptop. Try out our following mentioned methods and let us know which one worked best in your case.

Method 1:  Connecting Your Xbox One with Laptop via HDMI Cable

Following are the steps connecting your Xbox One with your laptop.

Step 1: connect the power cable to your Xbox One and turn on the console.

Step 2: plug your HDMI cable into the output port of your Xbox One.

Step 3: plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the input port of the laptop.

Step 4: Select the video source on your laptop.

Method 2: Connecting Your Xbox One with Laptop Wirelessly

Following are the steps to connect your Xbox One with your laptop if you don’t have an HDMI cable. Remember, you will be needing:

  • Fast internet connection
  • Laptop or a PC with windows 10
  • Xbox One

Step 1: Open Xbox App on your laptop.

Step 2: Create an account or login into your account.

Step 3: Click on ‘Connection’ icon that is located on the above of ‘Settings’ icon on the left sidebar of the app’s dashboard.

Step 4: Click on ‘Xbox One’.

Step 5: Click on ‘Stream’.

Step 6: Click on ‘Continue’. 

If this does not work then try the next method.

Method 3: Connect Your Xbox One Controller with Laptop via USB

Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Take your Xbox One controller and connect a micro USB charging cable onto the top of it.

Step 2: Connect the other end of the USB cable with the laptop.

Please Note: your laptop should configure automatically.

Method 4: Connecting Your Xbox One Controller with Laptop via Bluetooth

Step 1: Turn on your Xbox One.

Step 2: Hold and press the Xbox buttons and Bind all together for the three to four seconds – you will see backlight flickering on the buttons.

Step 3: Go to computer ‘Settings’, then click on ‘Devices’ then ‘Bluetooth and Other Devices’.

Step 4: Enable the Bluetooth.

Step 5: Select ‘Add Bluetooth’. It will start searching for nearby Bluetooth devices.

Step 6: Select the ‘Xbox Elite Wireless’ or the ‘Xbox Wireless Controller’. Select the Elite one if you are using the version. System will automatically configure the controllers.

Method 5: Connecting Your Xbox One Controller with Laptop via Xbox Wireless Adapter

This device can be bought online or from the store that is used to connect your Xbox One with a computer.

Step 1: Plugin the device into the laptop.

Step 2: Go to the ‘Bluetooth’ and use the method mentioned-above. The ‘Adapter’ will show up under the option ‘Other Devices’. If it appears, it will mean that installing is also done automatically.

Step 3: Turn on the Xbox controller.

Step 4: Hold and press the Xbox Wireless Adapter and the Bind button – you will see a small light flashing on the device. The controller will also flicker lights and once the lights stop flickering then it means that both are synced and connected.


When you connect your Xbox One with your laptop, you will be able to stream and record the games as well. All of these methods require Windows 10 and any of its versions.

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