How To Connect Xbox 360 To PC
Provided you own one, you should know how to connect your Xbox 360 to a PC if you want to be able to share your music, pictures or videos stored on your computer with your console. This is handy for when you want to show pictures or videos on a larger TV, or when you want to play music using your TV during a party. It is fairly simple to connect an Xbox 360 to a PC, and can be done in five minutes.
To connect an Xbox 360 to PC, you will need:
- An Xbox 360
- A PC
- An Ethernet cable or wireless adaptor
- Connect your Xbox 360 to your home network. To do this, you can either use an Ethernet cable (one side of which needs to be plugged into the back of the Xbox and the other side needs to be plugged into your router) or a wireless adaptor (available for the Xbox 360 at most retail stores). You will know that the Xbox is connected to the internet if it successfully connects to Xbox Live or passes the connection test.
- Turn on media sharing. To enable your console to stream media from your PC, it needs to be running Windows Media Player. In Windows Media Player, click the "Stream" section, followed by "Turn on Media Sharing". This will turn on media sharing.
- Now choose what you wish to share. Open the Windows Home Server Console, click 'settings' followed by 'Media Sharing' and choose what you wish to share by checking the boxes.
- Now view what you wish using your Xbox. From the dashboard, go to Picture Sharing, Video Sharing or Music Sharing - depending on what you wish to see, and everything you checked should successfully be viewable, meaning that you successfully connected Xbox 360 to your PC.