How to Cast from Your Smartphone to Xbox One and Xbox Series

Xiaobai Software  2022-07-15 18: 41  read 126 views

You have your phone in your hand and you want to share a video with friends or family gathered together.There are no wireless streaming options on TVs, no Chromecast, no Fire TV — just the Xbox One.Is there any way to cast to the Xbox One console?

Mirroring your phone to an Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S is simple thanks to Miracast, AirPlay and third-party apps.Here's what you need to know.

 

How to Cast from Android to Xbox One

If you're on Android, you might be able to cast to your Xbox One from your smartphone without installing any extra software.Thanks to the Miracast standard, Android devices can be mirrored to other hardware -- TVs, set-top boxes, media streamers, and game consoles.

However, not all Android phones can do this.Others have called the technology differently:

Samsung labels it Smart View (Quick Launch > Smart View)

LG means Wireless Display (Settings > Connected Devices > Screen Sharing)

HTC using HTC Connect (three-finger swipe up)

Sony calls it mirroring (Settings > Device Connection > Screen Mirroring)

If you're not using a phone from one of these manufacturers, check your device's support site for details.

When your phone is ready to cast, you'll need to install some software on your Xbox One.There are two options here:

AirServer($20): This is an expensive app, but supports AirPlay, Miracast, and Google Cast.That means you can mirror iOS, macOS, Chromebooks, Android, and even Windows 10.

AirReceiver($3): A cheaper option with a chance for a free trial.However, this app is limited to AirPlay and Google Cast.

Both offer free trials to help you figure out which product is right for you.Pick one that fits, install it, and you can cast your phone to your Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.

Can you Airplay to Xbox?How to Use iPhone Screen Mirroring to Xbox One

If you use an iPhone, AirPlay is built-in, enabling instant streaming or mirroring from your device to an Xbox on the same network.This means you can use Airplay to stream to an Xbox One or Xbox X|S.However, you'll still need one of the third-party apps listed above.

To activate the mirroring feature on iOS, swipe up to open the Control Center and select Screen Mirroring.When your Xbox One is listed, tap it to start mirroring to your Xbox via AirPlay.

How to Cast to Xbox Using YouTube

Want to share that awesome new YouTube video with the people in the room?If you have the YouTube app installed, streaming directly to your Xbox One is the best way.You can find it in the Microsoft Store.

This solution works on Android and iPhone devices, as well as iPads.

In addition to the YouTube app for Xbox Series S and Xbox One, you'll want to make sure of two other things:

1. Both the Xbox One and your mobile device are on the same network.

2. You are logged into the same account on both devices.

Once done, find the video and click the Cast button in the video window.This will bring up the Cast to menu, which will list the appropriate devices on your network, tap the XboxOne option.

 

Note that "XboxOne" is the default name for your console -- you may have changed this name before.Now you can start streaming YouTube videos to your Xbox One using your device.

Set up your phone as a DLNA server and stream to Xbox One

Another way to stream video, audio, or photos from your phone to your Xbox One is to use DLNA.

Android only, this option turns your phone into a media server.Using the Xbox One Media Player app, you can browse the device, find the file you want to watch, and stream it on your network.

First make sure your phone supports DLNA.On Android:

1. Click Settings

2. Using the search function, enter "dlna".

3. Click on Media Server

4. Click to share media

You can also set a specific server name if you wish.

 

 

Note that some Android devices may not support DLNA.Again, check your device's support page for details.

To view media content on your phone from your Xbox One, install the Media Player app.

1. Browse to the Store app

2. Search for "media player"

3. Click Get

4. Wait for the app to install

5. Click Start

You should see the phone listed with the name you set.Select this and then agree to connect on your device.After a few minutes, an interface will appear.Just find what you want to watch, hit play, and stream it from your phone to your Xbox One.

Control your Xbox One with your smartphone

In addition to casting video to the Xbox One, you can even control the console with your smartphone.

Xbox

 

 

First, consider installing the official Xbox app for your phone.Once signed in with your Xbox account, you can use it to:

Browse your library

Chat with friends

buy new games

Turn off and on the host

...and more

These features make it a great option for interacting with your Xbox One on the go.

Download: Xbox app (free) for Android | iPhone

xbStream

 

If you're looking for a remote option to replace your Xbox One controller, app developer xbStream, meanwhile, has released a controller app for iPhone and Android.This can be used as a replacement or additional controller - useful for multiplayer sessions.Meanwhile, the app can even stream games to your phone while you're playing, though you can't screen share with this Xbox app.

Download: xbStream (free) for Android | iPhone

Share the fun: Cast from your smartphone to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One

You might be surprised to learn that there are so many options for streaming media from your phone to an Xbox Series X or Xbox One.Let's review:

Streaming with AirServer on Xbox One and Miracast on Android

Streaming with AirPlay on iPhone, again with AirServer

Cast YouTube videos from your phone to the Xbox One app

Set up your phone as a DLNA server, then browse and stream content to your Xbox One

You can even interact with your Xbox from your smartphone using a dedicated mobile app.

All in all, you now know how to cast to your Xbox One or Series X|S console and are ready to stream video content from your phone to your Xbox.

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