Streaming content online seems to have gone one step ahead with the digital media players. Chromecast is one of the affordable streaming devices that has made casting content from smartphone to TV a simpler task. Many Android and iOS apps are currently extending their support to Chromecast. Despite being used to playing games, Microsoft Xbox supports streaming content. Xbox can even be used to connect with Chromecast to seamlessly stream any of your favorite movies, TV shows, videos, and other content.
Steps to Setup and Connect Chromecast on Xbox
Configuring the Chromecast on Microsoft Xbox is simple to process. The steps below will let you set up and connect Chromecast on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
- Install the Google Home app on your smartphone
- Xbox console
- A Chromecast device
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Step 1: Plug in your Chromecast to the HDMI port of the Xbox console.
Step 2: Power on your TV and open the TV app on it.
Step 3: Use Xbox remote and select Connect your cable or satellite box by pressing the button ‘A’ on the Watch TV on your Xbox window.
Step 4: Now, wait for Xbox to recognize the device. When detected, you will see a message in the small frame “We’ve detected a signal from your cable/satellite box“.
Step 5: Click on the Next button at the bottom of the TV setup window.
Step 6: If you want to set answers to some questions later, then click on the Skip button to do it later or click the Next button to set up Xbox.
Step 7: Choose whether you want Xbox to open up with the home screen or TV app while starting by clicking on the ‘On start, go to Home’ drop-down menu.
Step 8: Just tap on the Next button to complete the setup process of Chromecast on Xbox.
Step 9: With this, you may find the Chromecast logo on your TV. Open the TV app to use Chromecast to stream content from your smartphone on the Xbox console.
Note: Try resetting Chromecast if you face any issues while using it by clicking on the All Settings option > select TV & OneGuide > choose Troubleshooting > click on Reset TV Settings on the Troubleshooting screen.
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How to Chromecast to Xbox using Smartphone
This method is possible if the app that you are streaming on your smartphone has the cast option. Here we have used Netflix to cast its content to Xbox One or 360 using Chromecast.
Step 1: Install and launch the Netflix app on your Android or iOS device from its respective app store.
Step 2: Log in with your Netflix account.
Step 3: Next, stream any of your favourite content and click on the Cast icon at the top.
Step 4: Now, select your Chromecast device and start watching it on Xbox.
If the app doesn’t have the cast option, the only possible way to stream is by screen mirroring your Android or iOS device.
Step 1: The first and most important step is to connect your smartphone and Xbox with the same internet connection.
Step 2: Go to the notification panel on your Android device. If you are an iOS user, go to Control Center.
Step 3: Select the Cast or Screen Mirror option.
Step 4: Choose your device from the shown result and watch your favourite movies or TV shows on the Xbox,
With these steps, you will be able to easily set up and connect Chromecast to the Xbox console. It works for most Xbox consoles, including Xbox One, Xbox 360, Xbox One X, Xbox One S, etc. So any Xbox user can easily start streaming their favorite content from Chromecast.
Chromecast can be connected and used to Xbox One. It takes a few steps to get the Chromecast to work on the Xbox.
If the Xbox One is not connected to a Wifi connection, then you must have a wired connection to the internet to cast.