Second Screen And Streaming
The Xbox SmartGlassapp provides extended functionality on Xbox One, allowing devices running Windows Phone, Windows 8, iOS and Android to be used as a companion device for Xbox One features, such as powering on the console, a remote control, accessing messages and the Activity Feed, purchasing content, and providing integration with certain games and content. The SmartGlass app can also be used to stream live television to Android and Windows devices if the console is using a USB digital television tuner.
On Windows 10, SmartGlass is succeeded by the Xbox App, which supports the local streaming of games from Xbox One to personal computers and tablets running Windows 10. An Xbox One controller must be used, but Windows-compatible headsets and microphones can be used for voice chat. Games requiring Kinect are not supported, while Game DVR and online streaming are not available while using this functionality.
Per a partnership with Oculus VR, users will also be able to stream Xbox One games to the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset by means of Xbox app for Windows 10 as of 2015 there were no immediate plans for direct integration between Xbox One and Oculus Rift.
How To Connect The Cable From The Xbox 360 To The Tv
Now it’s time to connect the appropriate cable from the Xbox 360 to the TV.
Here’s how to attach the different cables to the Xbox and the TV:
- VGA HD AV: Plug the larger end into the Xbox and the other end into the TV. Match the red and white cables with the red and white ports on the TV.
- HDMI: Connect both ends to HDMI ports on the Xbox and the TV. Both audio and video are carried on the same cable.
- Composite AV: Attach the larger end to the Xbox and the other three cables to the matching colored ports on the TV.
- Component HD AV: Connect the large plug to the Xbox, then match the red/green/blue video cables with the same port colors on the TV. Also, connect the red and white audio cables from the other set on that same cable. Then you need to set the switch on the A/V connector for your TV or monitor. Choose HDTV if the display supports a screen resolution of at least 480p, otherwise switch it to TV.On a high-definition TV, if the cable has a yellow RCA composite video connector, leave it disconnected. To connect to a standard TV, use only the yellow, red, and white connectors don’t use the other connectors.
Not all TVs look like the one pictured above. Older models have the A/V ports but not HDMI, and some newer ones might not have a VGA option.
Connect A Wireless Xbox 360 Controller To A Windows Pc
If you own a wireless Xbox 360 controller, you can connect the Xbox 360 wireless controller to a Windows PC with an Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver. Then you can follow the steps below to setup a wireless Xbox 360 controller on a Windows PC and to play games with it.
Step 1. Prepare an Xbox 360 wireless gaming receiver. If you don’t have one, you can purchase a wireless receiver on Amazon, which may cost you about $10 to $20.
Step 2. Insert the gaming receivers USB connector into an USB 2.0 port on your Windows computer.
Step 3. Once it is plugged in, you will see a green light appeared on the receiver, which indicates that the unit is working properly.
Step 4. Install software to make sure the gaming receiver and the wireless Xbox 360 controller to properly sync with one another.
Step 5. Then you need to turn on the Xbox 360 wireless controller. Press and hold the Xbox Guide button to turn on it.
Step 6. On the gaming receiver, press the Connect button. It is a small circular button located near the middle of the receiver.
Step 7. The lights on the controller and on the receiver will flash green, which indicate that the device is trying to establish a connection. When the lights stop flashing and one of the lights around the Guide button remains lit, this means that the controller is connected.
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Today were taking a look at how you can take a Microsoft Xbox 360 controller and configure it to work with everything from your favorite emulators to old and new PC games. Whether you want the authentic feel of a controller in your hand when you play old school games or youre looking for a gentle-on-the-wrists way to play modern games, its easy to set up.
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The wired Xbox 360 controller is USB, so using it for PC gaming is easybut things get a bit more complex if you have a wireless controller. Lets take a look at how you can enjoy wireless gameplay on your PC while minimizing the headaches.
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Connecting To A Windows Computer
How To Pair Your Controller To Your Pc
The only thing left to do at this point is to sync your controller to the new wireless receiver. If youre an Xbox 360 user porting some or all of their old controllers to their PC, then this process will seem very familiar, as its only a hair different than the process of pairing controllers with the actual Xbox 360.
Press the button on the receiver then, immediately after, press the connect button on your wireless controller .
The green ring of lights on the Xbox controller will rotate around and then the controller will signify which controller it is by lighting up the appropriate quadrant .
One final step you may wish to take, even though its not required to get the controllers to work, is to , it adds in a really convenient function: you can tap and hold the Xbox logo on the controller to get a battery status check.
Thats all there is to it! Before you dash off to play, however, we strongly recommend bookmarking, Evernote clipping, printing, or otherwise saving this tutorial if you have an aftermarket dongle. As we mentioned at the start, if you unplug the receiver you have to go back into the Device Manager and install the drivers again.
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How To Set Up A Static Ip Address On Your Xbox 360
It is very important to setup a static IP address, if you are going to use port forwarding. When you set up port forwarding, your router forwards ports to an IP address that you specify. Without setting up a static IP address port forwarding will probably work when you initially set it up, but after restarting your Xbox 360 it may get a different IP address. When this happens the ports will no longer be forwarded to your Xbox 360’s IP address. So the port forwarding configuration will not work.
What is an IP address?IP addresses are four sets of numbers separated by periods that allow computers to identify each other. Every computer has at least one IP address, and two devices should never have the same IP address. If they do, neither of them will be able to connect to the internet. There is a lot of information at the following link. You don’t need all of it. But if you want to know more about how networks work, you’ll find it there. For more information on IP addresses, subnets, and gateways go here
Setting up a static IP for your Xbox 360.
Step 1:Turn on your Xbox 360. You should now be at the following page.
Step 2:Use the right bumper on your controller to scroll over to the Settigns category heading. Make sure that your cursor is highliting System, then push the A button.
Step 3:Highlight Network Settings from the list, then push the A button.
Step 5:Highlight Configure Network, then push the A button.
Step 6:Highlight the IP Settigns area, then push the A button.
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How To Hook Up An Xbox 360
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This wikiHow teaches you how to hook an Xbox 360 up to a television or monitor.
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Sync Your Xbox 360 Controller To Your Console Wirelessly
Using your Xbox 360 controller wirelessly eliminates the need for cables and is the most convenient way to set up your controller to an Xbox 360 console.
To set up your Xbox 360 controller wirelessly, simply:
Once your Xbox 360 controller and console are both synced, and both show solid green lights, you are ready to start using your wireless Xbox 360 controller.
Initial Unveiling And Launch
Prior to the official unveiling, a rumor had circulated that the next Xbox console would be an “always on” system requiring a persistent Internet connection, though Microsoft had not confirmed this. This had drawn some concerns from consumers, which were heightened when Microsoft Studios employee Adam Orth stated in a message in April 2013 that said, “Sorry, I don’t get the drama around having an ‘always on’ console…Every device now is ‘always on.’ That’s the world we live in. #dealwithit”. Orth’s message drew further ire towards Microsoft, with concerns about digital rights management and practices against the sale of used games with an “always on” unit. Orth opted to leave Microsoft a few days later due to the backlash. Despite Microsoft’s statements following the situation, denying the rumors, the mood it created lingered over the next several months.
In response to these pre-launch changes and a belief that Microsoft’s initial decisions for the console were in poor judgement, journalists and consumers jokingly gave the Xbox One nicknames such as the “Xbox 180”, in reference to the Xbox 360 and Microsoft’s decision to reverse its controversial decisions, and “Xbone”, suggesting that the company was “throwing a bone” to consumers by making these changes.
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How To Install A Knockoff Adapter
If youre stuck with one of the lower-quality knockoffs, were sorryby comparison, its a huge pain. Fortunately for you, its not hard to get them up and running as long as you know the completely non-intuitive way to do it.
First, plug your device into your computer. We recommend plugging it directly into a port on the back. If you must plug it into a USB hub, make sure its a powered hub. Wed also recommend picking a port that youll be able to leave the device more or less permanently attached to. Whenever you unplug it, youll need to repeat the annoying steps were about to outlineso youll want to leave it plugged in at all times, if you can.
Lets emphasize that last point again: with the majority of aftermarket adapters weve come across if you unplug the adapter you have to repeat the annoying multi-step installation process. In my experience, it was worth the extra money to buy another genuine adapter just to avoid this hassle.
With the adapter plugged in, navigate to the Windows Device Manager. Press the Start button and type device manager to access it. Look under Other Devices in the list of devices under the entry for your computer.
We know its quite nondescript, but unless you have multiple Unknown Devices on your PC, that little Unknown device entry is your knockoff Xbox 360 controller adapter. Right click it and select Properties.
Select the Driver tab in the Unknown device Properties box and then click Update Driver.
Connect Your Xbox 360 Controller To Your Console With A Cable
Aside from a wireless connection, using a wired connection to sync your Xbox 360 controller to your console is also relatively straightforward.
To connect your Xbox 360 Controller using a cable, simply plug in your Xbox 360 lead to the top port of the controller.
Then plug the lead itself into one of the USB ports on the front of your console.
As soon as you press the controller’s Guide button, the controller and console will automatically sync, and you’re ready to use your controller. You can also connect your Xbox controller to a PC with a cable.
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