How to Stream Music and Video to Xbox One from Windows 10 PC

You can stream music and video from your Windows 10 PC to Xbox One using Play To feature in Xbox One. So before doing anything else it’s important to enable PlayTo on Xbox One.

stream_music

Enable Play To on Xbox One

By factory settings of Xbox One, Play To comes enabled, however it makes sense to just check it incase someone changed it without your notice!

1. From Xbox Home, press Menu button on controller and go to Settings.

Xbox One Menu - Settings

Xbox One Menu – Settings

2. In Console Settings, select Preferences.

Xbox One Preferences

Xbox One Preferences

3. Under Notifications, select Show notifications.

4. In the System & App  section, Allow Play To streaming must be checked.

Xbox One Play To Streaming Enabled

Xbox One Play To Streaming Enabled

Next step is to add your Xbox One console in Windows 10 devices:

Add Xbox One to Windows 10 Devices

1. On Taskbar click on Action Center icon and click All Settings.

All Settings

All Settings

2. In Settings app, click on Devices.

Settings -  Devices

Settings – Devices

3. Under Connected devices, click Add a device.

Add a  device

Add a device

4. Windows 10 will now search for Xbox One console on the same network. Make sure your Xbox One is turned ON and it is connected to internet via same network. It is important for your computer and Xbox One to be on same network, for instance connected to internet via same Wi Fi router, else the console will not be found.


Xbox One gets listed

Xbox One gets listed

5. Select XboxOne (if you have renamed your console, that name will appear here), it gets listed under Other devices. You may close the settings app now.

Xbox One added to Devices

Xbox One added to Devices

Start Streaming!

Stream Music to Xbox One from Windows 10

1. Right-click on the music track which you want to stream, and select Cast to Device > XboxOne.

Cast to Device

Cast to Device

2. You will see a Player pop-up, you can add more songs and enjoy streaming music!

Cast Music to Xbox One

Cast Music to Xbox One

Stream Video to Xbox One from Windows 10

1. Launch Movies & TV app on your PC. If you have already used this app, you may be aware of how to add your content into this app. Within the app you have to click on SettingsChoose where we look for videos. You can click on and start adding your videos.

Add your Video files to Movies & TV app

Add your Video files to Movies & TV app

2. Play the video which you want to stream. Click on Cast to Device icon which is the first icon in the Movies & TV player’s user interface and then select your Xbox One console. The video will get streamed to Xbox One.

Cast Video to Xbox One

Cast Video to Xbox One

Share it with your Friends

Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.

  • Joel0903

    Soo, has anyone EVER gotten their console to show up in the list?

    • djkevinjames

      Yup, works great here for Youtube.com tab in Chrome. If I try to cast audio from Google Music or cast my whole screen to the xbox one, it will not work.