Wireless Display: Stream Windows & Android to Xbox for Free @ Microsoft

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This previous post was expired on 30th March so sharing to those who missed it and its available for free.

Wireless Display
The same casting experience available on Microsoft's Surface Hub and Windows has finally arrived on Xbox One!
Microsoft's Wireless Display app lets you wirelessly project your Windows or Android based devices to your Xbox One.

  • Instantly share photos you've just taken with family and friends without having the photos sync through a cloud service.
  • Share video clips you’ve recorded with family and friends
  • Project your favorite websites with Microsoft Edge to the biggest screen in your house
  • Mirror your Android games to your TV so your friends can watch
  • Play your PC games on your Xbox while using the Xbox controller as a gamepad
  • Use your PC on your Xbox One and use the Xbox controller as a mouse/keyboard

Note: Projecting protected content, like Netflix and Hulu are not supported

Credit to altomic for steps on previous post
To get it working:
Install and launch the app on Xbox, then within Windows press Win+P and select 'Connect to a wireless display'. Then you should see your full desktop/application on your Xbox!

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Comments

  • +2 votes

    Neat. Would be even better if you could use it through ethernet.

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      I know right?!? I’ve been HANGING for a discrete device that I can plug into my TV and cast - I mean - wirelessly stream content from my Android phone over WiFi…!! The future is now, I’m excited…

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      In a new windows update it apparently can now use ethernet if it's available. However it still requires wireless for the initial connection. (Which seems bonkers, but nevermind)

      Not all Wireless cards are compatible though, it must support Miracast. And all vendors seem to be terrible at communicating what does and doesn't. The method for checking if your computer works on Miracast lies (Running Dxdiag, exporting results to text file and checking at top if miracast compatible.) Best way I've found is Goto command prompt and type in NETSH WLAN SHOW DRIVERS, down bottom should say if both your GPU and Wireless card support it.

      It's only Intel's wireless cards that Miracast works for, but they don't sell desktop cards direct. As a general rule of thumb, I think I've worked out so far. If got a relatively new laptop with an Intel chip, it should be supported. If got a desktop with a TP-LINK or D-LINK, basically the dedicated network companies who design their own hardware, it won't work. Wireless cards from companies who license and build (ASUS, ACER, etc), generally are ok as most of them seem to license Intel's wireless chips, but need to check on a card by card basis.

      If it works for you great. If it doesn't, trying to fix why is a pain and generally requires buying a compatible wireless card which will sit dormant beyond a simple handshake to establish the connection.

      Oh yeh, add to that the Xbox one accepts Keyboard/mouse input now. But won't pass that through to the PC, through the wireless display app. So need to control the PC keyboard/mouse with a controller. Hopefully they'll patch it eventually.

      Oh yeh, and can't stream protected content. So no watching films you've legally downloaded or other protected content (Netflix). As always, pirated content is fine rolls eyes

      Overall, I'd recommend just getting a Raspberry Pi and mirroring through that if on ethernet. (Only down side is the Xbox Wireless Controller adapter isn't supported, so can't have more then 1 controller wirelessly connected.)

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    How much does it normally cost?

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    could use for streaming? leave the window open on your computer for OBS/streamlabs and then just play on your Xbox as normal. Then you have a feed being provided directly to your PC for capture.

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      Other way round. Steams your PC to Xbox

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      As Ben0551 said, this works the other way around.
      But Windows 10 already has the Xbox app to connect to your Xbox One and stream it to your pc.

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        yeah that's what I must have been thinking of, I thought it was already somewhat native but never used it.
        Thanks for clearing up :)

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    There's also AirServer for xbox, lets you play music on xbox and watch video from iOS devices, it doesn't always work but if you keep pressing play it starts eventually.

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    cool, thanks.

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    Man I wish this worked on Original Xbox. Every year it gets harder to justify owning the big green…

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    Good to see it back.

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    If I'm streaming on my phone and use Wireless Display, does the traffic get offloaded from the phone to the xbox the same way it does with Chromecast (ie phone can go to sleep and stream keeps working)?

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      I would like to know this also

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      I don't think that's the purpose of this. It's for streaming content from your device to your wireless display client (eg xbox) , not for handing off streaming content sourced from a third party.

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      No it does not, it uses Intel wireless display, just meant to act as a wireless monitor rather then a device with the apps built in. But you should be able to cast YouTube to the Xbox from your phone and run it while the device is locked.

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    Any chance this works on my 360?