Sometimes on a fine Sunday when you wish to have a good marathon video game on your LED TV screen your family may think of planning a Sunday movie on the same TV set.

This situation shall not bother you as you can use the utility of connecting the Xbox system to your laptop and then use the laptop screen as a means to play the video game. The connection only requires a small HDMI kit to take on the cables and the user guide manual. 

This article talks about some ways to connect the Xbox system to your laptop’s monitor.

How to Use Laptop as Monitor for Xbox?

Lets discuss the process of using laptop as monitor for xbox with the help of the following steps:

  1. See to it that the laptop and the Xbox system both support HDMI output. This can be used as a means of connection between your Xbox and your monitor. The HDMI cannot be used as a means to send signals of nay form from the laptop to the Xbox. 
  2. Then pull on an HDMI cable from the HDMI toolkit. Plug it in the laptop’s HDMI port and then plug its other end into the HDMI port of the Xbox. Make sure the connections are not loose and the system is charged at least more than 65%.
  3. Move on to the Display Settings of your laptop. They may be present in the Personalization option of the Control Panel Menu.
  4. Then move on to the “System Settings” of your Xbox and then set up the settings as per your preferred choice. The brightness, contrast and the sharpness needs to be adjusted and then the settings need to be optimized so that no screen fluctuations happens while playing the video games.

You can also check our recommendations on the best Cheap Gaming Monitors for Xbox One.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can laptop be used as a screen for Xbox 360?

Yes it can be employed as a screen for Xbox 360. The steps to initiate the setup between the Xbox 360 and the screen are very similar as compared to that of any Xbox console. The only thing to consider is that HDMI cable is employed in making the connection and not any other cable.

How to connect Xbox to windows?

This connection either uses an HDMI connection or a display card utility. The settings need to be optimized before the video games are played on the windows screen. You need to go on to the Display settings of the system and the Xbox to adjust the contrast, brightness and sharpness of both the devices and see to it that the optimization of both the devices is set at the best parameters.


So, you need to have a very keen check-up of all the settings that your system and the Xbox can support. For this you just check the HDMI port on both the system and the Xbox. Sometimes it happens that the HDMI kit does not have the HDMI cable available in it.

So you need to use an HDMI cable exclusively for this purpose hence arrange for one. These HDMI cables are easily available in the appliances store of any brand.

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