How To Connect Xbox One & Series X|S to TV Without HDMI: Step-by-Step

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What To Know

  • You can stream from your Xbox to a laptop or smartphone using the Xbox app, and then mirror cast the gameplay to your TV without an HDMI connection.
  • Connect your Xbox One or Series X|S to a laptop with a video capture card, and then mirror the display onto your TV.

Connect your Xbox to your TV without HDMI effortlessly with our guide.

Whether your HDMI port is occupied or you simply need alternative methods, we present six solutions to link your Xbox One or Series X|S to your television, with no HDMI required.

Dive into seamless gaming with these innovative and easy-to-follow connection strategies.

2 Wireless Ways

1. Stream Xbox to a Laptop (Windows) or a Smartphone (Android/iOS)

Diagram of Xbox streaming to laptop and mobile phone then cast to TV

By utilizing the streaming capabilities of your Xbox and casting the content to your TV via a computer or mobile device, you can achieve seamless gaming on the big screen.

In the following section, we’ll provide a step-by-step guide to setting up wireless streaming for your Xbox Series X|S.

Xbox Series X|S

Stream on Computer

Before you start streaming on a computer, make sure to enable the Xbox console remote features.

You’ll need to connect your Xbox to your TV using an HDMI cable.

After the Xbox is connected to your TV, go to SettingsDevices & ConnectionsRemote features and check the Remote Feature box.

Enable the Xbox Remote feature on Xbox Series S

After enabling the Remote Features, you can follow the steps below to stream content from your Xbox to your PC:

  1. Download the Xbox app from the Microsoft Store.
    Xbox app from the Microsoft store
  2. Open the Xbox app and sign in using your Microsoft Account (make sure to use the same account on both the Xbox app and the Xbox console).
    Sign In feature from the Xbox app
  3. Turn on your Xbox console so that the streaming feature can appear on the Xbox app
    The console is being highlighted after Sign In on Xbox app
  4. Once the streaming feature is available on the Xbox app, select your Xbox console from the console list menu by clicking on the Xbox console logo next to your gamertag on the top of the app.
    The Xbox console is on and prepare to play remotely

To show content from your Xbox Series X|S on your TV, you can use the mirror cast feature to cast the content from your PC to your TV.

Stream on a Smartphone

The process for streaming on a mobile device is similar to streaming on a PC.

Before you start streaming on your smartphone, make sure to enable the Xbox console remote features.

  1. Download the Xbox app for App Store(iOS) devices or Play Store (Android).
    Xbox app on iPhone from the App Store
  2. Turn on your Xbox console. 
  3. Open the Xbox app on your mobile phone and sign in using your Microsoft account (make sure to use the same account on both the Xbox app and the Xbox console). 
  4. Select the Xbox console logo on the top of the screen in the Xbox app.
    The Xbox app interface on iPhone showing that the game is ready to remote play
  5. Select Remote Play On This Device to start streaming from your Xbox to your mobile phone.
    Remote play on this device feature from the Xbox app on iPhone

You can now cast the content from your mobile phone to your TV using the mirror cast feature.

Please note that there may be some input lag when streaming content this way.

Xbox One

For Xbox One consoles, you can only stream content to a Windows PC using the Xbox Console Companion app.

Follow the steps below to learn how to set up streaming for your Xbox One:

  1. Turn on your Xbox One console.
  2. Download the Xbox Console Companion app from the Microsoft Store on your Windows PC.
    Xbox companion app from Microsoft Store
  3. Open the app and go to the Connection tab with the Xbox console logo on the left menu sidebar. 
  4. Click Add a device
    Add the device button from the Xbox console app
  5. You will need the IP address from your Xbox One console. To find the IP address, head to SettingsNetwork settingsAdvance settings.
    The advanced settings showing the IP address of the Xbox Series S
  6. Enter the IP address of your Xbox One to the Xbox Console Companion app and press the Connect button
    The IP address is being entered in the Xbox Console App
  7. To start streaming, join a game on your Xbox One and the streaming feature will appear in the app

At this point, you’ve successfully streamed the content to your PC, and you can cast it to your TV via mirror cast.

2. Connecting Xbox One to a TV via Your Laptop Using a Capture Card

Another way to connect your Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S to your TV is by using a video capture card to connect your console to your laptop. 

When everything is connected, you can cast the content from your laptop to your TV using a mirror cast feature.

the diagram showing how to connect Xbox console to laptop then cast the content to TV via the capture card

To set up this connection, you’ll need to download the OBS app on your laptop. Make sure to select the correct OS version for your device. 

After downloading the app, follow the instructions below to set up the Video Capture Card  and start streaming content from your Xbox One to your TV.

  1. Plug the video capture card into your computer’s USB port. 
    Capture card is being plugged into laptop via HDMI port
  2. Connect your Xbox console’s HDMI output port to the HDMI port on the video capture card using an HDMI cable. 
    Xbox is connecting to laptop via the capture card's HDMI port
  3. Turn on your Xbox console and open the OBS app on your computer. 
  4. In the Source tab of the OBS app, add a new Video Capture Device for your Xbox console display.
    The source tab and add new video display from the OBS application
  5. Double-click on the Video Capture Device and select the device’s output USB video. 
    the properties of the video capture card is set to USB display

To make the OBS app run full screen, right-click on the image and select Fullscreen Projector. 

Setting full screen for the OBS app

Please note that there will be input lag when streaming content this way.

4 Wired Ways 

In addition to wireless streaming, there are several wired options for connecting your Xbox to your TV.

Most TVs have multiple display output ports, such as S-video, composite, DVI, and component.

Using the appropriate cables and adapters, you can connect your Xbox to your TV using one of these ports. 

Let’s explore the different wired connection options available for your Xbox One or Series X|S.

1. Connect to The TV’s Composite Port

To connect your Xbox One or Series X|S to your TV using a composite port, you’ll need an HDMI to RCA converter , an RCA cable , and an HDMI cable .

Follow the steps below to set up the connection:

  1. Get an HDMI cable and connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI output port on your Xbox console. The other end of the cable connects to the HDMI input port on the converter.
  2. Next, connect one end of the RCA cable to the RCA output port on the converter and the other end to the RCA input port on your TV. 
  3. Apply power to the RCA converter. 
  4. Depending on your region, change the converter’s settings to either NTSC or PAL
  5. Change your TV’s input source to the appropriate RCA input. 

2. Connect to The TV’s S-Video Port

An S-Video port is another option for connecting your Xbox One or Series X|S to your TV. 

To set up this connection, you’ll need an HDMI to S-Video converter , an S-Video cable, and an HDMI cable.

  1. Similar to the composite connection, you will need an HDMI cable to connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI output port on your Xbox console and the other end to the HDMI input port on the converter. 
  2. Next step, connect one end of the S-Video cable to the S-Video output port on the converter, and the other end connects to the S-Video input port on your TV. 
  3. To get sound from your TV, use an RCA cable and connect one end of the red and white connectors to the RCA output ports on the converter and the other end to the red and white input ports on your TV. 
  4. Apply power to the S-Video converter. 
  5. Depending on your region, change the converter’s settings to either NTSC or PAL. 
  6. Change your TV’s input source to the appropriate S-Video input.

3. Connect to The TV’s DVI Port

Another option is connecting your Xbox One or Series X|S to your TV using a DVI port. You’ll need an HDMI to DVI converter  and a DVI cable for this setup.

Since DVI ports only transmit video signals, an external speaker and a 3.5mm audio cable are also required to provide sound.

  1. Use an HDMI cable to connect your Xbox console to a DVI converter by plugging one end of the cable into the console’s output port and the other end into the converter.
  2. Connect the converter to your TV using a DVI cable by plugging one end of the cable into the converter’s DVI port and the other end into your TV’s DVI input port.3. Turn on the DVI converter by plugging the converter into a power source.
  3. Connect an external speaker to the 3.5mm port on the DVI converter using an AUX cable.
  4. Change the input source on your TV.

4. Connect to The TV’s Component Port

A component cable is a reliable way to connect your Xbox One to your TV. Here’s how to set it up.

  1. Begin by connecting an HDMI cable from your Xbox One’s output port to a component converter and the other end of the cable to the input port of the component converter.
  2. Connect a component cable from the converter’s component port to your TV’s component input port.
  3. Plug in the power supply for the component converter.
  4. Change the input source on your TV.

Bonus: Using Xbox One HDMI Pass-Through Feature

Having a TV with only one HDMI input can be inconvenient when you have multiple devices that need to be connected, such as a streaming device and an Xbox One console. 

Instead of constantly plugging and unplugging your devices, try Xbox One’s HDMI pass-through feature. 

This feature allows you to connect multiple devices to your TV with ease.

Follow the setup instructions below to get started:

  1. Ensure your Xbox One and TV are powered on. 
  2. Connect an HDMI cable from your Xbox One’s HDMI output port to your TV’s HDMI input port.
  3. Connect the additional devices, such as streaming devices, or different consoles like Nintendo Switch, via the HDMI connection.
How to Connect your PC to Xbox One using HDMI Passthrough & Free up an HDMI Port On Your TV

Troubleshooting the Xbox One HDMI Output

1. Black Screen of Death or Blank TV Screen

If your TV doesn’t display any content when you turn on your Xbox One, don’t worry the issue may not be with the HDMI port. Instead, try the below solution:

Soft Reset Your Xbox One:

  1. Turn off your Xbox One and unplug the power cable and HDMI connection.
  2. Remove the power adapter from the power source and wait two to three minutes.

Put the Xbox One in Safe Mode:

  1. Reconnect the power cable, power adapter, and HDMI cable.
  2. Press and hold the eject button while pressing the Xbox logo until you hear two beeps.
  3. Release the eject button to enter safe mode.
  4. In safe mode, go to Reset This Xbox and select Keep Games and Apps or Remove Everything, depending on your needs.

Follow this video for step-by-step instructions to see more detail.

Xbox One Fix HDMI Port (No tools) EASY!

2. Broken Xbox One HDMI Output Port

Note: The following instructions are intended for tech-savvy individuals. 

If you’re not comfortable with technology, we recommend sending your Xbox One to a repair store in your local area for assistance. 

You can also use the Xbox device service for help. 

Follow this video to troubleshoot the HDMI port on your Xbox One:

XBOX One S HDMI Port Replacement (Broken HDMI Connector Repair)

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