Can I plug my Xbox into my laptop?

  • I currently have a HDMI cable hookup on my computer, I was wondering if I could play my Xbox on my computer via HDMI cable?

    Is this just a terrible idea? Any help will be appreciated.

    My laptop information can be found here

    is it an input or an output?

    I don't know for sure, but I would bet that this is impossible. Connecting an HDMI output (on the Xbox) to another HDMI output (on the computer) is unlikely to do anything useful. Plus, that would be a completely separate problem to connect to Live.

    If its a laptop - I don't know any which has hdmi *input*, so I'd say you can't (unless there is something special with that model, not very likely). For a desktop, you'd just connect to the monitor (bypassing the 'computer' part)

    Also, you should put the laptop info in description; and maybe specify playing Xbox using that screen (remove the Live part) since that seems to be the real question

    @kotekzot Yes, but use my computer as a TV

  • kotekzot

    kotekzot Correct answer

    8 years ago

    No, you cannot, unless your computer has a video input, which most do not. If your monitor is separate from the computer you can plug your Xbox into it instead. There are internal and external capture cards available that could allow you to input the video and audio your Xbox produces.

    Here's a video tutorial that explains how to use an external capture card.

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