Listen to Music, View Pictures, and Watch Videos* on your Xbox 360 Console

You can stream music, pictures, and video to your console from any Windows XP- or Vista-based PC on your network. Use the Zune software or Windows Media Player 11 to stream content to your console.

Zune or Windows Media Player

Zune

Step 1: Download the Zune software .

Step 2: Launch Zune.

·         On your Windows XP-based PC, launch Zune.

Step 3: Turn on media sharing.

  • Click Settings, Software, Sharing.
  • Select Enable media sharing with Xbox 360 .
  • If desired, provide a name for your collection. This name appears in the media source list on your console.
  • Select the media types you want to stream to your Xbox 360 console.
  • Choose whether you want to share with all of the Xbox 360 consoles on your network, or just specific ones.
  • If you chose to share only with specific consoles, select the consoles you want to share to.
  • Click OK .

Step 4: Configure your Xbox 360 console.

  • In the Media area of the Xbox Dashboard, select Music, Pictures , or Videos .
  • Select your PC. The PCs on your network are listed by name.
    Tip: if a media source is already selected, press X to select a different media source.
  • Select an item to play it.

Windows Media Player 11

Step 1: Download Windows Media Player Software.

Step 2: Launch Windows Media Player.

  • On your Windows XP-based PC, launch Windows Media Player.

Step 3: Turn on media sharing.

  • Click the arrow below the Library tab, and then click Media Sharing .
  • In the Media Sharing dialog box, select the Share my media to check box.
  • In the list of devices below the Share my media to check box, select your Xbox 360 console.
  • Click Allow .
  • Click OK .

Step 4: Configure your Xbox 360 console.

  • In the Media area of the Xbox Dashboard, select Music, Pictures , or Videos .
  • Select your PC. The PCs on your network are listed by name.
  • Tip: if a media source is already selected, press X to select a different media source.
  • Select an item to play it.

Learn More

Learn more about media sharing.

Learn more about Zune.

Learn more about Windows Media Player.

* To stream video to your Xbox360 console you must update your console with the latest system update.