How to Play Xbox Games on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user who’s been longing to play Xbox games? Well, you’re in luck!

With a few simple steps, you can now enjoy your favorite Xbox games right on your Mac. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of playing Xbox games on your Mac, so let’s get started.


To play Xbox games on your Mac, you’ll need the following:

  • An Xbox game
  • A Mac computer
  • Xbox app for Mac
  • An Xbox controller
  • A stable internet connection

Step 1: Install the Xbox App for Mac

Firstly, you need to install the Xbox app for Mac. This app will act as a bridge between your Xbox console and your Mac computer. To install the app, follow these steps:

  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Search for “Xbox” in the search bar.
  3. Select the “Xbox” app from the search results.
  4. Click on “Install” to begin the installation process.
  5. Wait for the installation to complete.

Step 2: Connect Your Xbox Controller to Your Mac

To play Xbox games on your Mac, you’ll need to connect an Xbox controller. Here’s how:

  1. Turn on your Xbox controller.
    • If you have a wireless controller, press and hold the Xbox button to turn it on.
    • If you have a wired controller, simply connect it to your Mac using a USB cable.
  2. On your Mac, open the “System Preferences” app.
  3. Click on “Bluetooth”.
  4. Your Xbox controller should appear in the list of available devices.
  5. Select your Xbox controller and click on “Connect”.

Step 3: Launch the Xbox App and Sign In

Once you’ve installed the Xbox app and connected your controller, it’s time to launch the app and sign in to your Xbox account. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Xbox app on your Mac.
  2. Click on “Sign In”.
    • If you already have an Xbox account, enter your credentials and sign in.
    • If you don’t have an account, click on “Create one!” to set up a new account.

Step 4: Stream and Play Xbox Games on Your Mac

You’re almost there! Now that you’re signed in, it’s time to start streaming and playing Xbox games on your Mac. Here’s how:

  1. In the Xbox app, click on “Console Streaming” or “Remote Play” (depending on your Xbox console model).
  2. Select your Xbox console from the list of available devices.
  3. If prompted, click on “Connect” to establish a connection between your Mac and Xbox console.
  4. Once connected, you’ll be able to see your Xbox home screen on your Mac.
  5. Select the game you want to play and enjoy!

Congratulations! You’ve successfully learned how to play Xbox games on your Mac.

Now you can indulge in gaming sessions without needing a separate gaming console. Happy gaming!

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