How to Connect Your XBox to Your iMac

by Nicole Vulcan

When you have the large LCD screen that comes with the iMac, it's no surprise that you'd want to take advantage of it for such things as gaming or watching movies. If you want to connect your Xbox to your iMac to play your games on the large screen, it can be done. While it's a task that does require extra hardware, rest assured that if you follow instructions carefully, you can accomplish this task.

Step 1

Connect the mini display side of your mini-display-to-HDMI adapter to the back of your iMac.

Step 2

Connect the other side of the mini display cord to the corresponding port in your adapter box.

Step 3

Connect your HDMI cable from your Xbox HDMI port to the HDMI port of your adapter.

Step 4

Plug in the adapter box and turn on any power buttons, if applicable. Turn on the Xbox.

Press "Command-F2" to switch from the iMac display mode to the Xbox display mode. Your Xbox interface should now appear on your iMac screen.


  • There are multiple mini-display-to-HDMI adapter boxes on the market; before you purchase one, check any available reviews to make sure it is compatible with the iMac, or use Apple's "About Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapters" page to find out if the adapter you want to use will work with your iMac.

Items you will need

  • Mini-display-to-HDMI adapter

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