How to Stream Xbox Series X to PC Without Capture Card

Are you an avid gamer looking to take your streaming game up a notch? Do you want to have the ability to put your gaming console in OBS and have your alerts and all the bells and whistles like the big streamers have? If yes, then this article is for you!

First things first, before we get into the actual process, you will need a Windows 10 or 11 computer, an Xbox Series X or S, and a fast internet connection (300 megabits down and up is suggested).

Now, onto the process. This method works pretty much the same way the Xbox One method works. Open up OBS Studio (works the same way in Streamlabs as well) and the Xbox app. Look in the upper right corner of the Xbox app and you will see “consoles” – click on that and you will see your list of consoles. Click on your Xbox Series X or S and it will load up.

Click on the restore button so it’s not full screen and you have room to move around and manipulate the rest of your computer. Resize the Xbox window until you don’t see any black bars and then click on the plus sign and then window capture. Name it Xbox Series X/S and click on window. You’ll see “XboxPCApp.exe: Xbox” – click on that and then click OK.

Now you can play on your Xbox from your computer without the use of a capture card. However, keep in mind that it is not as good as a legit capture card. It is a better alternative than streaming directly from your Xbox to the Twitch app. It’s more suitable for a beat-em-up game or something that’s a little less twitchy.

It’s still recommended to look at your TV as you stream so that you can properly play the game. Even though there’s a little bit of lag in the streaming process, it’s not something you see if you still have clear sight of your television.

That’s it! It’s pretty easy, and you have a lot more options and control over your stream and how it’s presented to your viewers. Happy streaming!