Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 3, 2013, 06:30 PM   #1
zakg6
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Streaming music from Mac to Xbox connected via Airport Express

Hi,

My Macbook with my music library is connected to the internet via wireless, while my xbox is connected to the internet via ethernet from an airport express.

I want to stream music from my mac to the xbox, however since the xbox is using a wired connection, none of the usual apps that stream over your home connection (rivet, playback, connect360...) seem to work.

The airport express is extending my wireless network and I think my mac is connected to the express rather than the original modem.

I would use a USB key or something and just play music on the xbox from there but the xbox is really crap at that, it takes agesss to load the actual music even in a FAT32 formatted usb, plus it doesn't work with AAC files even though I have the xbox media update that supposedly fixes that.

Any ideas on how I can get around this?

Thanks, Zak.
zakg6 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 4, 2013, 05:26 PM   #2
DestroVega
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: CT
Quote:
Originally Posted by zakg6 View Post
Hi,

My Macbook with my music library is connected to the internet via wireless, while my xbox is connected to the internet via ethernet from an airport express.

I want to stream music from my mac to the xbox, however since the xbox is using a wired connection, none of the usual apps that stream over your home connection (rivet, playback, connect360...) seem to work.

The airport express is extending my wireless network and I think my mac is connected to the express rather than the original modem.

I would use a USB key or something and just play music on the xbox from there but the xbox is really crap at that, it takes agesss to load the actual music even in a FAT32 formatted usb, plus it doesn't work with AAC files even though I have the xbox media update that supposedly fixes that.

Any ideas on how I can get around this?

Thanks, Zak.
I'm basically in the same boat although I have no app. Just trying to get the media from my Mac connected wirelessly via Time Capsule to my Xbox 360 hard wired connected into my Time Capsule.. I don't understand why it doesn't just see the computer and work easily.
DestroVega is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 4, 2013, 05:53 PM   #3
netslacker
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
It doesn't work because the two are not compatible. One is Microsoft and the other is Apple. Apple has never, as far as I can recall, made their media accessible by third party products or software. They are a closed ecosystem and want you to buy an Apple TV for this purpose. The network configuration of the OP has nothing to do with it. Xbox cannot read iTunes and iTunes doesn't support Xbox.

Having said that, there are many third party products that will do what you want. Connect360 is one that comes to mind but I've never used it. Google is your friend as this problem has been solved many times before.
netslacker is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 4, 2013, 05:57 PM   #4
blueroom
macrumors 603
 
blueroom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
The AirPort Express has AirPlay built in and an audio output jack. Just hook that to your sound system.
__________________
My iOS devices are not jailbroken.
Bill
My Blog
blueroom is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 5, 2013, 08:24 PM   #5
Redwyvern
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Yonkers, NY
Playback works

I use Playback and I stream my whole iTunes library, plus my movie collection from my mac mini. The setup was easy, and it works every time. No need for anything else. My xbox 360 is wired, and so is my mac mini. I have also tried it with my macbook pro wireless and it also works. It's all the same network, so it should work on your setup as well.
Redwyvern is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Tags
airport, express, mac, streaming, xbox

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Streaming live Audio from Airport Extreme to an Airport Express (not iTunes/Airplay) marku5 Mac Peripherals 10 Sep 4, 2013 08:53 AM
Airport Express music streaming performance question Quu Apple TV and Home Theater 4 Jun 21, 2013 04:22 PM
Apple TV or Airport Express for streaming music PastFuture Digital Audio 2 Jun 5, 2013 04:28 PM
Airport Express for Music Streaming jeddouglas Mac Peripherals 5 Mar 10, 2013 07:18 PM
Clients automatically (unexpectedly) connected to new Airport Express DesertSilver Mac Peripherals 1 Mar 8, 2013 03:52 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:52 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC