Denki News

October 14, 2006

Stream music & photos to your Xbox 360 from your Mac

Filed under: iPod & iTunes, Macintosh, Video Games — icruise @ 12:03 pm

One nice feature of the Xbox 360 is that it can stream music and photos from your PC. However, it only works if you have Windows, and it doesn’t directly interface with your iTunes library either. Nullriver Software recently introduced Connect 360, which is a Preference Pane for Mac OS X that allows your Xbox 360 to stream music from iTunes and photos from iPhoto. Basically, it fools the Xbox 360 into thinking that your Mac is a Windows PC, and it also allows you to access your playlists and albums. It can’t handle iTS purchased music, but that’s no big surprise.

It’s a tad expensive at $20, but I tried the demo (which limits you to 100 randomly selected songs and photos) and it worked very well. It would be nice if it could stream video somehow. I believe this is possible if you have a Media Center PC. If Connect 360 can emulate a Windows PC for music and photos, maybe it can emulate a Media Center PC for video. Anyway, this is worth keeping an eye on.


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