Connecting a Mac to an original Xbox is a great feature for users of Xbox Media Center, as there are a number of ways to stream your content to your TV. Network shares, iTunes DAAP access, and several streaming programs can all be used to get your stuff from “here” to “there.”

With the release of the Xbox 360, though, there are no easy ways to achieve the same results. The 360 is limited to communication with a Windows Media Center powered PC — software I wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole. Luckily, NullRiver Software just released Connect360, a small $10 shareware Mac application which can eaily share iTunes and iPhoto libraries to your networked Xbox 360. This should tide us over until the 360 is truly as hackable as the original Xbox is. Thanks to Olly for the tip!


4 thoughts on “Connect360

  1. Glad to hear you liked it. They’ve just released 1.0 which can now transcode AAC (unprotected only), WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, RAW, GIF, PNG, BMP, and TIFF on-the-fly. As far as I know that means it actually supports more formats than Windows XP :D


  2. Connect 360 is up to v1.5 already …

    I’m still unable to get it to stream music from my Mac Mini (where all my music is stored), but the developers are working on it.

    In the meantime, there’s Twonky Media, which has been working fine for me since day one. It doesn’t do Connect 360’s clever transcoding tricks, but it does work flawlessly.


  3. Brent Jones says:

    I use the app to stream from my G4 Powerbook and it works great. Ridge Racer with my iTune soundtrack is pure gaming bliss :O>


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