Gaming is a major use case of Smart TVs in 2023. Gamers need a TV screen with a clean interface, low input lag and higher refresh rate.
Most Roku TVs fulfil these requirements, and therefore they are a great choice for gaming.
If you are an Xbox user, you might be wondering how to connect Xbox to Roku TV? Worry not, because in this article, I will provide you with all the ways you can connect your Xbox to Roku TV.
How to connect Xbox to Roku TV? (The Standard way)
The standard and the best way to connect your Xbox to Roku TV is by using an HDMI cable. As opposed to older cables (VGA and AV), HDMI provides the highest quality video and audio outputs, enhancing your gaming experience!
All Xbox One consoles come with an HDMI port, so you can easily connect your Roku TV with Xbox using an HDMI cable.
HDMI cables have the added benefit that high-quality and high-definition content is best supported with them. Moreover, the signal is digital as opposed to an audio signal in AV and other older cables.
Considering the graphics of modern-day games, I believe that the HDMI cable is the best one if you want to connect your Xbox to your Roku TV.
All you need to do is to:
- Turn on Your Xbox console.
- Turn on your Roku TV
- Grab one end of the cable and insert it into the port labelled “HDMI”
- Grab the other end of the cable and insert it into your Roku TV’s HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 port.
- Change the source of your Roku TV to either HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 (depending on which port you plugged the cable in your Roku TV).
All done! This will ensure a foolproof connection between your Roku Tv and your Xbox. You can now enjoy Xbox gaming on your Roku TV!
How to connect Xbox 360 to Roku tv
Using HDMI Cable
As discussed above, using an HDMI cable is the best way in which you can hook up your Xbox to Roku TV. However, when it comes to Xbox 360, not all Xbox 360 consoles come with an HDMI cable!
If you are fortunate and your Xbox 360 has an HDMI port, connect it to your Roku TV using an HDMI cable, like I explained above.
Using the Component HD AV Cable
If you don’t have an HDMI port in your Xbox 360, chances are that your Xbox 360 came with the Xbox 360 Component HD AV Cable.
If so, you can simply use it to hook up your Xbox 360 with your Roku TV. You can do it this way:
- Set the switch on the A/V connector for your TV or monitor:
- High definition: Set to HDTV.
- Standard: Set to TV.
Note: Set the switch to HDTV only if your TV or monitor supports a screen resolution of 480p or higher.
- Connect the connectors on the component HD A/V cable to the corresponding color input jacks on the TV. On a high-definition TV, if the cable has a yellow RCA composite video connector, leave it disconnected.
Note: To connect to a standard TV, use only the yellow, red, and white connectors. Do not use the other connectors.
- Connect the A/V connector on the component HD A/V cable to the A/V port on the console.
- Turn on the TV and console.
Using the VGA HD AV cable (the least recommended option)
This is another alternative if you want to connect Xbox to Roku TV. This cable is not usually included in Xbox 360 console bundles.
Most Roku TVs do not come with a VGA port. I would recommend that you use either of the above two cables that I mentioned, but if you already have this cable, you can use an adapter to connect your Roku TV with your Xbox 360. You can do it in this way:
- Connect the A/V connector on the VGA cable to the A/V port on the console.
- Connect the VGA connector on the VGA cable to the VGA port on your HDTV or monitor.
- Connect the left and right (white and red) audio connectors on the VGA cable to the audio port on the monitor.
- Turn on the TV and console.
Why won’t my Xbox work on my Roku TV?
The most common cause of this is that you might have plugged in the HDMI cable into the HDMI IN port (on your Xbox console)
Make sure that the HDMI cable is plugged into the Xbox console’s HDMI-OUT port. Since, you need an out from your Xbox console, you need to plug it into the HDMI-OUT port!
Moreover, if you are still unable to connect your Xbox to Roku TV, try changing the cable. Otherwise, if you are using an HDMI cable, you can change the port (on your Roku TV) and try to see if it works! If that doesn’t work, try changing the type of cable. You can use different types of cables as discussed above.
Rarely, such connection issues can also be fixed by resetting your Roku TV. This will remove any software glitches that might be hindering your TV to connect to your Xbox. If nothing works, you can try resetting the TV.
Connecting your Xbox to Roku TV is a simple thing to do. All you need to do is select the appropriate wire for your model of xbox. In this article, I provided all the ways in which you can connect your Xbox to Roku TV.
Whether it be Xbox One or Xbox 360, now you know how to connect Xbox to Roku tv!
I hope the article was helpful for you.
Happy Smart Homing!