Windows 10 users have been able to stream Xbox One games to their computers since 2015, but unfortunately Mac owners have been left out of the fun unless they go through extensive solutions with applications like Parallels or install a Windows partition in Boot Camp . Now, a new application called OneCast aims to solve that problem and allow Mac users to stream games from their Xbox One just like their Windows 10 counterparts, through 9to5Mac.
I tried OneCast briefly, and it works as it says in the box. I have no idea how it is working, but it seems that it is using the same integrated transmission system that Microsoft users have for the official transmission of Xbox for PC. The configuration was as simple as installing a driver for the Xbox One driver and logging in with my Microsoft account, and I was running a Battlefront II game.
OneCast really works, which is surprising in itself
The performance was pretty good, but the resolution sometimes fails. At one point, my connection froze for a few crucial seconds, but even in the frantic multiplayer space battles of Battlefront II, things just worked out. (I experienced the application flaw at one point.) I do not know if I would recommend it for high-rhythm shooters, where reaction times are critical, an Overwatch match was less successful, but it seemed more or less on par with the type of latency offered by the official Microsoft application.
OneCast offers a 14-day free trial, so you can give the service a try and see how it works. Afterwards, it will cost users $ 9.99 for a license, discounted from the total price of $ 20. However, I would add a caution note here: OneCast is not an official Microsoft application, and any solution that the company is doing to mimic The actual Xbox service could be blocked at any time. The fact that the application is not free only increases the possibility that Microsoft can close the service.