If you have an Xbox 360 that is connected to your home network, you will need an app like Connect360 to stream all your Mac’s audio, video, and photos that are unprotected to your Xbox 360. Developed by Nullriver Software, Connect360 is useful, easy to use and very cheap. Xbox 360 has proved to be more useful and popular among Mac users because of its versatility. These days, Xbox 360 is more than just a gaming machine for Mac users. It also serves as a platform where you can play your movies, music and view photos on TV. You can even connect your Xbox 360 to a computer exactly the way you connect to an Apple TV. Connect360 comes in handy on all of these. The program installs on your Mac as a system preference pane, after which you can launch and get started with the program. As soon as you are through with the installation, you will see it in your Mac’s menu bar, and that menu bar item lets you share or edit your photo library, iTunes media library, and movies folder, respectively.
With the help of Connect360, Xbox 360 has proved to be a very good alternative for Mac users who cannot afford an Apple TV. Connect360 makes sure you can enjoy your media files and still be able to play your games on the same device. Just like Apple, Microsoft has also made their ultimate target to be on making their own hardware work well with its software, which does not come as a surprise to anybody who’s Xbox 360 cannot communicate with the Mac. This is where Connect360 becomes very useful. The software makes your Mac’s media files easily accessible to the Xbox 360. Connect360 automatically connects your iTunes library and iPhoto library and shares them to your Xbox 360. You can then use the Xbox 360 Dashboard to browse and play your media, organized in the same way that it is on your Mac. Connect360 now also supports WMV+WMA, H. 264 and MPEG4 video streaming to the 360. Connect360 serves as an effective tool for Mac users that want to have an alternative to Apple TV. Fully integrated with your Xbox 360 and Mac OS, you can view any media file on your Xbox 360 the same way it is on your Mac.