How to Put Music From Your iPod on Your Xbox 360

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How to Put Music From Your iPod on Your Xbox 360
Connect your iPod to your Xbox 360 for music streaming. (usb cable image by David Ng from

Your Xbox 360 gaming system can also be used as a stereo for your iPod--connecting the two devices using the iPod's USB cable. Using the Xbox 360's USB port, any device that uses USB can connect to the system and access the USB drive's files. While the Xbox 360 can play MP3, WAV and WMA files, it needs a special codec file to play DRM-free (Digital Rights Management) AAC files. This codec can be downloaded for free from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

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Things you need

  • DSL or cable Internet connection for Xbox
  • Xbox LIVE membership
  • iPod USB cable

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  1. 1

    Press the power button on your Xbox 360 and select "Game Marketplace" on your screen by pressing the "A" button on your controller. Select "All Games" and scroll down and select "O" from the list.

  2. 2

    Click "Optional Media Update" and select "Option iPod Support." Select "Confirm Download" and wait for the download to complete. Press the "B" button on your controller three to four times until you return to the main menu.

  3. 3

    Plug the wide, flat end of the USB cable into the bottom of your iPod and plug the remaining end into the USB port on the Xbox 360.

  4. 4

    Press the "X" button on your controller and select "Media" on the screen by pressing the "A" button. Select "Music Library" and select "iPod" from the source list.

  5. 5

    Scroll through the artist or songs you wish to play, and press the "A" button to select the song or artist.

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