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How to Play MKV on Xbox One

Just like most people, maybe you're also hoping that Xbox One can support the MKV files very well. That's because an MKV is an outstanding container with Blu-ray quality. The good news is that Microsoft has improved its support of MKV, so you can enjoy it right away just like other common formats. However, you may have encountered varies problems during the playback, such as the subtitles don't appear or can't open the files at all. If so, don't worry! Wondershare Video Converter provides you with a quick and easy way to get the job done.

wondershare video converter
  • Supports up to 150 different file formats, MKV included.
  • Media Sever function helps you directly stream MKV videos to Xbox One.
  • Choose or automatically download and embed subtitles.
  • Built-in online downloader even helps you download and stream MKV files directly.
  • Other functions like edit, author and burn DVDs.

Below is a detailed guide that shows you the whole process step-by-step.

Step 1: Set up your Xbox One device

First set up your device and make sure that your computer and Xbox are in the same network.

Step 2: Open Media Server

Video Converter Ultimate includes a powerful plugin called "Media Server", which will be installed along with the software and a shortcut icon will also be generated on your desktop. Double click the icon to open up Media Server, and it will automatically detect the available cast devices in the network. In this case, choose Xbox One from the bottom of the primary window.

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Step 3: Load MKV files to Media Server

Then click "Add Files" to import MKV files to Media Sever. You can also navigate through the Computer option to directly locate your files.

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Step 4: Cast MKV files to Xbox One

Mouse over a MKV file and you will see an icon called Play on TV. Click this icon and a connecting window will prompt up. After several seconds, you can enjoy your MKV file on the big screen. Then you can control the playback in the window, such as adjust the volume, adjust the playing process or jump to the previous or next episode. Another great feature is that, you can click the "T" button to choose subtitles or even download and embed subtitles automatically.

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