Times are gone when we used to exchange disks for games. Now that Xbox has the game share option, there is no need to exchange disks.
If you have bought a game from Xbox Live and want to share it with your friend, you can just share it over Xbox without any hardware exchange. Game Sharing is the option with which you can share all your games and media with another user and you can even download and play games bought by your friend as well.
All you have to do is follow the step by step guide to know how to do it. Let us see what are the prerequisites for game sharing over Xbox One.
List of wants/prerequisites that you will need to begin game sharing over Xbox One
Before we start with game sharing on Xbox One each and every individual will need the following:
- An Xbox One console, or an Xbox One S console, or an Xbox One X console.
- A proper network with Internet connection for logging into Xbox Live online services.
- Xbox Live Account for each Xbox user. This account will let you buy digital video games on your console from Microsoft Store. So, create one now if you don’t have an account.
Why would we need Xbox One as home console, and what’s the purpose?
Well to put it quite simply, there are a variety of reasons you may want to do this and there are benefits to it as well. For starters, you’ll be able to share your purchased games and content from the Xbox store with anybody who signs in on your console. This could be any game. You can also share your Xbox Live Gold membership with anybody who signs into the console.
So, let’s say for example you purchase an Xbox One and you have a brother or sister who you don’t want using your profile online. Well, by setting your console as the home console, they will be able to share that subscription with you and be able to play.
Another reason you may want to do this is say for example when you are travelling, in all possibility there will be places where you will not be able to connect to the Internet easily. It’s also pretty handy if there is ever a network or service outage since you’ll need to have your console set as home before you put the console into offline mode.
It’s also important to note that you can have only one Xbox One console set as home at any given time. And you must be connected to Xbox Live to change it. So, if you have multiple consoles, it is probably best to set the console that you use the most as the home console.
Xbox One is the main device for playing for a specific user. Making Xbox One Home Console gives you the access for all online digital purchases as well as for service subscriptions for the device.
How to Make Your Xbox one As Your Home Console and Gameshare on Xbox One?
Now that we have the basics out of the way. Here is how to designate your Xbox One console as your home console. Let’s just start with the step by step guide:
Step 1- Go onto the Xbox Dashboard, hit the Xbox button on your controller.
Step 2- Scroll down to Settings.
Step 3- In Settings, select All Settings.
Step 4- From All Settings, choose the Personalization option on the left.
Step 5- And then go to My home Xbox.
Step 6- Select ‘Make this my home Xbox’.
By doing this, users can play and access all games. All the purchases are now linked with this account that can be used by another user. This is how you can Gameshare on Xbox One.
For Gameshare you just have to add an account by just going to the ‘+Add new’ option. Log in to your friend’s account. After this you will be able to download and play games your friend has without buying it.
Things to keep in Mind
- Xbox allows you to have only one Home Console at a time.
- You can change the home console settings only five times in a year.
- All the Xbox games purchased from Xbox Live are available for anyone who is playing on your home console even after your logout.
- Those using your home console have access to your account and payment information as well.
By simply following these steps, you can now share games with your friends and family.
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