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Get to know your Xbox One S or original Xbox One console

Overview

This page will help you get to know your Xbox One console a little better. The following illustrations show you the important buttons and ports that you'll be using.

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Get to know your Xbox One S console

Front of the console

Drawing of the front of the Xbox One S console with features numbered to correspond to the following text.
  1. USB 3.0 port: Used to connect wired accessories, such as the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit.
  2. Eject button: Used to eject a disc from the console. Discs will insert automatically.
  3. Xbox button: The console's power button and LED indicator.
  4. Accessory pairing button: Used to connect wireless accessories, such as the Xbox One Wireless Controller.
  5. Infrared receiver and blaster: Used to receive signals from the Xbox One Remote or to send IR signals to devices to be controlled through OneGuide.

Side of the console

Drawing of the side of the Xbox One S console.
  1. Eject hole: Used in the rare event that a disc gets stuck inside the console. See Manually eject a disc from your Xbox One S or original Xbox One console.

Rear of the console

Drawing of the back of the Xbox One S console with features numbered to correspond to the following text.

From left to right:

  1. Power port: Power supply connects here.
  2. HDMI out: HDMI cable connects here and then to your TV.
  3. HDMI in: HDMI cable connects here and then to your HDMI-compatible cable/satellite receiver.
  4. USB 3.0 port: Used to connect wired accessories. If connecting a Kinect Adapter, use this USB port on the left as you view the rear of the console.
  5. USB 3.0 port: Used to connect wired accessories.
  6. IR out: Infrared output port for IR blaster (optional; IR blaster not included).
  7. S/PDIF: Optical audio output (optional; optical cable not included).
  8. Networking port: Ethernet cable connects here from your modem or router (Ethernet cable not included).
  9. Lock port: Allows you to connect a laptop lock to your console to secure it (optional; lock not included).

Get to know your original Xbox One console

Front of the console

Drawing of the front of the Xbox One S console with features numbered to correspond to the following text
  1. Eject button: Used to eject a disc from the console. Discs will insert automatically.
  2. Xbox button: The console power button and LED indicator.

Side of the console

Drawing of the side of the Xbox One S console.
  1. USB 3.0 port: Used to connect wired accessories, such as the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit.
  2. Eject hole: Used in the rare event a disc gets stuck inside the console. See Manually eject a disc from your Xbox One S or original Xbox One console.
  3. Accessory pairing button: Used to connect wireless accessories such as the Xbox One Wireless Controller.

Rear of the console

Drawing of the back of the Xbox One S console with features numbered to correspond to the following text.

From left to right:

  1. Power supply port: Power supply connects here.
  2. HDMI out: HDMI cable connects here and then to your TV.
  3. S/PDIF: Optical audio output (optional; optical cable not included).
  4. HDMI in: HDMI cable connects here and then to your HDMI-compatible cable/satellite receiver.
  5. USB 3.0 ports: Two ports used to connect wired accessories, such as the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit and gaming accessories.
  6. Kinect port: Proprietary USB port, to be used only for Kinect.
  7. IR out: Infrared output port for IR blasters (optional; IR blaster not included).
  8. Networking port: Ethernet cable connects here from your modem or router (Ethernet cable not included).
  9. Lock port: Allows you to connect a laptop lock to your console to secure it (optional; lock not included).

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