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Set up your Xbox One console

Overview

Setting up your Xbox One console is easy. Just follow these step-by-step instructions.

Xbox One set-up

Unbox and position the console

Step 1: Unbox the console

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An Xbox One game system typically includes:

  1. Xbox One console
  2. Kinect sensor (optional)
  3. Power supply
  4. Power cord
  5. Xbox One wireless controller
  6. Two AA batteries
  7. Chat Headset
  8. One HDMI cable
  9. Documents (Quick Start Guide, Manual, Xbox Live Trial card)

Step 2: Remove the protective tape

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Step 3: Position the console

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Make sure that the location for your console is as follows:

  • Stable surface
  • Well-ventilated, relatively cool and away from direct heat sources
  • Uncluttered. Don't put other objects on, under or right next to the console.

Connect the console to your TV

The Xbox One console system includes one HDMI cable. You can use this cable to connect the console to an HDMI-compatible TV or HDTV. Here's how:

  1. Remove the following sticker from the back of your console:
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  1. Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI OUT port on your console.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to the HDMI input on your TV.
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Note Video output for the Xbox One console is HDMI only.
If you’re also connecting your console to a sound system, see Connect your Xbox One console to a sound system.

Connect your set-top box to the console

Note If you don't have cable or satellite TV, skip this section.

If you connect the set-top box (STB) for your cable or satellite TV provider to your console, then you can control your live TV content through your Xbox One. Here's how:

  1. On your TV, disconnect the HDMI cable that connects your TV to your STB.
  2. Connect the cable to the HDMI IN port on your console.
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Connect the console to your router or modem

You can connect your Xbox One to your wireless router or modem to access the Internet through your console.
If you want to connect wirelessly, the Xbox One System Set Up Solution will help you do that after you finish setting up your console. For a wired connection, use an Ethernet cable to connect your router or modem to the networking port on the console.

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Connect the console to a Kinect sensor (optional)

If you purchased an Xbox One bundle with a Kinect sensor, see Connect your Kinect sensor to your Xbox One console for information on setting it up.

Plug in the power supply

  1. Plug the power supply into the back of the Xbox One console.
  2. Plug the power cord into the power supply.
  3. Plug the other end of the power cord into an power point.
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Now that you’ve set up the console, it’s time to power it on and set up your system. Please go to the Xbox One System Set Up Solution to continue.

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