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How to designate an Xbox One console as your home Xbox

The first time you sign in on an Xbox One and save your password, that console becomes your home Xbox. The My home Xbox setting allows you to do the following:

  • Share games and downloadable content purchased from the Store with anyone else who signs in on your console. You can even share games downloaded as part of a subscription.
  • Share your Xbox Gold subscription with anyone else who signs in on your console.

You can also play downloaded games while travelling, or, in the event of a network or service outage, on your home Xbox. You'll need to ensure that your console is set as your home Xbox before you go offline. To learn more, see Using Xbox One offline.

If you have more than one Xbox One console, or if you sign in on multiple consoles, we recommend that you designate the most frequently used console as your home Xbox.

Share games and Gold on your home Xbox

Watch the video "Share games and Gold on your home Xbox". Note This video is available in English only.

Designate an Xbox One console as your home Xbox

Note You can designate only one console as your home Xbox.

  1. Scroll left from Home to open the guide.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select All Settings.
  4. Select Personalisation.
  5. Select My home Xbox.
  6. Review the information, and then do one of the following:
    • Select Make this my home Xbox to designate the console as your home Xbox.
    • Select This is not my home Xbox to remove the designation.

Can I change my home Xbox console to a different console?

You can change which console is your home Xbox up to three times during a one-year period. When you change home consoles, all device licences for digital content will move to your new home Xbox. These device licences will no longer be available on your old "home" Xbox.

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