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Configure your Xbox 360 console

Got a new Xbox console but not sure how to set it up? You came to the right place! Setting it up is easy and it only takes a few minutes to get you connected to play games, watch movies, connect with your friends and more!

Getting set up

Listed below are some links that you might find helpful in setting up your Xbox console for the first time.

Set up your original Xbox 360 console or Xbox 360 S console

Xbox 360 system components

So, you got a new Xbox 360 console? Congratulations! Now, how do you put it together? Learn how to unbox, set up, plug in and connect your Xbox 360 console to your TV.

Xbox 360, Kinect and accessories: Accessories

Illustration of a man wearing an Xbox 360 Bluetooth Headset

Want to extend the power of your Xbox? Learn about controllers, headsets, hard drives and other accessories that will extend and enhance your Xbox 360 experience.

Xbox 360 Kinect accessories and replacement parts

The Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor

Setting up and maintaining your Kinect sensor is important. Find out where to get accessories, how to replace games, how to calibrate your Kinect sensor, and the best place to mount it.

Windows 8: Set up Xbox 360 as a Windows Media Centre extender

The Tasks tab in Windows Media Center, with the 'add extender' option selected

Windows Media Centre lets you stream music, video and pictures from your computer to your television. Get answers to common questions about connecting your Xbox 360 console to your home network and using Windows Media Centre.

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