Set up the Kinect Nat Geo TV app

Overview

To use the Kinect Nat Geo TV app on your console, you need:

  • An Xbox Live Gold Membership or an Xbox Live free account.
  • At least 839 megabytes (MB) of available storage space.
  • A Kinect Nat Geo TV Season Pass.

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Download the Kinect Nat Geo TV app

  1. On your console, sign in with your Xbox Live gamertag.
  2. Go to Apps and select Browse Apps.
  3. Browse for Kinect Nat Geo TV.
  4. Select Kinect Nat Geo TV to download and install the app. After the download is complete, the app automatically starts, and you can browse through the catalog and view details about the available content.

To start Kinect Nat Geo TV later, go to Video, My Video Apps, and then Kinect Nat Geo TV.

Navigating and using the Kinect Nat Geo TV app

To start the app, select Video, my video apps, and then Kinect Nat Geo TV.

The first time you start the Kinect Nat Geo TV app, you will be prompted to select a storage device to track progress and record achievements.

When you try to access content on the Nat Geo Home hub, you will be prompted to activate a Season Pass either by redeeming a DVD code or by purchasing.

From the Nat Geo Home hub, you can:

  • Watch the featured interactive programs displayed in the center of the hub.
  • Select Season <#> to access current season episodes.
  • Select Nat Geo Wild to browse the Nat Geo video library.
  • Select Party Animal to play interactive Kinect games (either alone or with friends).

Use the Find Out More hub to:

  • Adjust your settings from the Options tile—enable Game Hints, reset High Scores, delete Saved Photos, select a Storage Device.
  • Review your Achievements.
  • Find support contact information under About.
  • Read about the team who brought you Kinect Nat Geo TV.
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Kinect Nat Geo TV game disc set

When you purchase the two-game disc pack from a local retailer, you get access to a full season of interactive TV episodes. Each disc contains four standalone episodes that you can use when you are offline. (You do not have to be connected to LIVE or have an Xbox Live Gold membership to access this content.)

For a broader experience, click Free Download in the lower-left corner to download and install the Kinect Nat Geo TV app. To use the Kinect Nat Geo TV app, you must be connected to Xbox Live and have a LIVE account. With the two-game disc pack, you get a DVD code that will unlock the full experience in the app. For information about how to unlock the app, see Redeem a code.

Note If you do not want your children to use Xbox Live, you can use the game discs without going online.

Purchasing a Season Pass

To watch Kinect Nat Geo TV on your console, you need a Season Pass.

The first time you start the app, you will be prompted to activate a Season Pass. To sign up, select Try it Now. If you instead select Maybe Later, you will be prompted to activate or purchase a Season Pass each time you interact with content that requires a Season Pass in the app.

Season Pass benefits

The season pass comes with the Nat Geo game disc set or can be purchased separately. The season pass gives you:

  • Access to the eight interactive episodes that come on the two game discs.
  • 365 days access to additional video content.

Note Alternatively, you can purchase individual interactive episodes.

Once you purchase the Season Pass or activate by using the DVD code, all users on that console can take advantage of the Season Pass. However, only the gamertag that is signed in when the Season Pass is activated can access that Season Pass from other consoles.

Activating the Season Pass if you purchased game discs from a retailer

When you purchase the game disc set, you get a game token card that contains a 25-digit number. To activate the Season Pass, follow these steps:

  1. From the Why Get a Season Pass screen, select I Have a DVD Code.
  2. On the Redeem Code screen, enter your 25-digit code.

For more information, see Redeem a Code.

Purchasing a Season Pass in the Kinect Nat Geo TV app

If you downloaded the app from the Apps Store without purchasing the game discs, you can still take advantage of all of the app content by purchasing a Season Pass:

  1. Make sure you have enough funds in your Microsoft account.
  2. From the Why Get a Season Pass screen, select Buy a Season Pass.
  3. Select Confirm Purchase.

Using Family Settings to control access to content

If you use Family Settings to control which movies and TV shows can be watched through Xbox Live, the Kinect Nat Geo TV app will follow these settings. For example, if you prohibit TV-MA-rated TV shows from being watched on your console, those programs are marked with a "restricted video" icon in the Kinect Nat Geo TV app. To play a locked item, an adult must enter the Family Settings pass code.

For more information, see Xbox 360 console parental controls.

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