Using Xbox Live Gold’s sharing features on Xbox One

Overview

Here’s how Xbox Live Gold members can extend their Gold membership benefits to multi-player gaming, Game DVR and Smart Match.

  • At home: Set up your Xbox One console at home so that anyone who uses that console can enjoy multiplayer gaming, even if you’re not home or logged in to the console.
  • On the go: Log in at a friend’s house, where everyone can enjoy multiplayer gaming while you’re logged in.

At home with Xbox One

As an Xbox Live Gold member, you can share the benefits of Xbox Live Gold with others while they’re using your Xbox One console in your home. Friends and family can simply create their own account and gamertag on the console, which gives them the ability to enjoy Xbox Live online multiplayer gaming.

Friends or family members with their own gamertags coming over to play? No problem. They can log in and play online multiplayer games, even if you sign off.

At a friend’s house with Xbox One

When you go to a friend’s house, you’ll be able to play multiplayer games on their Xbox One console, even if your friend is not a Gold subscriber. Once you log in with your Xbox Live Gold account, everyone using that console can access multiplayer games for as long as you’re logged in.

At home with Xbox 360 and Xbox One

If you became an Xbox Live Gold member with Xbox 360, you’re set for Xbox One. Your Xbox Live Gold membership for Xbox 360 will seamlessly become an Xbox Live Gold account on your Xbox One, and you’ll be able to enjoy Xbox Live Gold features on either console. You can even be logged in to both Xbox 360 and Xbox One at the same time. However, Home Gold benefits are exclusively for Xbox One.

What Home Gold means for the Xbox One experience

With Xbox One, everyone in your home has a personalised account to enable powerful and personal experiences. That’s one of the reasons that we created Home Gold. It means that your account and your gamertag are truly yours. You don’t have to share your gamertag for multiplayer gaming with others in your home, or have recommendations for your children appear next to recommendations for the adults in the family. It also means that you can introduce new games to and enjoy multiplayer games with visiting friends. When you buy one Xbox Live Gold membership, multiple people can enjoy the best benefits of Xbox Live Gold on your Xbox One at no additional charge.

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