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Set up and use the A&E app on Xbox 360

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App requirements

To watch A&E on your console, you need:

  • To be signed into an Xbox Live Account.
  • At least 135 megabytes (MB) of available storage space.
  • An approved TV provider.

Download the A&E app

  1. On your console, sign in with your Xbox Live gamertag.
  2. Go to apps, and then select Browse Apps or Search Apps.
  3. Browse or search for the A&E app.
  4. Select the A&E app, and then select Download.
  5. Select Confirm Purchase to download and install the app.

To start A&E later, go to apps, My Apps, and then A&E.

Watch A&E programming on Xbox 360

Go to the apps, My Apps, and then A&E.

  1. The first time you start the A&E app, you’ll be prompted to activate it by signing in and verifying your TV provider. Select generate code to begin.
  1. In a browser on an Internet-enabled device, go to A&E TV and select XBOX.
  1. Select your TV provider and enter the activation code generated from your Xbox console.
  1. When prompted, sign in using your account information from your TV provider.

    You’ll see a “SUCCESS” screen on your device and on your Xbox screen once the activation process is complete.

  1. From the Featured hub, you can:
    1. Watch any of the programs displayed in the center.
    2. Access your Watchlist for quick access to content you’ve selected.
    3. Access Last Played to quickly resume content you’ve previously viewed.

  1. Navigate to the Shows or Just Added hubs to browse for additional content, or seek programs by title on the Search hub.
  2. Select something to watch, and then select Play.

Sign out of A&E

If you want to dissociate your console from your TV provider account, simply sign out of A&E:

  1. Go to the Settings hub in the app and select Sign Out.
  1. You’ll be prompted to verify that you want to sign out. Select OK to continue.

Use 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 on your console, the A&E app will follow those settings. For example, if you prohibit R-rated movies or TV-MA-rated TV shows from being watched on your console, those movies and shows will be marked in the A&E app with a “Restricted” icon. To play a restricted item, an adult must enter the Family Settings pass code.

For more information about how to restrict access to Xbox Live content by using Family Settings, see Set parental controls for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live.

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