Install and watch the ENCORE Play app

Overview

To watch ENCORE Play on you Xbox 360 console, you need the following:

  • To be signed into an Xbox Live Account
  • At least 136 megabytes (MB) of available space
  • ENCORE subscription through a participating television provider

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Download the ENCORE Play app

  1. On your console, sign in with your Xbox Live gamertag.
  2. Go to apps, and then select Browse Apps.
  3. Browse for ENCORE Play.
  4. Select ENCORE Play to download and install the app.

    After the download, the app automatically starts, and you can browse through the catalog and view details about the available content.

To start the ENCORE Play later, go to video, My Video Apps, and then ENCORE Play.

Log in or sign up for ENCORE Play

  1. When you launch the app for the first time, you’ll see the Activate ENCORE Play on Xbox 360 screen, where you will be given three options.
    1. Switch Profiles – Choose this option if you’re signed in with a gamertag that has not been associated to your ENCORE Play account.
    2. Preview ENCORE Play – Choose this option to browse content in the app before you activate it.
    3. Activate ENCORE Play – This option begins the activation process.
  2. To activate the ENCORE Play app from the Activate ENCORE Play on Xbox 360 screen, select the Activate ENCORE Play tile. If you choose to browse the app first, you can activate the app from the Settings hub. From Settings, you can select the Link Device tile to advance to the Welcome to ENCORE Play on Xbox 360 screen.
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  1. On the Welcome to ENCORE Play on Xbox 360 screen, you’ll see a code that you need to enter on the ENCORE Play website to activate your Xbox console.
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  1. Go to activate.ENCOREplay.com from your PC or an internet-enabled device to enter the code displayed from you Xbox console. This will link your gamertag to your ENCORE Play account.
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  1. You’ll be prompted to select your TV provider and sign in using your TV provider’s account information.
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  1. Once the activation is complete, you’ll see a success screen both on your PC and your Xbox 360 console.
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Watch ENCORE Play

On your Xbox 360 console, go to the Video hub, the My Video Apps tile, and then select ENCORE Play.

  1. From the Featured hub, you can select any of the featured content in the center of the hub. You can also navigate to the Movies or Series hub to browse for additional content, the Resume hub to continue watching previously viewed content, or the Search hub to locate content by name.
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  1. Select something to watch to and then Play.

Log out of ENCORE Play

If you want to unlink your gamertag from your ENCORE Play account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Settings hub and select Unlink Device.
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  1. You’ll be asked to verify that you want to unlink your gamertag from your ENCORE Play account. Select Unlink Device to complete the unlink process.
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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 on your console, ENCORE Play 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 ENCORE Play with a Restricted icon. To play a locked item, an adult must enter the Family Settings pass code.

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

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