Set up and use the Flixster app


To use the Flixster app, you need the following:

  • To be signed into an Xbox Live Account
  • At least 125 megabytes (MB) of available space
  • A Flixster account

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Download the Flixster app

  1. On your console, sign in with your Xbox Live gamertag.
  2. Go to apps, and then select Browse Apps.
  3. Browse for Flixster.
  4. Select Flixster 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 Flixster app later, go to video, My Video Apps, and then Flixster.

Watch Flixster

  1. Go to tv & movies, My Video Apps, and then Flixster.
  2. When you start the app the first time, you’ll need to associate your console and gamertag to your Flixster account. A code will be displayed on the Welcome to Flixster screen.

    From a PC or other Internet-enabled device, go to Flixster. If you have a Flixster account, sign-in. If you don’t have a Flixster account, you can create one for free. Click Join Flixster now.

  1. After you sign in to your Flixster account, the Connect Your Device with Flixster screen is displayed. Enter the activation code that is displayed on the Welcome to Flixster screen in Xbox. After you enter the code, the Flixster app is activated.
  1. In Xbox, select either Allow or Don’t Allow when you are prompted by the Help make the experience better screen to allow Flixster to capture user data to help improve the app.

    Note Unless you un-associate your Flixster account from your console, you won’t see the Welcome to Flixster or Help make the experience better screen when you start the app in the future.

  1. On the Store hub, you can purchase or rent any of the featured programs displayed in the center or browse using these categories:
    • new releases: Lets you review the latest content.
    • top sellers: Shows you what others are purchasing.
    • certified fresh: Displays content with the highest ratings from Rotten Tomatoes.
    • browse all: See all the content that is offered on Flixster.
  1. For content you’ve already selected, go to my movies, where you can:
    • Review your collection of purchases.
    • Access your want to see movies list.
    • Review your previous movie rentals.
  1. If you know what you want to see, you can search Flixster to see if item is in the collection. Go to the Search hub to quickly search the catalogue by name.
  1. When you find something you want to watch, you can view your purchase and rental options. You can then add the item to your collection of either rentals or purchases, and then watch what you’ve selected.

After you’ve signed in to the Flixster app, you won’t be prompted to again unless you sign out from within the Flixster app on your console.

Un-associate your console from your Flixster account

To un-associate your console and gamertag from your Flixster account, contact Flixster Support through the Flixster Help Center or by email.

Manage your Flixster account

For account and billing issues with Flixster, contact Flixster Support through the Flixster Help Center or by email.

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 Flixster app will follow those settings. For example, if you prohibit TV-MA-rated TV shows from being watched through your console, those movies and shows will be marked in the Flixster 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 Xbox Live content by using Family Settings, see Xbox 360 console parental controls.

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