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Playing your games on other Xbox One consoles

Overview

Xbox One makes it easy to bring your games with you when visiting friends and family.

The Xbox One console and controller

Physical discs

You can play games you own on disc on any Xbox One console. Just insert the disc, install the game, and enjoy.

Digital games

You can also play games you purchased digitally through the Xbox Store on any Xbox One console, although you need to be signed in and connected to Xbox Live.

  1. On any Xbox One console, sign in using your Microsoft account, and then connect to Xbox Live.
  2. While on the Home screen, pull the right trigger, and then press A to open My games and apps.
  3. Browse your collection to find the game you want to play. (Uninstalled games will show to the right under "Ready to Install," and you'll be prompted to install the game before playing.)
  4. When the game is installed, select the game from your collection, and then select Play.

You’ll always need to be signed in and connected to Xbox Live to play digital games. Learn more at How to designate an Xbox One console as your home Xbox.

Notes

  • Even though you can leave a game installed on another person’s console, they will not be able to play it unless they also own the game. Instead, they’ll be prompted to insert the disc or purchase a digital copy.
  • Regional restrictions may apply in some cases, as not all games are available in every country. For more information, see Xbox One locales FAQ.

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