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.

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Physical discs

Games you own on disc can be played on any Xbox One console. Just insert the disc, install the game, and enjoy.

Digital games

Games you purchase digitally through the Xbox Store can also be played 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. Say “Xbox, go to my games and apps,” or open the My games & apps tile on the Home screen.
  3. Browse your collection to find the game you want to play. If it isn’t already installed, the tile will be dimmed, and you’ll be prompted to install 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 in order to play digital games. Learn more at About My 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 Frequently asked questions about Xbox One locales.

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