Personalize OneGuide on Xbox One

Overview

OneGuide enables you to watch live television through your console while simultaneously taking advantage of the apps and features of your Xbox One. This page describes how to personalize OneGuide so you can easily find your favorite shows, channels, and streaming video apps.

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Add and watch your favorite channels with OneGuide

OneGuide’s TV listings show you all the channels available to you based on your TV provider and channel lineup. The Favorites option allows you to designate a list of favorite channels.

To add your favorite channels:

  1. Say “Xbox, OneGuide,” or select TV from My games & apps.
  2. Select TV listings from the options to the left of OneGuide.
  3. Scroll through the available channels, focusing on the channel (such as NBC or PBS) instead of the show. Or, say “Xbox,” and then say the name of the channel.
  4. When you find a channel you like, say, “Xbox, add to favorites” or press A on your controller. You can also say “Xbox, remove from favorites” or press A again to remove a channel.

To watch your favorites:

  1. Say “Xbox, OneGuide,” or select TV from My games & apps.
  2. Say, “Xbox, favorites,” or select Favorites from the options to the left of OneGuide.

Use App channels in OneGuide to see your streaming video apps

The App channels option in OneGuide shows you what’s available from your apps. Here’s how to find App channels

  1. Say “Xbox, OneGuide,” or select TV from My games & apps.
  2. Say, “Xbox, app channels,” or select App channels from the options to the left of OneGuide.

For more information, see Use the App channels list with Xbox One and the OneGuide.

Filter high-definition or standard-definition channels

OneGuide allows you to filter your channels based on definition. Here’s how:

  1. From Home, say “Xbox, go to Settings,” or open Settings from My games & apps.
  2. Select TV & OneGuide.
  3. Say “Xbox, OneGuide” or select OneGuide.
  4. Select your preferred option from the drop-down at the bottom of the screen.
    • Show all HD and SD channels will show all channels, regardless of resolution.
    • Show HD channels only will block all SD channels.
    • Hide SD duplicate channels will automatically hide any standard-definition channels that are also present in an HD version.

OneGuide and family safety

OneGuide does not enforce content restrictions you’ve associated with your Xbox One profile. If you want to configure parental controls on your TV, you should do so on your cable box. Or, contact your cable or satellite provider if you have questions.

OneGuide does filter explicit titles and descriptions. This setting is on by default for all accounts. To view or change this setting, go to Settings, then select Privacy and online safety.

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