Install games remotely on your Xbox One
If you’re away from your console, you can remotely install games so they’re ready to play when you get back. There are a couple of things that you’ll need to do before you get started:
- Rename your console: this will help you to identify it easily.
- Press the Xbox button to open the guide, go to System > Settings > System > Console info.
- Select Name, then enter your new console name.
Note Your console name may contain only letters, numbers, and hyphens.
- Select Restart now.
- Set your console to Instant-on: your console will need to be in standby mode for game installations to be triggered remotely.
- Press the Xbox button to open the guide, go to System > Settings > Power & startup >
Power mode & startup.
- Select Power mode to change the setting to Instant-on.
- Enable Remote Install: this is disabled on your console by default.
- Press the Xbox button to open the guide, go to System > Settings > System > Updates.
- Select Allow remote installs.
Now when you purchase a game, or even if you already own that game, you can remotely install it on your console:
- From a web browser: On the store page for the game, click the ellipsis next to the Install button and select Install on my devices. Select your console from the list and then select
- From the Game Pass app: Select the game you want to install, then select
Install on Home Xbox.
Note you can only do this on your home Xbox.
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