GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR
XBOX CONSOLE


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Set up your Xbox console

The Xbox setup experience is easier than ever before. All you need is a Microsoft account, a broadband internet connection, HDMI-capable TV, and Xbox console.

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Download the Xbox app

Get step-by-step setup instructions and stay connected to your games, friends, and fun with the Xbox app.

Microsoft Complete for Xbox

Play worry-free with up to three years of accidental damage coverage for your Xbox console and included controller.

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One account to manage all things Xbox

You’ll need an account to play games and access other experiences on your Xbox consoles, Windows 10 PC, and Xbox mobile apps.
If you don’t already have an account, you can create one for free.

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Find and add friends

Search for friends by their gamertag or connect to your Facebook account to see who’s playing. Manage and connect with friends on the Xbox app or your console.

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Earn Rewards

Join Microsoft Rewards for free and earn credits for completing missions. Redeem reward credits on digital games, game add-ons, or the latest movies and TV shows.

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Manage your children’s console gaming activities

Xbox consoles come with family settings built-in to help manage screen time, social interactions, online spending, and access to mature content. Easily manage your children’s console gaming activities with the Xbox Family Settings app, directly on the console, or online.

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Explore the Xbox dashboard

The Xbox dashboard allows you to easily manage your profile, find and play games and entertainment, and connect with others. Check out the latest improvements.

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Discover your next favorite game


Play over 100 high-quality games for console, PC, and Android mobile devices, plus get all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold and EA Play when you subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

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Grow your digital games library

Buy and download digital games and content directly from your Xbox console or at Xbox.com.


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Play with friends

Compete and connect with friends, teammates, and rivals on the world’s most advanced multiplayer network.


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Play your Xbox games on phone and tablet

Play games installed on your Xbox consoles to any compatible Android or iOS mobile device with Xbox remote play.

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Experience games built for Xbox Series X|S

Games featuring the Optimized for Xbox Series X|S icon will showcase unparalleled load-times, visuals, responsiveness, and frame rates up to 120FPS.

BROWSE OPTIMIZED GAMES
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Bring your favorites with you

Play thousands of games from four generations of Xbox with Backwards Compatibility, including Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Original Xbox titles.

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Manage storage

Xbox consoles come with either a 512GB or 1TB internal hard drive to save your games and apps. You can gain additional space by either uninstalling games you’re not actively playing, connecting an external hard drive to your Xbox console, or adding a Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S.

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Share your favorite gaming moments

Use the dedicated share button on the new Xbox Wireless Controller to capture a screenshot or video and share it directly to popular social media sites.

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Enjoy 4K entertainment

Access your favorite entertainment apps and stream 4K video on Disney+, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Microsoft Movies & TV, and more. Movies and TV shows can also be purchased directly from your Xbox console.

BROWSE ENTERTAINMENT APPS
Various Xbox accessories including the Xbox Wireless Controller, Play and Charge kit, and Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S are arranged next to each other.

Elevate your game with Xbox accessories

All Xbox gaming accessories work across Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles.

Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller

Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller

Xbox Rechargeable Battery + USB-C Cable

Xbox Rechargeable Battery + USB-C Cable

Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S

Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S

Connect to your console on the go with our Xbox apps

Xbox app for mobile

Easily share game clips and screenshots, chat, and get notifications from your phone or tablet. Plus, play games from your console.

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Xbox Family Settings app

Easily manage your children’s gaming activities on Xbox console, all from your phone and in real time.

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Xbox Game Pass app

Set up new game alerts, explore the Xbox Game Pass catalog and download games to your console or PC anytime, anywhere.