#002: Xbox Live Game Sharing

I know it is not a big concern yet, but let's say you have two Xbox One consoles and would like to keep your games and Live account on both consoles. The number one problem with owning two systems is that you have to pay for everything twice. Even though the DRM reversal forced Microsoft to remove the family sharing feature, you are still able to do a little trick so that you are able to play co-op games with your kids using two separate Xbox One consoles with just one Xbox Game Store purchase. What this all adds up to is being able to have your kids' console down in the family room and your own personal console in your room or wherever you would like to keep it.

The first step in this process is to go to the console that everyone plans on using together.  Login, go to settings, and make this console your "home" console.  You are now done with the hard part.  Since this console is set as your home console, anyone can create a Live account and use all of your Live Gold benefits, including playing all of the games you have purchased.

Now here is the downfall. The second console you own in your bedroom will become an always online console. You must be signed in with the account that purchased the games or you will not be able to launch those games from that console.  Many others and I agree that even though it's always online, the hassle is worth it, since you can now share games in multiple rooms of the house without having to pay more than once.

Now to be clear you would have to buy all of your games online and download the digital copies. What's really nice about this new system, unlike the Xbox 360, is that you do not have to login to your home console to buy the games anymore.  No matter what Xbox One console you are on, or even if you are using Xbox.com, you can go ahead and purchase the game you like, and it will start downloading on your home console.  You will have to go to your secondary console and start the download manually, though.

Well I hope this quick tip helps some parents out there understand the benefits of your new Xbox One.  I'll catch you next week at Xbox Uncut's Quick Tips.