My Xbox One

My Xbox One

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My Xbox One





Step-by-step instructions with callouts to colorful Xbox One images that show you exactly what to do



Help when you run into problems with Xbox One, Kinect (TM), Xbox Live (R), or SmartGlass



Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Xbox One system



Full-color, step-by-step tasks show how to have maximum fun with your new Xbox One! Learn how to

* Set up Xbox One, Kinect, and Xbox Live quickly-and start having fun now!

* Personalize settings, gamertags, avatars, gamerpics... your whole Xbox One experience

* Start your party, add chat, use built-in Skype, even make group video calls

* Capture video of your best gameplay moments with Game DVR

* Watch great video from practically anywhere: cable or satellite, DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and more

* Play or stream all the music you love

* Web surf with Xbox One's supercharged version of Internet Explorer

* Use SmartGlass to transform your iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows 8 device into a second Xbox screen or remote control



CATEGORY: Consumer Electronics

COVERS: Xbox One

USER LEVEL: Beginning-Intermediate
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 498.95g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 078975195X
  • 9780789751959
  • 1,625,136

Table of contents

Prologue: Getting to Know the Xbox One

Chapter 1 Setting Up Your Xbox One

Making a Home for Your Xbox One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Hook Up Your Xbox One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Power On for the First Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Playing Discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Insert and Remove Discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Manually Eject Discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Setting Up a Cable or Satellite Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Begin First-Time Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Connecting Additional Controllers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Use Kinect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Use the Accessory Pairing Button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Use a Micro-USB Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Setting Up Your Headset. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

Understanding Your Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Chapter 2 Navigating Your Xbox One's Dashboard and Settings

Navigating the Dashboard with Your Controller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Understanding the Dashboard Content. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Reviewing the Home Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Examining Pins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Checking Out the Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Understanding Kinect Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Navigating the Dashboard via Motion Controls. . . . . . . . . . 55

Navigating the Dashboard via Voice Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Breaking Down the Settings Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Set Up a Passkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Changing the Console Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Kinect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Preferences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

TV & OneGuide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Disc & Blu-ray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Display & Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Closed Captioning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Power & Startup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Adjusting Family Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Add Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Remove Family. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Managing Other People and Guest Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Remove Accounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Adjust Guest Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Multitasking with Snap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Snap and Unsnap Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Switch Over to Your Snapped App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

View a Snapped App in Full Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Chapter 3 Examining Xbox Live

Understanding Xbox Live Memberships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Joining Xbox Live. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100

Redeeming Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

Scanning Codes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

Enter a Code Manually. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104

Paying for Purchases with PayPal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

Connecting PayPal and Your Xbox One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Earning Achievements for Games and Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

Accessing Xbox Live Gold Anywhere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110

Connecting to Xbox on the Web. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111

Enjoying Xbox Live Rewards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112

Understanding Updates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

Chapter 4 Personalizing Your Xbox One Experience

Understanding Your Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116

Get into Your Profile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116

Customizing Your Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118

Change a Gamertag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119

Building an Avatar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121

Select a Base to Work From. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121

Change My Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

Change My Style. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123

Create a Gamerpic with Your Avatar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125

Assigning a Profile to a Wireless Controller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

Automatically Assigning a Profile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

Manually Assigning a Profile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128

Accessorizing Your Xbox One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128

Controllers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128

Keyboards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131

Universal Remotes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131

Headphones and Speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132

Networking Enhancements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135

Security Locks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136

Kinect Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137

Chapter 5 Getting Your Game On

Coming to Grips with the Basics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140

Installing and Uninstalling Games and Apps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144

Managing Installs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144

Playing as You Install a Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

Managing Game Saves in the Cloud. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

Delete a Saved Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147

Buying Add-ons and DLC with Tokens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149

Install an Add-on. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150

Referencing Machinima. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152

Working with Game DVR, Upload, and Upload Studio. . . . .154

Record with Game DVR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155

Upload a Clip. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

Using Upload Studio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157

Streaming with Twitch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160

Install Twitch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161

Log In to Twitch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162

Broadcasting with Twitch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

Checking Out Some Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164

Understanding Game Ratings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165

Perusing Retail Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165

Perusing Digital-Only Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177

Chapter 6 Making the Social Connection

Understanding the Friends App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184

Interacting with Friends. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185

Add a Friend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185

Ways of Interacting with Friends. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187

Send a Message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189

Learning About Your Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191

Getting the Party Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192

Send a Party Invitation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192

Joining Parties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194

Invite Friends to a Game from the Home Screen. . . . . . . .196

Invite Friends to a Game from in the Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . .197

Keeping in Touch via Skype. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199

Set Up Skype. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200

Examining the Skype Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202

Make a Voice and Video Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203

Accepting Skype Calls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205

Send a Text Message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205

Chapter 7 Viewing Videos and Video Content

Working with OneGuide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210

Add and Watch Your Favorite Channels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211

Using App Channels to See Your Streaming Video Apps. . . . . . . .212

Enjoying TV Shows, Music Videos, and Movies with Xbox Video. . . . . . . . . . . .213

Purchase or Rent Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213

Controlling Playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215

Stream Videos and Photos from Your Computer . . . . . . . .217

Stream Videos from a Mobile Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219

Using Apps to Watch Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220

Netflix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220

Hulu Plus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223

Amazon Instant Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226

YouTube. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229

Watching Other Video Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231

Playing DVDs and Blu-rays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233

Controlling DVDs and Blu-rays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233

Chapter 8 Tuning In to Music

Accessing Xbox Music and Xbox Music Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238

Install Xbox Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239

Sign Up for an Xbox Music Pass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240

Understanding the Xbox Music Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242

Controlling the Music and Video Playback Menus. . . . . .243

Create a Playlist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245

Create a Radio Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248

Streaming Your Personal Music Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249

Playing Your Music CDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249

Install the Audio CD Player. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250

Understanding the Audio CD Player Interface. . . . . . . . . . .251

Chapter 9 Managing Files with OneDrive

Getting to Know OneDrive on Xbox One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254

Install OneDrive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254

Taking Control of OneDrive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255

Integrating OneDrive from Other Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258

Change Folder Types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259

Add Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260

Share Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262

Report Inappropriate Sharing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263

Chapter 10 Surfing with Internet Explorer

Understanding Internet Explorer on Xbox One. . . . . . . . . . . . . .268

Set Up Internet Explorer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269

Grasping the Internet Explorer Menu Options. . . . . . . . . . .271

Adjusting Internet Explorer Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273

Learning the Internet Explorer Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274

Work with Tabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276

Save and Delete Favorites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278

Navigating Web Pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279

Chapter 11 Looking Through the SmartGlass

Downloading and Installing the SmartGlass App. . . . . . . . . . .282

Download and Install on a Windows 8 Device. . . . . . . . . . .282

Download and Install on an iOS Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284

Using the SmartGlass App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285

Tell Your Xbox to Talk to SmartGlass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286

Connect SmartGlass to Your Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287

Find Your Xbox One's IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288

Using SmartGlass without Your Xbox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290

Getting to Know the SmartGlass App. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290

Using SmartGlass as a Remote Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294

Using SmartGlass as a Second Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295





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About Bill Loguidice

Bill Loguidice is a critically acclaimed technology author, as well as co-founder and managing director for the online publication, Armchair Arcade (www.armchairarcade.com). A noted video game and computer historian and subject matter expert, Bill personally owns and maintains more than 450 dif ferent systems from the 1970s to the present day, including a large volume of associated materials.



Bill is the author of the following major books: Vintage Game Consoles: An Inside Look at Apple, Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, and the Greatest Gaming Platforms of All Time (2014), CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandy's Underdog Computer (2013), My PlayStation Vita (2012), My Xbox: Xbox 360, Kinect, and Xbox LIVE (2012), Motorola ATRIX For Dummies (2011), Wii Fitness For Dummies (2010), and Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time (2009).



Bill was also a writer and producer on the 2014 feature film documentary on the history of video games titled Gameplay: The Story of the Videogame Revolution and is hard at work on other exciting books, articles, and creative projects.



Christina Torster Loguidice is a scientific, technical, and medical (STM) edi tor and writer. Over her publishing career, she has overseen numerous peer-reviewed clinical journals and healthcare technology magazines. Christina is currently the editorial director of Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging, a monthly, peer-reviewed, clinical journal dedicated to improving the care of long-term care residents. She is also a contributing editor on the clinical journal, Consultant, and reports from several medical conventions annually.



Christina is the author of the following major books: Cancer Nutrition and Recipes For Dummies (2013), My PlayStation Vita (2012), My Xbox: Xbox 360, Kinect, and Xbox LIVE (2012), and Wii Fitness For Dummies (2010).



Christina is also the developer and course instructor for the online course Explore a Career in Medical Writing. She also served as a production assistant on the 2014 feature film, Gameplay: The Story of the Videogame Revolution, a documentary on the history of video games.
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