Tutorial How Sharing Games Works [Explained]

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  1. 64G

    64G Meerkat

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    No, only one console.
    Nope as you don't have the rights to the account.
     
  2. SenorFrogs

    SenorFrogs Newbie

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    If I make a new account on my Xbox and buy a gaming using that new account will I be able to play it on a different account on the same console
     
  3. 64G

    64G Meerkat

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    Yes, as that new account's home xbox is the console you're using.
     
  4. SenorFrogs

    SenorFrogs Newbie

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    If I want to gameshare GTA with someone do I have to give them the login info for the account that I bought the game with or can It be a different account that is on my Xbox?
     
  5. Orginal

    Orginal Minecraft Maniac

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    Always the one that purchased it, if you are already homed on someone else's xbox they won't have the games anymore if you do it to a different person.
     
  6. ShortBusKINGv1

    ShortBusKINGv1 Newbie

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    Can I still purchase games and what not on my Xbox if I make my cousins xbox my home Xbox? And will he be able to play what I buy after making his my home Xbox?
     
  7. 64G

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    Yes you can always buy stuff on your account
     
  8. Nozarashi

    Nozarashi Newbie

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    If I give my profile to someone and they make their xbox my home and then change my password can they still download things I purchase? Like does things I purchase appear in the "ready to install"
     
  9. 64G

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    No.
     
  10. Nozarashi

    Nozarashi Newbie

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    So in order for games for things to update I.e game purchases you have log in to said account correct?
     
  11. 64G

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    Yes, you need to have the account on console, be able to sign in ect.
     
  12. Jaykae

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    What?

    From my experience, you can make an account home AND THEN change the password for the account and it'll still work. I done this to my nephew as he kept logging in to my account when I was playing. as long as you don't try and make the account home to another XB1, you should be fine.
     
  13. 64G

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    From mine it has not worked
     
  14. Tritonal

    Tritonal Enthusiast

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    "Set his Xbox One as your Home Xbox. You then set your Xbox One as his Home Xbox. You are now sharing games"
    i.e. - Every game he buys I have and every game I buy he has?

    Also, why do you say " I don't recommend trying to do this with people online". Do you mean you dont recommend doing this with strangers ?

    Ive been game sharing with one of my friends but I was under the impression you can only have game sharing one way. I never new we could both make each others Xbox's our homes.
     
  15. 64G

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    1) Yes, you can play all the games on the account that has your xbox as home.
    2) Yes, don't do with random kids
    3)Yes you can set eachothers profiles to eachother's consoles and get both games.
     
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  16. Jaykae

    Jaykae Member

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    But it does work so you must be doing something wrong because I'm still doing it to this day.
     
  17. Tomas Richardson

    Tomas Richardson Newbie

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    When the person you are gamesharing with just bought a game do I have to wait for it to Install so I can install it?
     
  18. Kingjohnny

    Kingjohnny Newbie

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    Quick question..if im sharing a game my friend bought do i always have tp play with him or can i play another friend?
     
  19. 64G

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    No you don’t have to. Your account is set home on their console so they can play any of your games. You don’t need to be playing with them
     

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