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  • Copyright 2014
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 320
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5195-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5195-9

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™, Xbox Live®, 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

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COVERS: Xbox One

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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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