How to Gameshare on Xbox

Sophia Guerrero

How to Gameshare on Xbox

Sharing games on Xbox is like swapping games with your friends, but it is super affordable. Let me tell you how to share games (and Game Pass) between your Xbox One and Series X/S consoles.

One thing about Xbox is game sharing. It is like having a buddy system for your games on two Xbox devices. Game sharing is awesome because it gives you more games without spending lots of money. Plus, if you are into Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass, you can share those too! So, you get all the fun on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

Important note: Only share games with someone you trust because your account info is important. If it gets into the wrong hands, it can cause big problems. Now, let me guide you on how to share games and Game Pass on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

What you need to share games on Xbox

  • Your console
  • Your friend’s login details
  • An active Xbox Live Subscription

How to turn on gamesharing on Xbox

You can do Game sharing on the newest Xbox consoles like Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. It’s simple and quick. Let me walk you through the easy steps.

Easy steps to share games on Xbox

  • Turn on your console.
  • Sign in to your Xbox Live account.
  • Press the Xbox button and go left in the menu.
  • Click ‘Add New’ and press ‘A’ to add your friend’s account.
  • Carefully enter your friend’s login info and press ‘A’.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and set your preferences.
  • Press the Xbox button, choose ‘Sign in’, and ‘A’ to select your friend’s account.
  • Go to ‘Settings’, then ‘Personalization’, and ‘My home Xbox’.
  • Pick ‘Make this my home Xbox’ and press ‘A’.

Repeat these steps on your friend’s Xbox, using your login details. Now you both can share games hassle-free.

You have successfully turned on the feature between your two Xbox consoles.

Now, let us talk about sharing Game Pass on Xbox. Game Pass lets you enjoy a ton of games on any device. Sharing it on Xbox is easy, just like before.

Sharing Game Pass on Xbox

Since Game Pass does not have a family plan, follow these steps:

  • Change your Home Xbox (follow the steps).
  • Set your friend’s Xbox as the Home Xbox.

Moreover, that is it! You both can now play multiplayer games with using a single Game Pass. The steps are the same for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, so follow them in order.

What are the drawbacks of gamesharing on Xbox?

Game sharing on Xbox has some limits you should know:

  • Only two people can share libraries at once. To add a third, log your friend out.
  • The sharing is for digital copies only.
  • You can change your “Home” Xbox only five times a year.
  • Sadly, if you have a physical game, you cannot share it with your friends.
  • Keep these points in mind to make the most of Game sharing on Xbox.

People May Also Ask

How do I share Game Pass between two Xboxes?

To share Game Pass between two Xboxes, sign in to your account. Press the Xbox button, go to Profile & system > Settings > Account > Family settings > Manage family members > Add to family > Add new. Let your family members sign in with their Microsoft account.

Can you share games from Xbox One to Xbox Series S?

Yes, you can share games between Xbox One, Series S, and X. Keep in mind that some games may not work on your Xbox One if they are designed for the newer consoles. Microsoft has set limits on how many times you can share games, so choose your sharing buddies wisely.

Can Xbox One S and Xbox Series X play together?

If a game is playable on both Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, you can enjoy multiplayer with players from both systems. Just note that crossplay depends on the game publisher’s decision, so there might be cases where Xbox Series X|S players cannot play across platforms with Xbox One players.

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