How To Game Share On Xbox

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How do you Game Share on Xbox? It’s a question we hear all the time and for good reason. This is the best way to share your Xbox Game Pass library, your digital games, your Xbox Live Gold membership, and other things with friends and family, and it’s not so hard to do. But… there are some things you need to know as well.

Keep these important things in mind:

  • It only works with two people on Xbox
  • If the Game Sharer loses connection, they’ll temporarily lose access to their games
  • It only applies to digital games
  • You must only use this with someone you trust
  • Xbox has the right to take away certain Game Sharing privileges in the future

With all the reading bit done, let’s take a look at how to Game Share on Xbox, and what exactly it is. And yes, there is a way to game share on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, and you’ll find details below to suit all three!


What Is Game Sharing On Xbox?

As the title suggests, Xbox Game Sharing is a way to share your games with someone else. It works by setting up someone else’s console as your “Home” console, which means they get access to all of your stuff at no extra charge.


How To Game Share On Xbox

The process of Game Sharing on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Series S is pretty simple. First, you need to access the console of your family member or friend and set it up as your “Home” console.

Here’s exactly how to change your Home Xbox:

  1. Sign into the console using your Gamertag
  2. Press the “Guide” button on your controller and navigate to ‘Apps’, followed by ‘Settings’
  3. Select the ‘Personalization’ option
  4. Choose ‘My Home Xbox’, and then tick the box for ‘Make This My Home Xbox’

Now, anyone who signs into that Xbox will be able to access your content. If you then want to use a different console to play your games, you can still do that by signing in with your Gamertag, but you must always be online in order to access your content — as your “Home” Xbox is now allocated to a different console. Hopefully, that makes sense!

That’s how to Game Share on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S!


How To Game Share On Xbox Game Pass

If you activate Game Sharing on Xbox, all you need to do is become an active Xbox Game Pass member in order to share your subscription with someone else. The same applies to Xbox Live Gold, EA Play, and a few other things.


How To Remove Someone From Xbox Game Sharing

If for some reason you want to remove someone from sharing your games, you’ll need to change your “Home” console to the one you’re currently using. Your games will remain installed on the other person’s console, but they won’t be able to play them. If you’re both using the same console, however, they will still be able to access those games.

you can only change your “Home” Xbox console five times per year.

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