Additionally, if you have the Xbox Elte Controller, you can download the Xbox Accessories app from the Windows Store to map buttons and configure your controller. Stream and Play Xbox One Games on Your Windows 10 PC. If you’ve done all the previous steps correctly, you should now be able to click “Stream”. Give your games to friends: Xbox One is designed so game publishers can enable you to give your disc-based games to your friends. There are no fees charged as part of these transfers. There are two requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once.
Okay, so you’ve got a new Xbox One console. That’s cool, but that also means you now need to install some games to play. You might have heard that the Xbox can download and install games while you’re not using it, but the first time you tried – you woke up to the same install percentage as the night before. What gives?
Well, your Xbox One might not be configured to allow downloads when not in use, so let’s fix that.
Short Answer: Yes (but you’ll need to dive into the Settings menu to enable it)
See, to download while not in use, your Xbox One needs to be set to Instant-on. That keeps it in a low-power state, ready to switch on at a moment’s notice. It also keeps the network connection running, and any hard drives. Here’s how to enable it:
Grab your controller and do the following:
That’s all you need, now when you turn your console off via the controller, or it goes into sleep after inactivity, it’ll keep downloading games to install or update.
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