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My Xbox One

By Bill Loguidice, Christina T. Loguidice

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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 (TM), Xbox Live (R), 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 CATEGORY: Consumer Electronics COVERS: Xbox One USER LEVEL: Beginning-Intermediate

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 9780789751959 TOC 5/6/2014

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About the Author

Bill Loguidice is a critically acclaimed technology author, as well as co-founder and managing director for the online publication, Armchair Arcade (www.armchairarcade.com). A noted video game and computer historian and subject matter expert, Bill personally owns and maintains more than 450 dif ferent systems from the 1970s to the present day, including a large volume of associated materials. Bill is the author of the following major books: Vintage Game Consoles: An Inside Look at Apple, Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, and the Greatest Gaming Platforms of All Time (2014), CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandy's Underdog Computer (2013), My PlayStation Vita (2012), My Xbox: Xbox 360, Kinect, and Xbox LIVE (2012), Motorola ATRIX For Dummies (2011), Wii Fitness For Dummies (2010), and Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time (2009). Bill was also a writer and producer on the 2014 feature film documentary on the history of video games titled Gameplay: The Story of the Videogame Revolution and is hard at work on other exciting books, articles, and creative projects. Christina Torster Loguidice is a scientific, technical, and medical (STM) edi tor and writer. Over her publishing career, she has overseen numerous peer-reviewed clinical journals and healthcare technology magazines. Christina is currently the editorial director of Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging, a monthly, peer-reviewed, clinical journal dedicated to improving the care of long-term care residents. She is also a contributing editor on the clinical journal, Consultant, and reports from several medical conventions annually. Christina is the author of the following major books: Cancer Nutrition and Recipes For Dummies (2013), My PlayStation Vita (2012), My Xbox: Xbox 360, Kinect, and Xbox LIVE (2012), and Wii Fitness For Dummies (2010). Christina is also the developer and course instructor for the online course Explore a Career in Medical Writing. She also served as a production assistant on the 2014 feature film, Gameplay: The Story of the Videogame Revolution, a documentary on the history of video games.

EAN: 9780789751959
ISBN: 078975195X
Publisher: Que
Dimensions: 23 x 15.4 x 1.5 centimetres (0.51 kg)
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