Buying a game for someone else on my Xbox

Discus and support Buying a game for someone else on my Xbox in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; So I want to buy a game for my son. We have one Xbox in the house and so he currently shares my Gold and games and so on. If I buy a game from the... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by Whiteleaf2012, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. Buying a game for someone else on my Xbox


    So I want to buy a game for my son. We have one Xbox in the house and so he currently shares my Gold and games and so on. If I buy a game from the store but gift it to his email address, will it show up on my list of games when I boot up the machine? Or
    will he have to log in first or some other shenanigans so he can see the game in the library? Basically, how does it work if he 'owns' the game but tries to play it on 'my' machine? Am I better off just buying it on my account so we can play it like every
    other game I own?

    :)
     
    Whiteleaf2012, Feb 15, 2020
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  2. DanielKing221 Win User

    Buying a game for someone else on my Xbox

    As long as both accounts are on the console, the game will work for both people, no matter who "owns" it
  3. sandy the hippy Win User

    Buying a game for someone else on my Xbox

    If linked to HIS account, he can play it on ANY console that his profile is on.

    Even if he downloads his profile on a friends console for example, he could then install and play it there.

    You would also have access to it, as long as his profile is present on your console
  4. xJCplDxSHESHO Win User

    Buying a game for someone else on my Xbox

    If you bought it in your account it should appear on your child's console.
  5. TristenWolf Win User

    Buying a game for someone else on my Xbox

    If the game is linked to HIS account, he can play on ANY console
  6. CyclingCanoe703 Win User

    Buying a game for someone else on my Xbox

    If you buy the game on your son's account, he must set his account as homebox account. Then he will share his game with anyone on the console. You can buy the game on your account and set it as homebox. Than any account can share yours.
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