Buying a second console. Multiple questions.

Discus and support Buying a second console. Multiple questions. in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; Thanks in advance for the answers, as they have probably been asked before. I currently own a Xbox 1 S and I am subscribed to xbox live gold. All the... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by SmokewoodBlues, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. Buying a second console. Multiple questions.


    Thanks in advance for the answers, as they have probably been asked before.

    I currently own a Xbox 1 S and I am subscribed to xbox live gold. All the games I own were bought digitally, no hard copies.

    I am planning on buying an Xbox 1 X, but I also want to keep my Xbox 1 S for the spare bedroom.

    Questions:

    Do I need to transfer my digital licenses to the new console?

    What will happen if I then try to play those games on my older console once I transfer my license to the new console?

    Can I log on to both consoles at the same time with the same xbox live account?

    Can I play the same game on both consoles at the same time?

    Plus, what have I not thought about yet that I need to plan for?

    Again thanks!!

    :)
     
    SmokewoodBlues, Aug 31, 2018
    #1
  2. wolfpackhero
    wolfpackhero Guest
    Question about a multiple console home

    That is good to know. I was getting worried about all the DRM talk I am hearing. A lot of what Microsoft has announced has kinda scared me away from the Xbox One. I hope they turn it around at E3. Especially if they can show some games. The Xbox One
    announce conference was really disappointing.
     
    wolfpackhero, Aug 31, 2018
    #2
  3. garydulleck
    garydulleck Guest
    Question about a multiple console home

    As the above poster said, you will have no problem playing any game from any of up to 10 family members from any xbox.
     
    garydulleck, Aug 31, 2018
    #3
  4. ChiefJoboo
    ChiefJoboo Guest

    Buying a second console. Multiple questions.

    Do I need to transfer my digital licenses to the new console?

    No, just log in on your new console and you can play right away after you redownload them in My Games and apps > ready to install. You can even move them via an external hard drive and plug it in on the new console to save time downloading- or use

    network transfer.


    What will happen if I then try to play those games on my older console once I transfer my license to the new console?

    You can play them on both consoles while you're logged in - but only once at a time.

    Can I log on to both consoles at the same time with the same xbox live account?

    No, the first instance will be kicked offline if you try to log in twice at a time.

    Can I play the same game on both consoles at the same time?

    Yes, when you play the game and save and then play on the other console, it will say "syncing..." and it will get your save from the other console as long as you are online when you save on the other console. More info on

    cloud saves here.


    Plus, what have I not thought about yet that I need to plan for?

    Just log in and everything will work fine. What you are talking about is the
    my home xbox feature
    when you talk about licenses, this is only useful when you have more than one account on your console to share games and gold with.
     
    ChiefJoboo, Aug 31, 2018
    #4
  5. Whoever you are... you are awesome!

    Thank you.
     
    SmokewoodBlues, Nov 3, 2018
    #5
  6. SmokewoodBlues Win User

    Buying a second console. Multiple questions.

    Do I need to transfer my digital licenses to the new console?

    No, just log in on your new console and you can play right away after you redownload them in My Games and apps > ready to install. You can even move them via an external hard drive and plug it in on the new console to save time downloading- or use

    network transfer.


    What will happen if I then try to play those games on my older console once I transfer my license to the new console?

    You can play them on both consoles while you're logged in - but only once at a time.

    Can I log on to both consoles at the same time with the same xbox live account?

    No, the first instance will be kicked offline if you try to log in twice at a time.

    Can I play the same game on both consoles at the same time?

    Yes, when you play the game and save and then play on the other console, it will say "syncing..." and it will get your save from the other console as long as you are online when you save on the other console. More info on

    cloud saves here.


    Plus, what have I not thought about yet that I need to plan for?

    Just log in and everything will work fine. What you are talking about is the
    my home xbox feature
    when you talk about licenses, this is only useful when you have more than one account on your console to share games and gold with.
    Whoever you are... you are awesome!

    Thank you.
  7. ChiefJoboo Win User

    Buying a second console. Multiple questions.

    Do I need to transfer my digital licenses to the new console?

    No, just log in on your new console and you can play right away after you redownload them in My Games and apps > ready to install. You can even move them via an external hard drive and plug it in on the new console to save time downloading- or use

    network transfer.


    What will happen if I then try to play those games on my older console once I transfer my license to the new console?

    You can play them on both consoles while you're logged in - but only once at a time.

    Can I log on to both consoles at the same time with the same xbox live account?

    No, the first instance will be kicked offline if you try to log in twice at a time.

    Can I play the same game on both consoles at the same time?

    Yes, when you play the game and save and then play on the other console, it will say "syncing..." and it will get your save from the other console as long as you are online when you save on the other console. More info on

    cloud saves here.


    Plus, what have I not thought about yet that I need to plan for?

    Just log in and everything will work fine. What you are talking about is the
    my home xbox feature
    when you talk about licenses, this is only useful when you have more than one account on your console to share games and gold with.
  8. Smwutches Win User

    Any rewards for buying second console?

    Currently there are no offers to receive credits for purchasing hardware.
  9. XBLRewards8 Win User

    Any rewards for buying second console?

    Hello GreyCentaur3530,

    Unfortunately, there are not currently an offers that award Credits for the purchase of hardware, like a console.
  10. wolfpackhero Win User

    Question about a multiple console home

    That is good to know. I was getting worried about all the DRM talk I am hearing. A lot of what Microsoft has announced has kinda scared me away from the Xbox One. I hope they turn it around at E3. Especially if they can show some games. The Xbox One
    announce conference was really disappointing.
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