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My Xbox® One

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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™, Xbox Live®, 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

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. About the Authors
  7. Dedications
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. We Want to Hear from You!
  10. Reader Services
  11. Prologue: Getting to Know the Xbox One
    1. Understanding the Prerequisites
    2. Unboxing Your Xbox One
    3. Breaking Down the Components
    4. What to Expect from This Book
  12. 1. Setting Up Your Xbox One
    1. Making a Home for Your Xbox One
    2. Playing Discs
    3. Setting Up a Cable or Satellite Connection
    4. Connecting Additional Controllers
    5. Setting Up Your Headset
    6. Understanding Your Warranty
  13. 2. Navigating Your Xbox One’s Dashboard and Settings
    1. Navigating the Dashboard with Your Controller
    2. Understanding the Dashboard Content
    3. Understanding Kinect Controls
    4. Breaking Down the Settings Screen
    5. Changing the Console Settings
    6. Adjusting Family Settings
    7. Managing Other People and Guest Settings
    8. Multitasking with Snap
  14. 3. Examining Xbox Live
    1. Understanding Xbox Live Memberships
    2. Joining Xbox Live
    3. Redeeming Codes
    4. Paying for Purchases with PayPal
    5. Earning Achievements for Games and Media
    6. Accessing Xbox Live Gold Anywhere
    7. Connecting to Xbox on the Web
    8. Enjoying Xbox Live Rewards
    9. Understanding Updates
  15. 4. Personalizing Your Xbox One Experience
    1. Understanding Your Profile
    2. Building an Avatar
    3. Assigning a Profile to a Wireless Controller
    4. Accessorizing Your Xbox One
  16. 5. Getting Your Game On
    1. Coming to Grips with the Basics
    2. Installing and Uninstalling Games and Apps
    3. Managing Game Saves in the Cloud
    4. Buying Add-ons and DLC with Tokens
    5. Referencing Machinima
    6. Working with Game DVR, Upload, and Upload Studio
    7. Streaming with Twitch
    8. Checking Out Some Games
  17. 6. Making the Social Connection
    1. Understanding the Friends App
    2. Interacting with Friends
    3. Learning About Your Friends
    4. Getting the Party Started
    5. Keeping in Touch via Skype
  18. 7. Viewing Videos and Video Content
    1. Working with OneGuide
    2. Enjoying TV Shows, Music Videos, and Movies with Xbox Video
    3. Using Apps to Watch Video
    4. Playing DVDs and Blu-rays
  19. 8. Tuning In to Music
    1. Accessing Xbox Music and Xbox Music Pass
    2. Understanding the Xbox Music Interface
    3. Playing Your Music CDs
  20. 9. Managing Files with OneDrive
    1. Getting to Know OneDrive on Xbox One
    2. Integrating OneDrive from Other Devices
  21. 10. Surfing with Internet Explorer
    1. Understanding Internet Explorer on Xbox One
    2. Adjusting Internet Explorer Settings
    3. Learning the Internet Explorer Interface
    4. Navigating Web Pages
  22. 11. Looking Through the SmartGlass
    1. Downloading and Installing the SmartGlass App
    2. Using the SmartGlass App
  23. Index