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How to gameshare on Xbox

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By Tyler Colp

Gameshare on Xbox is a simple process that allows you to play digital games from your friend or family member’s account. You can even play the games together online and share a single Xbox Live Gold subscription. The process is easy, but has slightly confusing terminology. Once you have it set up, though, you can basically forget it and enjoy all the benefits.

Setting up a home Xbox

To understand how Xbox gameshare works, you have to understand what a “home Xbox” is. Your home Xbox is the Xbox console you choose that doesn’t require your Xbox Live profile to be signed in on an active internet connection. So for the purposes of gamesharing, your home Xbox becomes the one that houses the shared version of your account. So make sure it’s someone you trust. 

The first step to this requires you to access the Xbox console that’s going to enjoy the benefits of your shared account. For some people, this might require giving a friend access to your account information so they can sign you in on their Xbox console. 

Then, on that same second console, you need to head into the Xbox Settings menu, Genera

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