How to Set Up Xbox One

this Xbox OneMicrosoft’s most ambitious entertainment console to date, it offers entertainment for the whole family. Users can watch live television, play video games and browse Internet Explorer and more. Unfortunately, all these features do not come at a cost, and that cost is its installation process. Here’s how to set up Xbox One and get its live television, gaming, and entertainment features up and running as soon as possible.

Hardware Installation

Unpack your Xbox One and supplied cables and accessories. You’ll want to set aside the console’s included controller for now.

Take the included HDMI cable and plug it into your device. TV’s HDMI Output Port. If you want to use the Live TV function of the console, disconnect the working HDMI cable from your cable or satellite equipment and connect it to the console. Xbox One HDMI Pass Through Port.

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unpack Kinect 2 Adjust the sensor and its position in front of your television. You’ll want to adjust the camera angle of the Kinect 2 so it can see most of your room. If you’re placing the Kinect 2 sensor on a low table, tilt the camera slightly to face the rest of the room.

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cable of Kinect 2 Kinect port On the back of your Xbox One.

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Plug in the console power adapter behind the console and at your wall outlet.

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Insert the included triple AAA batteries into you Xbox One controller. Press and hold the guide button on the Xbox One Controller to plug it in.

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Initial Software Installation

Choose your local tongue.

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choose yours Location.

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choose your wireless network. Select Wired Connection Used If the Xbox One will be connected directly to your network via an Ethernet cable.

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To choose Time Zone from the drop-down menu.

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choose Start Sensor Installation.

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Set up your Kinect so he sees you in your room. choose Yes, You Can See Me.

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choose Start Sound Control and let the Kinect 2 sensor go through the audio calibration. You may need to turn up the volume of your TV.

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choose Next.

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choose Next.

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choose Next.

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Enter or Select your Microsoft Account username Get a New Email If you want to use a new account on your Xbox One. Microsoft Accounts are also created when you access SkyDrive, have a PC running Windows 8, or use Outlook.com’s email services. If you’re already using one of these products, it’s okay to use the same account for Xbox One.

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Enter Password.

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Read Xbox One’s privacy policy, and then Next.

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Select an Xbox One tile colour.

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choose Next.

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If you want Xbox One to save your username and password Save My Password. If you don’t want it to log in automatically, select Keep Asking for My Password. To be clear, allowing Xbox One to enter your password automatically will give you a smoother experience.

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choose Sign in with Kinect If you’re happy with your Xbox One signing in as soon as it recognizes you. If you are not satisfied with this selection Manually Login. The automatic Kinect login process is smoother.

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And you are ready to go. After showing your avatar and showing a demo video, Xbox One will take you to the Start Screen.

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Live TV Setup

If you want to watch live television via your Xbox One, you will need a supported cable box with HDMI output. If you don’t have one yet, you’ll need to contact your cable or satellite to get one. Here’s how to set up Live TV on Xbox One.

Turn on your cable or satellite receiver.

go start screen Open it on your Xbox One and My Games and Apps

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Open Settings.

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Open TV and OneGuide settings.

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Open OneGuide.

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choose TV Lineup.

To enter your zip code.

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choose A TV provider from the drop-down menu. Then Select Next.

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choose Devices.

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choose Cable or Satellite Box Model.

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Login the name of your provider’s box.

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choose Automatic.

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Select Yes if the Xbox One was able to open the channel on your cable box. If it didn’t select No and you know it can talk to your Xbox One cable box, repeat the step.

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And you are ready to go. You can now watch live television via your Xbox One and use OneGuide for channel surfing.

Customize the Interface

Users can pin certain apps, settings, and choose their own live tile color for the Xbox One’s interface. Here’s how to customize the Xbox One interface and tailor it to your liking.

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To read: How to Customize the Xbox One UI

Configure Xbox One to Turn On Your Television

Every Xbox One’s Kinect 2 sensor includes a feature that lets you turn your TV on or off and adjust the volume. Here’s how to configure it.

To read: How to Get Your Xbox One to Turn on Your Television

This is how the Xbox One is set up. Now that you’ve fully set up your Xbox One, it might be time to pick up a few accessories to complete your experience. Here are some of the best Xbox One accessories available right now or hitting stores in the New Year.

To read: The Best Xbox One Accessories

Enjoy your new Xbox One!