How to Download Xbox One Games Remotely Through Phone?

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How to Download Xbox One Games Remotely Through Phone?


Xbox One games take hours to download and can be massive in size. You can remotely start game downloads on your Xbox One form a smartphone or web browser rather than waiting for games to download when you are ready to play them.

But this process only works with digital games only. For physical game, you have to insert into your Xbox One’s disc drive before it will begin installing game and downloading any necessary updates.

Configuring your Xbox One for Downloading Remote Games

For this process the default setting of Xbox One is stay in instant-on mode and set to automatically downloaded game updates, so everything should just work. However, if you have changed these settings in the past, you may require to re-enable them.

If you are away from your Xbox One Gaming Console at the moment, feel free to skip this section and just to download a game.

First go to Settings> All Settings > System > Updates. Ensure that the “Keep my games & Apps up to date” is enabled. If it’s not your Xbox One would not able to download new games or updates automatically.

Secondly make sure that Settings> All settings > Power & Startup and your Xbox One is set to “instant-on” power mode. Which means that the Xbox One will go into sleep mode whereas background downloads of games and update function remain active.

Don’t set this option to “Energy-saving” mode or you will not able to use the remote game download feature.

You should also make sure the you are signed into the Xbox One with the Microsoft account you are using on your phone. You can check this form Settings> All Settings> Sign-in, security & passkey.

Downloading Games Using Your Phone

You can download Xbox One Games updates from your phone using Xbox App, available on Google Play for Android, Apple’s App Store and Windows Store.

Download the App and sign in with the same Microsoft Account you are signing with Xbox One.

Once you have purchased the game or tapped the “Get it free” button, you will see an “Install on Xbox One” button, which you can tap to begin the download.

If the Xbox One is in instant-on mode it will begin downloading game automatically. You can view the download process on the Xbox under Games & apps > Queue option on your Xbox One.

Start Downloading Games Using Any Web Browser

You can do the same procedure of downloading the games is from the Xbox Store website. It works like the Xbox app for smartphones. Go to Microsoft’s Xbox Store website and sign in with your Microsoft account, Search for Xbox One game and install it.

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By | 2018-02-10T16:01:02+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Blog Posts|Comments Off on How to Download Xbox One Games Remotely Through Phone?

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