1. cowboy6201's Avatar
    Can I have 2 Xbox One's in my house signed into the same acct.?
    01-02-2015 01:29 AM
  2. dKp1977's Avatar
    I'm not sure, if there's any limitation. But I can be signed in on my Xbox One and our two Xbox 360 consoles simultaneously. I don't think it'll be any different with multiple Xbox Ones.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-02-2015 02:41 AM
  3. Coreldan's Avatar
    I don't think so. I accidently logged in with my friends account on my own console and very soon my friend messaged me on FB that he got booted out of Xbox while he was playing something. We kinda wrote at the same time, he was just generally wondering what happened and I was typing that I accidently logged on his account if anything weird happened on his end.

    It might depend on if both accounts are actively being used at the same time or something, but by default I'm pretty sure you cant actively use same account on two different consoles for obvious reasons. That would mean a bunch of friends would only use one account and share all games :D
    01-02-2015 06:50 AM
  4. cowboy6201's Avatar
    No I just got an Xbox for Christmas and put that in my living room and just bought an Xbox for my bedroom, So I'll be using one or the other, not both at the same time. I would love to see it if I could lol!
    01-02-2015 01:06 PM
  5. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Also No.

    Bought my wife an Xbox One for Xmas to use in the bedroom, whilst we were setting it up my wife had to keep on walking through to the kitchen to check on Xmas dinner, in doing so she kept on walking past my Xbox with a Kinect and it kept on logging her on and subsequently logging her off of her own one.

    I had to lock down her account on mine to stop Kinect from logging her onto it, and set hers to auto log on and stay logged on.
    01-03-2015 04:21 AM
  6. peachy001's Avatar
    It is a shame that you cannot have more than 1 Xbox One in the same house set to home. I would have bought the kids one for their room, and they could play the games I have purchased.

    I understand why I can't share it, but it is a shame.
    01-03-2015 04:35 AM
  7. Coreldan's Avatar
    Well there's a way to roll with 2 accounts in reap benefits of both digitally, but yeah, as said, one account really is a no-go.
    01-03-2015 07:12 AM
  8. peachy001's Avatar
    Shame, as I would have got them a One for Christmas. I just cannot justify buying games twice.
    01-03-2015 08:22 AM
  9. Bobvfr's Avatar
    I wonder what would happen if you gave them your Xbox One and you had the new one, then make the new one the "Home" Xbox for all of you and take off the "Home" status of the old one.

    I wonder if all the games would come back across.......

    Obviously new games would have to go on the old Xbox if you wanted them on both.
    01-03-2015 10:01 AM
  10. peachy001's Avatar
    My gold privileges would only extend to the home one.
    01-03-2015 10:49 AM
  11. Coreldan's Avatar
    My gold privileges would only extend to the home one.
    Pretty sure that isn't the case, as long as you are logged in on another console with your account too.

    I know someone who have set their home consoles upside down with their friend. What I mean is that let's say that me and peachy are great buddies in real life. I have my "home console" set on peachy's console, while peachy has set his "home console" to the console that is at my place. This way both people have access to both libraries and im pretty sure that if the guest console you are on has no one with gold on it, if you log in with it, it just uses your own gold.

    It's not really optimal though for some reasons, but it's one way. (and just about the only way)
    01-03-2015 12:46 PM
  12. enthuz's Avatar
    Also No.

    Bought my wife an Xbox One for Xmas to use in the bedroom, whilst we were setting it up my wife had to keep on walking through to the kitchen to check on Xmas dinner, in doing so she kept on walking past my Xbox with a Kinect and it kept on logging her on and subsequently logging her off of her own one.

    I had to lock down her account on mine to stop Kinect from logging her onto it, and set hers to auto log on and stay logged on.
    Sorry for the hijack, but to have a wife that wants her own Xbox One!?! I'm so jealous. Mine plays the Kinect games, but isn't a true gamer by far.
    01-03-2015 01:13 PM
  13. peachy001's Avatar
    Pretty sure that isn't the case, as long as you are logged in on another console with your account too.

    I know someone who have set their home consoles upside down with their friend. What I mean is that let's say that me and peachy are great buddies in real life. I have my "home console" set on peachy's console, while peachy has set his "home console" to the console that is at my place. This way both people have access to both libraries and im pretty sure that if the guest console you are on has no one with gold on it, if you log in with it, it just uses your own gold.

    It's not really optimal though for some reasons, but it's one way. (and just about the only way)
    Hi fella,

    That iI an idea I considered, indeed, Paul Thurrott does the same thing with his son. It does mean that I would need for the kids to log into my profile if one of them, or my mrs, wants to use the one in the living room. Which would be ok, but I don't like giving them my password, they may buy something in error.
    01-03-2015 03:10 PM
  14. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Sorry for the hijack, but to have a wife that wants her own Xbox One!?! I'm so jealous. Mine plays the Kinect games, but isn't a true gamer by far.
    Well saying she "Wanted an Xbox One" would be possibly stretching it a bit.......................

    Basically she is pretty crap at tech stuff, especially if it has more than maybe 4 buttons to press, her previous set up was a Humax freeview box plugged into a TV, she would get so mixed up between remote controls and I would have to sort it out.

    Yet she liked the simplicity of the Xbox One interface with the media remote control that could in effect replace two controls, and she made the mistake of remarking when my lad got his Xbox at the start of December "Where's my one".

    What appeals to me (On behalf of my wife) is a common or almost common interface between Phone, PC, tablet and TV/entertainment system in the form of the Xbox One, so she can listen to music, watch TV, watch Catchup services, see her pictures, across all her tech stuff.

    Without pestering me.

    However it still doesn't work, half hour ago she brought her laptop in, it wouldn't show a YouTube clip all she got was a blank green screen so I tried Netflix with the same result, I shut the laptop down and restarted and it worked, when I gave it back I gave her one option on how I sorted it and got a wry smile in return
    01-03-2015 03:28 PM
  15. Coreldan's Avatar
    Hi fella,

    That iI an idea I considered, indeed, Paul Thurrott does the same thing with his son. It does mean that I would need for the kids to log into my profile if one of them, or my mrs, wants to use the one in the living room. Which would be ok, but I don't like giving them my password, they may buy something in error.
    If you go to settings and there is some privacy-related thing, I'm pretty sure there is an option that it only asks password with certain things, such as when buying things or like when trying to change important details/information on the account etc. I'm not sure if this helps you cos I don't "have to" use it (at home I sign in with Kinect, at friends' place I've set it to always ask for my PW, as otherwise they'd have access to my OneDrive), so I'm not 100% what all were the options and flexibility of it, but perhaps check it out.
    01-04-2015 06:05 AM
  16. cowboy6201's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for all the great responses and help, I setup my 2nd Xbox One today, all is great if I'm signed out of one I can be signed in to the other. This all I wanted to know. I'm downloading all my purchased games to the new Xbox. My son gave me GTA v for Xmas, can't wait to play that.
    I have VTA IV on my PC and episodes of liberty city 2 great games. I wish Rickshaw games would release those 2 games on Xbox one I love playing those 2 games, my 2 favs.
    My Gamer tag is Cowboy6248.
    01-04-2015 09:16 PM
  17. peachy001's Avatar
    I'd be interested to hear whether both can go online for multiplayer at the same time. Particularly whether both can play in the same game and same match/game/lobby. I seem to remember the 360 had issues doing it.
    01-05-2015 03:34 PM
  18. Coreldan's Avatar
    I'd be interested to hear whether both can go online for multiplayer at the same time. Particularly whether both can play in the same game and same match/game/lobby. I seem to remember the 360 had issues doing it.
    I would definitely default to saying no if there is only one copy of the game. Havn't tried though.
    01-06-2015 06:11 AM
  19. peachy001's Avatar
    I think the 360 used to really struggle, even with 2 copies of the game.
    01-06-2015 07:34 AM
  20. Coreldan's Avatar
    Oh, that sounds weird. Probably can't get much more shaky/anecdotal evidence, but I've seen a lot of pictures with gamer couples who have like 2 Ones set up next to each other playing Titanfall together and at least I've never heard 2 consoles/2 copies to be a problem with the One.
    01-06-2015 07:45 AM
  21. MobileVortex's Avatar
    If you have two xboxs and one game... The account that bought the game has to be signed into xbox live on the console that is not his "home xbox". Then someone else can be signed into the xbox that has his account set as the "home xbox".

    My buddy and I do this to share games. He has his xbox set as my home xbox, and i have my xbox set as his home xbox. I can play his games, and he can play mine with no issues as long as we are both connected to the internet. The only catch is if the console is not online (or XBL is broken), you can only play the other persons owned games. Who wants to game with a console that's offline anyway right?

    Note: this obviously only works with digital games.
    01-06-2015 11:47 AM
  22. mrpuny's Avatar
    Just to chime in as I have 3 xbox360s and 2 Xbox Ones in my house used by me, my two boys, and my wife (though she only uses the 360 as a Media Center Extender and Netflix/Xfinity vod box):

    Every digital download game on the Xbox One comes with two licenses. One is tied to the purchaser's Xbox account; the other is tied to the 'home' console. The purchaser can play the game on any Xbox One using the individual license and any other person can play the game on the home console regardless of whether or not the purchaser is signed in to the home console. So yes, it's possible to have two people playing the same game (from one purchase) on two different consoles at the same time, and together online in the same party. As an aside, I'm guessing that the 'family sharing' that was originally in the plan would have been an extension of this, something along the lines of being able to loan out the home console license to another console.

    (This license sharing is also possible on the 360, except it doesn't have the concept of a home console; one license is tied to the purchaser's account, the other is tied to the console that the game was initially purchased from.)

    I haven't tried this yet, since we each need Xbox Live Gold accounts for the 360s, but on the Xbox One, I believe that Gold sharing should work similarly to game sharing in that if one person has Gold and a home console, anyone else should be able to play online from that console, and the person with Gold should be able to play online on any other console.

    One last thing, if you have multiple Xbox Ones with Kinect sign-on set up on at least one of them, there's a setting on that forces the Xbox to ask for confirmation before signing you into the console if your account is already signed in on another console. I can't remember exactly where it's located right now, but it was mentioned in an Xbox 101 segment on Major Nelson's podcast within the last couple of months. As I remember it's buried in the sign on settings.
    Coreldan likes this.
    01-06-2015 01:26 PM

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