The Sams Report 102: Changing The Xbox-X

Posted on August 18, 2017 by Brad Sams in Podcasts, The Sams Report with 4 Comments

The Sams Report is a weekly podcast that dives deep into the world of Microsoft. With the company transforming the way it operates and Nadella putting his own touch on all aspects of the organization, the Sams Report breaks down the news and offers insight from insider sources.

On this episode, changing it up with software, Skype has a new thing that doesn’t suck, and preparing the Fall Creators update.

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4 responses to “The Sams Report 102: Changing The Xbox-X”

  1. gregsedwards

    Regarding Chris' question about the Xbox content sharing, it is possible to do with two consoles in the same house, a single copy of the game, and a single Xbox Live Gold account, but it's kind of a kludge. One of those consoles will need to be set as your "home" console. Xbox licensing allows any games on this console to be shared by anyone whose account is logged into the console. Xbox Live Gold also extends to anyone who logs into the home console. Assuming dad owns the game and XBL Gold subscription, the home console is where son should login and play. Dad can then go to the second console and launch the game as well. This will be easiest using a digital copy of the game, because a boxed copy will often want to perform a physical disc check, even if it's been installed on the hard drive.

    The other way around it won't work, unfortunately, because dad would need to be signed into the non-home console in order for son to be able to access any of dad's licensed content, and dad will obviously be logged out as soon as he returns to his home console.

    A simpler solution really would be to just purchase two licenses for each player. An even better solution would be for Xbox to come up with a fair sharing strategy that allows a reasonable number of family members to freely share content on any console registered to a member of the family.

  2. mikemeltz

    XBOX live gaming / sharing - We do exactly what was asked; We have 2 XBOX one's, 1 internet connection and 1 live account (mine). One of the XBOX units' is your "home" xbox and allows "guests" to play any games, I always purchase the games digitally on my live account so we only need to purchase one copy (usually full retail price). This works great and we've been doing it since the launch of the Xbox one with games such as COD, Destiny and Overwatch.

  3. moogleassassin

    Brad - what is the KIN on the desk next to the surface studio? It has the same font/logo design as the old MS dumb/smartphone KIN devices that they briefly did... I'm curious :) Please tell me that this isn't a pre-release device showing their intent to call their new Cortana hardware range by the KIN name... lol.