Each new console generation comes with an exciting feature and the loss of smaller comforts. The expansion of the market for digital games is one of the most significant current trends. Every year, more games are sold digitally, which is fantastic for many reasons. It’s practical; you don’t have to leave the house to buy a game, you can’t break or lose it, and it doesn’t take up any real estate.
The dread of being unable to share your games has always been one of the major inconveniences of digital games; however, the Xbox Series X has a workaround. Here is everything you need to know about sharing your digital collection using gameshare, even though it could be more flawless.
When you break it down, game sharing almost feels like an exploit, but as long as you know and trust the person you share, it’s completely secure. Any account on the console you purchased it on can play the game you buy and download on the Series X. This is so because your account’s “home console” is automatically the console you used to create it. Regardless of the console they’re using, the account that made the original purchase can still access anything they’ve bought. This is how you may use your existing login information to transfer your digital library from one console to another.
As a result, whatever either of you purchases online may be accessed by the other if you were to make someone else’s Series X your home console and theirs yours. You will still have access to your library if you are connected to your account on your own console. Just be aware that only one Xbox, Series X or otherwise, may be set as your home console at any given moment. Additionally, you are only allowed to switch which console is your home console five times a year, making it difficult to change who you share a console with frequently. The only true restriction on game sharing is the inability to download other people’s physical games; you must share those conventionally. Even better, if you both want to, you can play the same game simultaneously.
Setting up GameShare
You can share any digital game you’ve bought on your system with a friend or family member via Gameshare on the Xbox Series X. Included are games you can get through Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate. You will need to put your account on their console to set it up, so make sure you can trust the person you’re gamesharing with. That implies that they might still access your account through their Xbox even after you log back in on your console.
Step 1: The first step entails signing in on the Series X console you want to share with someone or having them sign in on your console, depending on who owns that system. Open the instructions and choose Profile and System > Add new to add your Xbox account. Then, you can enter the information for your current account.
Step 2: Press the menu button on the second console to access the user manual. Then select Profile & system > Settings > General > Personalization > My home Xbox. Give me my personal Xbox. Have your friend or family member go through the same procedure to designate your Xbox as their home Xbox if you want the sharing to function both ways, allowing them access to all of your games and you to all of theirs.