How the Home Console system works across Xbox One, Xbox Series

As part of our Xbox Series X preview, we’ve investigated how the Home Console system works between multiple Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles.

The trick, really, is to think of the consoles as Xbox consoles rather than anything specific. As it’s always been, you can have one Home Console connected to your Gamertag. If you make an Xbox Series X your Home Console, it’s that one that will allow others the same entitlements you enjoy. This can include purchased games as well as Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass subscription status.

It’s important to remember that your old Home Console will lose those benefits once you switch to another. For those in a game sharing agreement with a friend of family member, you’ll need to sort a revised plan if buying a next-gen console. Or two.

The Xbox Series S & X head to store shelves on 10 November. For an explainer from Microsoft on the Home Console system, head here.

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