How to download free games on Xbox One: You just bought one Xbox One brand new, you can’t wait to download your favorite video games but you don’t know how to complete this operation? Have you heard that there is the possibility of withdrawing free titles from the Xbox store but you don’t know how to do it? If so, don’t worry – let me clear up all your doubts about it.
If you wonder how to download free games on xbox one, in the course of my guide you will find all the information you need. First of all, I will make you aware of the preliminary operations necessary to achieve this purpose, then I will show you step by step how to do this. Finally, I’ll show you how to remotely download Xbox One video games from your computer.
How do you say? Are you eager to get started and can’t wait to find out more? Then sit down comfortably and dedicate just a few minutes of your precious free time to reading this tutorial. I am sure that, by following the instructions I am about to give you, you will easily and quickly succeed in the intent you have proposed. Are you ready to get started? Yup? Very well! There is nothing left for me to do but wish you a good read, a good download and, above all, a good time!
Before explaining to you how to download free games on xbox one, I have to show you how to perform some preliminary operations necessary to achieve this goal. First of all, you need to know that, to download games from the console store, you need to have an account Microsoft and that, furthermore, this must have been connected to the Xbox.
That said, if you don’t have an account yet Microsoft, refer to the instructions I gave you in my guide dedicated to the topic, to create one. If, on the other hand, you already have it, connect it to the Microsoft home console, following the instructions I am about to give you.
To connect the account Microsoft to Xbox Onefirst turn on the console and press the button Xbox on the controller, so that you can enter, in the text fields that are shown to you, the data (email address And password) of your account Microsoft. If you have any doubts or problems, refer to my tutorial where I explain how to connect to Xbox Live.
If you get an error message, check that your Xbox is properly connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi or an Ethernet cable.
In the first case, to perform this operation, press the button Configure wireless network which is located in the menu Settings > Net > Network settings. Otherwise, you need to make sure that one end of the Ethernet cable is connected to your home router and the other to its port located on the back of the Microsoft home console.
Furthermore, I will inform you of the existence of the service Xbox Live Gold: this is a monthly subscription that, at a cost of € 6.99 / month, allows you to play video games in online multiplayer mode (the free-to-play ones can also be played without a subscription).
In addition, the purchase of this subscription also allows you to download some video games for free every month Xbox One And Xbox 360although to be able to play it you must continue to have an active subscription.
However, there are some solutions that allow you to obtain for free the subscription a Xbox Live Gold, such as activating a trial period which is usually included in some bundles. In this regard, for more information on the subject, consult my dedicated article.
Download free games on Xbox One
Let’s now move on to the practical part of this guide and see, together, how to download video games for free on Xbox One.
To do this, first go to the Microsoft Storepressing on the voice Store present in the screen Home of the console.
Then reach the section Explore games or, if you already know which free video game you want to download, select the magnifying glass icon then type in the name of the video game you are interested in.
Pressing on the item Explore gamesinstead, you can refer to the section Most popular games for freeto find the free video game to download among the most popular of the moment.
Did you find the title of your interest? Very well! Press on his preview image and then install it by pressing the button Get.
Once the download is complete, the downloaded game will be visible in the section My games and appsreachable by pressing the icon of the same name located in the Home of the Xbox One. You didn’t think it would be that easy, did you?
Download free games to Xbox One from PC
To download free games on Xbox One you can also proceed from a computer, thus performing the remote installation of a title on the Microsoft home console, through the website of the Microsoft Store.
To do this, make sure the console is connected to the Internetthen set the console to mode Immediate ignitionin order to allow the installation of games remotely when the console is in stand-by.
To do this, click on the button Xbox on the controller, in order to open the Panel and reach, within it, thegear icon. Then press on the item Settingsto open the relevant section.
Now, select the items Power and start up> Power save and start up mode and, on the next screen that will be shown to you, press on Energy saving modein order to select the option Immediate ignition.
Once this is done, you need to enable remote game installation, as this option is disabled by default on the Microsoft home console.
To do this, first press the button Xbox on the controller, to open the Panelthen reach the path Settings> System> Updates and downloads. Now, in the screen that is shown to you, select the option Allow remote installation.
At this point, to download a free video game on Xbox One from PC, connected to the website of the Microsoft Store in the section dedicated to video games available in digital format.
Then, in the screen that will be shown to you, locate the free video games by clicking on the wording Most popular for free located on the left.
Then choose the game you want to download and click on its cover image. Once this is done, click on the button Get.
To proceed, log into your account Microsoftby entering the login data (e-mail And password) related to the same account connected to the console Xbox and press the button Forward to continue.
Once this is done, in the video game tab that will be shown to you, press the button Install on my devices. Then select the Xbox One placing the check mark on the homonymous item and, finally, click on the button Install now.
The downloaded video games will be visible in the section My games and apps of the console Xbox Onereachable by pressing the icon of the same name which is located on the screen Home of the Xbox One console. Easy, right?