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Allow For More Than One Home Console For Xbox One

As it is right now, I won't be buying a second XB1 for upstairs since I would need to buy a second gold membership. Please come up with a way for one membership to cover my household. I'm fine with some sort of validation to ensure I'm not stealing benefits, perhaps give the option to opt in on always being connected to the internet for verification purposes.

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  • floss76xoxofloss76xoxo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi all I'm losing the will to live right now... both my boys had Xbox 360s with their own Xbox live accounts..... no problems what so ever..... they have both saved money and upgraded to Xbox ones now having Xbox live issues on one of the Xboxs...... why is this? My daughter still has a 360 and has no issues please help me rectify this issue before the Xbox goes on a flying lesson

  • KirbyOfOcalaKirbyOfOcala commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    At least let us have 2 home xboxs.........other wise it is like SlingTV, DirecTV Now or any other streaming service to only allow one stream per account....BLAH

  • NiCkDee24NiCkDee24 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I totally agree with this. I have xbox live gold on a low income and i just got my son an xbox one for christmas. What i did was set HIS xbox as the 'home xbox' for my gold but then my partner can't use her profile on my xbox now because he is, so i changed it back thus locking out being able to changing it. I contacted xbox who told me that i'm allowed 3 changes only. So they kindly removed the 3 changes and let me change it back to the original home xbox. But now my son can't share my gold priviledges. Do i really need to buy 2 xbox live gold just for the sake of my son playing? This needs to a feature for sure. Maybe 7.99 if you want an additional profile in the same household. Maybe even an IP checker to make sure you're not sharing it with friends? It's surely possible.

  • MadDogMattis123MadDogMattis123 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You can have two consoles with one live account...set both as "home consoles" with the "master account", then have different log ins for different people/children. You just can't log in with the same account on two consoles.
    Option 1:

    Console 1: "Dad" is the owner with the live account set as home console (not logged in)
    "Charlie" logs in and plays Minecraft
    "Mary" has an account but isn't logged in

    Console 2: "Dad" is the owner with the live account and set as home console
    "Dad" logs in and plays GTA5
    "Charlie" has an account but isn't logged in
    "Mary" has an account but isn't logged in

    Option 2:

    Console 1: "Dad" is the owner with live account and sets as home console (not logged in)
    "Charlie" logs in and plays Minecraft

    Console 2: "Charlie" is the owner with no live account and sets as home console
    "Dad" logs in as a guest and plays any game on his live account or inserts disc
    "Charlie" logs in with "Dad" account and plays any game on "Dad" live account or inserts disc

    The difference is with the second option, all players would have to log in with the "Dad" account to use live because "Charlie" does have a live account. You just have to remember that "Dad" can't be logged into two consoles at the same time.

  • juggaleazyjuggaleazy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This should be a reality already if they are both in your home then.... would make things a lot easier

  • axcraft gamingaxcraft gaming commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A second xbox on the same house can be set as a relay to the first one. Pair 2 xbox and refuse to play the same game on 2 xbox, but let play all other...

  • axcraft gamingaxcraft gaming commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree, I want to buy another Xbox for my familly but I have all my games on my gold account. I ´ll not buy theses games 2 times juste to be able to play on the 2 xbox... better to buy a PlayStation with new games for a second console

  • FathomskyFathomsky commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Definitely agree with this , got 2 Xbox' s now and it's a bit of a pain , it only needs to recognise Xbox' s on the same network to work !

  • DIPDIP0TAT0CH1PDIPDIP0TAT0CH1P commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Microsoft needs to move forward with how families can now have more than 1-2 or even 3 consoles in the same household.

    I fell that a move away from HOME should be done, or a new Feature added called FAMILY SHARING.

    This could be maintain through the web portal just like screen time for the kids.

    Some points to make
    Not everyone sits at the same console to play games.
    Families will have 1 main account were all purchases are made. (usually the Dad or Mum)

    Allow Family Sharing to work only on a Local Network.
    Family sharing will be a max of say 4-5 people MAX. (see Apple and Google sharing).
    Have Family Sharing as ONLY online (not available on OFFLINE Xbox's), so its updated regular and can reduce exploitation.

  • MR AB CAPONEMR AB CAPONE commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you share the home feature on a 2nd console then you can share gold. The main account has to be on both Xbox's. Don't have to sign in on the 2nd one but has to be on the 2nd xbox and have to have this is home Xbox to it. Then you can share games DLC ea access etc. hope this helps

  • pameliasuepameliasue commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It DOES work however with some caveats. This is how it works for my family of 6 using 2 Xbox consoles and 1 Gold subscription:
    We created 4 email accounts for our children (9-17) via the family safety features for Win 10. We set up my husband's and my emails (alrdy existing) as the Parent accounts. This is the key to making everything work. You MUST have a family account somewhere within Microsoft's ecosystem.
    For the Gold (which is via my husband's account) to work for everyone you have 2 options. For us we have the main living room Xbox set as his Home console. The whole family can play online, no problem, no special settings. With the 2nd Xbox we didn't have anyone set it up as their main home box but have instead added the whole family as player accounts. Now for Gold to work on the 2nd console for everyone: my husband's account needs to be signed in at the same time as whoever in the family is using it. Since his account within the family is the one with Gold all digital games are bought and installed via his account. Even his EA access subscription works on both devices for the whole family. We can play online, at the same time, on the same game, with ONE Gold account and ONE digital purchased game using the 2 consoles. For the 2nd console as long as my husband's account is signed on simultaneously with another member of the family it works.
    The caveat is that if my husband wants to play on his Home console and someone within the family wants to play on the 2nd console they need to get signed in and into the game before my husband signs into his 'home' console and is signed out of the 2nd console. Generally he almost always plays on the 2nd console so this is rarely an issue.
    With more than 2 consoles you'd have to do what others have described which is definitely less than ideal.
    Microsoft needs to take a page out of Apple's book and make family sharing more functional.

  • SILVAF0XXSILVAF0XX commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This idea needs merging with the other "family sharing" thread. The votes combined would actually make this the number one request I think!

  • SILVAF0XXSILVAF0XX commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm with you on this dfw Monkie! Nothing being announced on the platform side at E3 was a surprise to me too!!

  • dfw monkiedfw monkie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yup totally agree I own 4 xb1's in my household..we are a family of gamers and was hoping they would've​ announce this at Microsoft conference ☹️☹️

  • CODEBLUE009CODEBLUE009 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with many of you. I have an Xbox One and I am thinking about purchasing the Xbox One X when it is released in November. But I might have to rethink that decision now. I was planning on giving my son my Xbox One and use the Xbox One X, but since there appears to be no way to share the same live account access for family members in the same household, I may not purchase the new Xbox One X. I hope Microsoft can at least comment if they are considering a solution for this or not. Thanks.

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