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Scheduling games download time

Everyone doesnt have unlimited internet plan.
But during a day there is some times that the plan is unlimited, for example during 1Am to 8Am.
Add Scheduling for game downloads would help me to schedule my downloads to 1-8am.

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  • GremoireGremoire commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I fully agree with this. Please allow me to set the time when downloads and updates are allowed, such as between 00:00 and 06:00. And stop downloads/updates if the end time is reached and continue at the next start time. Not everyone have uncapped data accounts. I for one have a hybrid data account which is uncapped from 00:00 to 06:00 and capped during other times, so I would like to have the option to set my updates to take place during the time my data is uncapped.

    This is also mentioned in:

  • ReSpawndeReSpawnde commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree, satellite or slow copper here and would love to use the satellites 1am to 7am off peak 80gig instead of peak 40gig d/l's......yep, Australian 4th world internet services at their best........I'm sure we had better pings back when on 14.4 dial up lol.....I need to schedule my update times MS!

  • double b26double b26 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Also think they should put a BANDWIDTH THROTTLE onboard. That way I could just set the max speed at whatever is appropriate for that time.

    I can do this on my router, but it's a hassle, and it's not like it's some monumental task ... Free software for downloading things come with this type of throttle standard

  • double b26double b26 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree. Even if you have unlimited bandwidth, some people may not want the Xbox hogging all of the connection during peak usage hours in their home, or at random, whenever the Xbox feels like it.

    At my sister's place they can only get satellite internet or dial up, and no cell service, no other options. Hughesnet (satellite) connection is metered, and very expensive, but they do offer a window of free bandwidth time overnight.

    This is why there needs to be a schedule feature for downloads. Really, they should allow scheduling AND make it so one console can share updates with the others in your home, like windows 10 can do, AND split the live connection into different ports (or something, whatever it takes) so a person can prioritize the traffic on their Network.

    I have the console in routers QoS as high priority on the network, but since xbl doesn't specify which ports and connections are for gaming, and which are for downloads, it makes it impossible to set gaming traffic at a high level, while leaving downloads at a normal or low priority. So what happens is that my high priority Xbox start background downloading some update, and my entire network begans to crawl. If I turn QoS off, the ping increases a noticable amount when other people are using the connection for netflix and stuff, causing lag at times. It's a no win situation

  • nascimentosousanascimentosousa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is good too if want to download when you are sleeping or not at home (working for exemple). Nowadays we have to remember to start the download before going to sleep or when we are going to work.

  • Die MeesterDie Meester commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to schedule downloads during off-peak bonus data periods will also generate more revenue for online game sales. I can't believe this was already suggested June 2014 and no efforts has been made to add this feature request.

  • Len 3000000Len 3000000 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I was just looking for this is X1 settings, and was surprised that it was not there. Maybe I shouldn't be surprised, MS assumes everyone has a Gb/s connection and has money piled around the house. I don't need to download during off-peak hours due to any metering, I just need it to get around the sad way X1 won't allow me to turn down the bandwidth usage (max. limit). Please do one or the other.. preferably BOTH.

  • CleverSpace498CleverSpace498 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Turn off auto update in settings. Turn on auto update and download between 1-8 am. Turn off update at 8am. Simple.

  • GET BACK 2GET BACK 2 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I also have a metered satellite internet and would like to schedule downloads between 2am and 8am, when I have bonus data available, PLEASE!!
    Any large updates or games wipe out my 15gb of shared MONTHLY data in a few hours.

  • jimsoarjimsoar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hey Microsoft how about allowing scheduled downloads for both system and game updates not everyone has unlimited downloads nor the option for that for example my daughter has satellite with peak and off peak limits. The most she has is 50GB peak 70GB off peak per month surely as the xbox is very close if not windows 10 this is easily implemented.

  • B0HlCAB0HlCA commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My Kids are always complaining that youtube isnt working and netflix womt load properly or continuously buffering and every single time i find the reason is my xbox one is updating a game, app or system .... because Australian internet is *** it would be great to be able to set a timer so that it only updates between 1am - 9am when noone is using the internet

  • BaydonBaydon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We are on radio internet however still have unlimited download and 10Mbps speed; the problem for us is that the installs use so much of the pipe that it slows or stops everything else downloading at the same time (like VOIP or video). Setting a throttle during certain hours, would let me slow it (or stop it during the day) and crank it late at night.

  • Lion WreckerLion Wrecker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    More than that, it should be able to schedule the download hours, and limit the bandwidth usage, like Steam for example.

  • KJBIVKJBIV commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    that they still haven't fixed this b.s is amazing. Microsoft the Ps4 people at Sony figured this out a long while back, I'm beginning to regret switching platforms

  • CharlV69CharlV69 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can't believe this does not have more votes this is like one the more needed features. I'm sure there must be thousands of people suffering the same issue. Come on people please up vote this!

  • SnicksSnicks commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is the idea I specifically logged on to vote for. This would be a fantastic option to have. Some countries (Like Australia) is waaay behind in internet speeds so having the xbox download updates automatically when I'm trying to play online games on PC, I lag terribly. I'd love to be able to schedule "update times" like windows 10 has the option of doing so that I can schedule auto updates of games, apps and OS during my sleeping hours.

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