How to Remotely Install Xbox Games on Your Series X or Series S

One of the most convenient features for Xbox gamers is the ability to remotely install games on your Xbox Series X or Series S using the Xbox app. This feature can be accessed from two Microsoft apps: the standard Xbox app and the Xbox Game Pass app.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of remotely installing games on your Xbox console, even when it’s turned off.

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Step 1: Preparation

Before you can start remotely installing games, you’ll need to make some preparations on your Xbox Series X or Series S. You must enable “Remote Features” to allow your smartphone to connect to your console. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Turn on your Xbox console.
  2. Open the Xbox settings menu.
  3. Navigate to “Devices and connections.”
  4. Select “Remote Features.”

Once you enable this feature, you’ll be able to perform various actions on your console remotely, including installing games.Xbox Game Pass

Step 2: Configure Power Mode

In the same menu where you enable remote features, you’ll find an option for “Power Mode.” Change this setting to “Instant Start” to ensure that your Xbox console remains accessible even when it’s turned off. This step is essential for remote functions to work effectively.

Step 3: Download Games Remotely from the Xbox App

With your console configured, you can now set up the Xbox app on your Android or iPhone to download games remotely. Here’s how:

  1. Download and install the Xbox app or Xbox Game Pass app from your device’s app store.
  2. Launch the Xbox app and access your library from the bottom row of icons.
  3. Select the “Games” tab within your library. Here, you’ll find a list of your digitally purchased Xbox games. If you have an Xbox Game Pass subscription, the games available through the subscription will also be listed.
  4. Find the game you want to install and tap on it to access the game’s page.
  5. Look for the “Download” button on the game’s page. Tap it to initiate the download.

Please note that not all games may have a “Download” button, especially some Xbox 360 titles. Games available through Xbox Game Pass can also be remotely installed using this method.

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By following these steps, you can easily remotely install games on your Xbox Series X or Series S, even when your console is turned off. This feature adds convenience and flexibility to your gaming experience, allowing you to have your favorite games ready to play when you get home. Whether you use the standard Xbox app or the Xbox Game Pass app, the process is straightforward and ensures you make the most of your Xbox gaming library.