How To Gameshare On Xbox One

The entire Xbox gaming console series is known for its incredible gamesharing feature that allows you to share your library of downloadable games with a friend or family member. Using the Gameshare functionality, you can also share your Xbox Live Gold and GamePass memberships, allowing both persons to play each game concurrently.

But, make sure you only share your digital game library with someone trustworthy as your account information is quite sensitive. And, if it gets landed into the wrong hands, it may cause inconveniences. Game sharing is compatible with any Xbox console from the Xbox One to the Xbox Series X/S. You can follow this step-by-step guide to learn the entire process!

Requirements To Share Games On Xbox 

  • Make sure you have the console and your friend’s login details in hand.
  • You should have a valid Xbox Live Subscription.
  • Gamesharing has offline limitations. So, make sure you have a constant Internet connection to access the digital games.

Points To Remember For Xbox One Game Sharing

  • Make sure that the sharing of accounts is a sensitive matter, and someone else can use it in a wrong manner. Since the payment card is also attached to your credentials, you may lose money from the account. Hence, you shall gameshare on Xbox One with the trusted and understanding friend.
  • In case you want to play a game whose physical copy is available, you cannot gameshare it on Xbox One. Only digital games are allowed for the same.
  • Both friends can enjoy the same game at the same time on their respective consoles.
  • Gameshare on Xbox One is limited to two people. No single account can be shared with more than one person.
  • My Home Xbox can be changed only 5 times in a year. So if you are planning to switch it multiple times, keep a count of the same fact.

Also Read: Best Xbox Emulators for PC

How To Gameshare On Xbox One (2023)

Now that you know what game sharing is, it is time to learn how to game share on Xbox. Below are the steps to follow for an Xbox game share. (Setup of Game share on Xbox One)

Step 1: Sign in the console. Open the guide by pressing the Xbox button on the controller.



Step 2: Scroll over to the left and reach the ‘Sign In’ tab. Here, select the ‘Add New’ option.

Step 3: Enter the email address or phone number along with the password of your friend’s Xbox account. Or you can let him sign in.

Step 4: A privacy statement is displayed. Select ‘Next’ here.

Step 5: Once again, open the Guide by pressing X on the controller.

Step 6: Move your RB and select Settings now. Here, go to General > Personalization > My home Xbox. And select Make this my home Xbox.

Step 7: Go to My Game & apps after opening the home screen, and you will be able to play all the games your friend owns.

In a similar manner, ask your friend to repeat the same steps on his Xbox One console and both of you will be able to gameshare on Xbox One. These steps are the answer to your question on how to gameshare on Xbox One.

Also Read: How To Use Xbox Game Pass on Windows 10

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How do you Gameshare on Xbox One?

After signing in to your console, open the Guide. Reach to the sign-in tab again, and select ‘Add New’. Here, add the email address & password of your friend’s account. Once again, open the Guide. Go to Settings >  General > Personalization > My home Xbox. And select Make this my home Xbox.

This is how you can Gameshare on Xbox One.

Q2. Does Gamesharing still work on Xbox One?

Yes, Gamesharing works on Xbox One where you can share your games with a friend and vice versa. Now, you can also share Xbox Live gold benefits with your friends

Q3. How many times can you Gameshare on Xbox One?

Once the accounts are shared, you can play the games any number of times. But remember, one account can be shared with only one other person but not more than that. At the same time, you need to take care of the fact that My Home Xbox account can be changed only 5 times in a year.

Q4. Can you Gameshare with multiple accounts on Xbox?

No! One account can only gameshare with a single account. Xbox One hasn’t facilitated any more services in the case.

Q5. How many people can you Gameshare on Xbox One?

Each account allows only one other person to gameshare. For example, if you own an account, you can gameshare with only one of your friends.

Q6. Can you Gameshare with more than one person on Xbox?

No. One account can be shared with only one other person.

Q7. How to stop game sharing on Xbox One?

One, you can current Xbox as ‘Home Xbox’ and delete profiles on other consoles. Or you can simply change your Xbox password to stop game sharing on Xbox One.

Q8. Why Can’t I Gameshare on Xbox?

Make sure you are using two profiles for the game sharing on Xbox. Check if you have used one of the profiles which do not own the games on the console on home Xbox. Try logging out and logging in again to see if the problem persists or not.

Also Read:

Things To Remember Before Setting Up Xbox For Kids
Gamers : Steps For Game Sharing On Xbox One
How To Create Xbox Live Account On Windows 10

Enjoying Gamesharing On Xbox One?

Let us know in the comment section below if you are able to enjoy unlimited games with your friends or not? Are you guys able to save money? Can we help you anymore? Tell us more!

We hope this article will help you learn about how to game share Xbox. We would like to know your views on this post to make it more useful. Your suggestions and comments are welcome in the comment section below. Share the information with your friends and others by sharing the article on social media.

We love to hear from you!

For any queries or suggestions, please let us know in the comments section below. We would love to get back to you with a solution. We regularly post tips and tricks, along with answers to common issues related to technology.


  • comment_avtar
    If you have game pass and XBOX Live Gold, should that be the home XBOX or should it be the other . I have two Xboxes at home now with two IDs.

    4 years ago
    • comment_avtar
      Akanksha Soni
      Hi Mark Please make your Xbox Live Gold as Home Xbox in order to enjoy unlimited services. Thanks!

      4 years ago
  • comment_avtar
    Hi, me and my friend game share. It kicks him out of the game after about an hour when we both are on the same game… Any ideas as to why this happens? Thanks.

    4 years ago
  • comment_avtar
    does my friend keep the games he has on his Xbox one

    4 years ago
  • comment_avtar
    Gajendra Singh
    This process really helps me

    4 years ago
  • comment_avtar
    Can you get more gameshares I wasted mine wen testing it and tried getting my cousin xbox live gold but it did not transfer than I ran out and got 1 from the xbox help and gameshared with my dad and he doesn’t play anymore and I can’t gameshare with my cousin because we want to play red dead redemption 2 but he doesn’t have it

    4 years ago
  • comment_avtar
    Hey there, I’m trying to gameshare with a buddy who i have done it with many times. The game were looking to share isn’t showing up anywhere on in my “ready to install” tab. Any advice?

    3 years ago
  • comment_avtar
    I can download and play my games from xbox on my windows 10. But can my gameshare friend download the games on he’s own windows 10 logged in to he’s xbox app?

    3 years ago
  • comment_avtar
    Sean k
    How to game share I can’t login my account with all my games I bought digital too n save progress I only have access to my son’s account Xbox live somehow he can still play online for fortnite how is that possible I have ultimate game pass gold with it too . For Xbox one .

    3 years ago

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe Now & Never Miss The Latest Tech Updates!

Enter your e-mail address and click the Subscribe button to receive great content and coupon codes for amazing discounts.

Don't Miss Out. Complete the subscription Now.