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Hi I have 3 children in the house :-) The eldest has an Xbox one with a gold account. For Christmas my two youngest are getting an Xbox one. Can someone please help me understand what would be the … Read More
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7m, 3w agoPosted 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi I have 3 children in the house :-) The eldest has an Xbox one with a gold account. For Christmas my two youngest are getting an Xbox one. Can someone please help me understand what would be the best way to set up their account? I'm worried that if I put in their correct age then they will be unable to play certain games or access YouTube etc. I seem to remember this being a problem with my eldest in the past. If I tell the truth about their age will certain features be blocked or can I allow them access? They both have Gamertags etc but I think they use my old one most of the time. Sorry for not really having any idea LOL Also is it best to buy 2 live golds or a family? I believe one gold can be shared between two people on the same console?

Thanks
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7m, 3w agoPosted 7 months, 3 weeks ago
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Are the youngest going to be sharing an xbox so you would have 2 in the house or are they having one each (Meaning total xbox's in h/hold would be 3)?

Gold (along with EA Access) works in the same way as gamesharing.
A gamertag can have a home xbox. The "home xbox" holds the license for all games bought by that gamertag (As well as EA Access games) along with the ability to play online. It does not however allow other gamertags gold priveledges such as discounts on sales etc if that gamertag itself does not have gold.

With this in mind you need to combine them in such a way that the home xbox is NOT the one that the child regularly plays on to make it the most efficient sharing way

If only two (I'll name the xbox's A and B) and your eldests uses xbox A as the one in his room then on Xbox B make this his primary console in the settings however he keeps xbox A for his own room as normal. This will mean that ANY profile on xbox B will use the games your eldest buys, will not require gold provided your eldest remains in gold and this is also the case for EA Access (They don't use the app itself however the games will be in the "ready to install" list). Your eldest however will require connection to xbox live in order to play his games.

For three xbox's its a case of chaining them in a way thats beneficial.
But it would be possible to have all 3 xboxs playing online together a game on EA access online with only 2 profiles having gold and ea access. I use this method for my three at home and saves us a couple of quid. Also means I only have to buy 2 copies of games as opposed to 3 when buying digitally

Bit complex but hopefully i've explained in a way that'll help


Edited By: rogue_wolf81 on Nov 30, 2016 12:30

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Hi andrew, yes I believe certain games are restricted for online play if they are under a certain age, you can share xbox gold on another console just sign in on your eldest sons account on the new xbox and set it to home console, you can share the digital content he owns already too, hope this helps
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Setting up xbox one gold for the family - http://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-one/xbox-live/xbox-live-gold-sharing-features

Age filtering - http://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-one/security/core-family-safety-features

This should help get you set up.

Edit - Actually just reading through some stuff, looks like you can only share Gold on the same Xbox and would need to purchase seperate Gold subs for the others. You can do the home account thing but can't play xbox at the same time (can someone confirm?)


Edited By: MichyM on Nov 30, 2016 11:59: Adding stuffs
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Edit - Actually just reading through some stuff, looks like you can only share Gold on the same Xbox and would need to purchase seperate Gold subs for the others. You can do the home account thing but can't play xbox at the same time (can someone confirm?)[/quote]My son shares my Xbox account just fine,that's with just one sub,all my purchased games work fine on his Xbox One.
Yes we can both play at the same time.
I believe this only applies to Xbox One however,as he can't access live on his original Xbox.
#4
Are the youngest going to be sharing an xbox so you would have 2 in the house or are they having one each (Meaning total xbox's in h/hold would be 3)?

Gold (along with EA Access) works in the same way as gamesharing.
A gamertag can have a home xbox. The "home xbox" holds the license for all games bought by that gamertag (As well as EA Access games) along with the ability to play online. It does not however allow other gamertags gold priveledges such as discounts on sales etc if that gamertag itself does not have gold.

With this in mind you need to combine them in such a way that the home xbox is NOT the one that the child regularly plays on to make it the most efficient sharing way

If only two (I'll name the xbox's A and B) and your eldests uses xbox A as the one in his room then on Xbox B make this his primary console in the settings however he keeps xbox A for his own room as normal. This will mean that ANY profile on xbox B will use the games your eldest buys, will not require gold provided your eldest remains in gold and this is also the case for EA Access (They don't use the app itself however the games will be in the "ready to install" list). Your eldest however will require connection to xbox live in order to play his games.

For three xbox's its a case of chaining them in a way thats beneficial.
But it would be possible to have all 3 xboxs playing online together a game on EA access online with only 2 profiles having gold and ea access. I use this method for my three at home and saves us a couple of quid. Also means I only have to buy 2 copies of games as opposed to 3 when buying digitally

Bit complex but hopefully i've explained in a way that'll help


Edited By: rogue_wolf81 on Nov 30, 2016 12:30
#5
Thanks rogue_wolf81 :-). I had thought that a family account would work on both consoles but now see that isn't the case.
Set the new xbox (to be used by both youngest) with account of eldest set to primary. But use their own gamertags.
Set the new xbox up as "home"
Let my eldest continue on her live as normal.

I'm sure I'm missing something here as this seems too good LOL. I've just bought 2 copies of a few games which maybe I didn't need to? The most important thing is I need the ability for 3 children to play Minecraft on 2 consoles at the same time.
#6
I'd suggest putting an adult age in otherwise you will forever having to sign them in which can be a pain.

To play all three at once it looks like you'll need 3 xbox gold accounts, one for each console and in name if each user...... not cheap and has to be renewed yearly. ...

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