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Free Xbox One S Kinect adaptor
Many of you will be upgrading to an Xbox One S this Black Friday.

Thought it was worth a reminder that the Xbox One S doesn't have a Kinect port but you can order a free adapter direct from Microsoft if you have registered your devices.

Hope this helps someone

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Thankyou for adding this. I certainly didn't know and i'm very grateful!

There was a thread that listed the page you use for storing your Microsoft serial no. Does anyone have that link?

it is asking for xbox one sr no. i didnt had any old version. only got the one S version. would i still get it? its not letting me proceed without xbox one serial

Thanks, just got mine yesterday and well pleased with it so far. Fantastic deals on the games at the moment...

bavi014

it is asking for xbox one sr no. i didnt had any old version. only got … it is asking for xbox one sr no. i didnt had any old version. only got the one S version. would i still get it? its not letting me proceed without xbox one serial



You need to have owned a previous xbox one console and to have that consoles serial number

I did this a couple of months ago, you need to link both the serial numbers of your old xbox and the new one to your Microsoft account, wait until both show in your devices. I then contacted them through chat, they checked I had registed them and then got my details and sent it out. It doesn't come with retail packaging it comes in a throwaway foam plastic sleave. (incase you plan to sell)
Edited by: "HTFCLUKE" 26th Nov 2016

If you are new to Xbox one and bought the current model, Microsoft will send you the cables for £29.99. You'd think it would be way cheaper to buy these cables from any other retailer but it quite the opposite

Thanks. Been meaning to do this for a couple of weeks but kept forgetting. Finally got it done and glad it's still free :D.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kinectadapter

i'm after one if you don't need it. willing to pay for postage + £9

this has been posted before

Thanks OP, this is really helpful to know. And who cares if its been posted before....really???

thanks

cheers just need to wait for the console to arrive

Make sure you have registered your old Xbox one, and then your new Xbox one on the Xbox website to make it even faster, they need both serial numbers from each console for them to supply this free. You'll also need your Kinect serial.

it's quite a bulky bit of kit, and now comes with a plug for power. But great for free, and the be able to use your Kinect.

I still find it hilarious that Microsoft basically bet the farm on kinect since it first appeared. And lost. This machine was originally built and designed specifically for it, and now the new ones don't even have a port for it

I'll give them one thing though, they saw the mistakes and fixed it fairly quickly, otherwise it would have tanked even worse.

Thanks op heat added

vulcanproject

I still find it hilarious that Microsoft basically bet the farm on kinect … I still find it hilarious that Microsoft basically bet the farm on kinect since it first appeared. And lost. This machine was originally built and designed specifically for it, and now the new ones don't even have a port for it :DI'll give them one thing though, they saw the mistakes and fixed it fairly quickly, otherwise it would have tanked even worse.



Angry Joe done an EPIC interview with then and current Xbox hypeman Major Nelson Larry Hryb.
To be fair Major Nelson was only defending the product and his company, but he was an arrogant sod in the interview, telling Joe "are you on the development team, is it just as easy to flick a switch to make it backwards compat, and play preowned games".
Two weeks later Microsoft backtracked and "flicked that switch"!
They originally said the Xbox One would NEED Kinect to work, Don Matrick at the time was SOOOOOO far off target with Xbox gamers, they shoveled the Kinext down peoples throat's time after time they gamers said they didnt want it.
Fast forward to 2016, E3 in June did not have ONE single mention of Kinect, and the current slim does not even have the port to use what was once sought as THE killer app for controlling the Xbox one.
Again they have listened and with Phil Spencer at the helm now, things seem to be moving in the right direction.
But it's good to remember people power does work!!
Major nelson interview BEFORE the 180 =
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RtSGFryKwo
Angry Joe video after they said they would allow pre owned games =
youtube.com/wat…xb4

Yawn phoney fans living in the past, heat added

Least we got backwards compatability and it didn't come under a premium service

I actually enjoyed Kinect on the 360. Although I have Kinect for Xbox one. I didn't give it a go.

It's fun to play with family. But I guess most people play Xbox on their bedroom so no space.

bullet9t9

I actually enjoyed Kinect on the 360. Although I have Kinect for Xbox … I actually enjoyed Kinect on the 360. Although I have Kinect for Xbox one. I didn't give it a go. It's fun to play with family. But I guess most people play Xbox on their bedroom so no space.



The funny thing is the Kinect 2 on the xbox one does actually work, and work well, but MS really did mess up the xbox one launch with gamers and poisoning the kinect II well forever before the tech even got into gamers hands.

My "free"adaptor arrived today.Same as the chaps on youtube doing the un-boxing, except no box, everything stuffed into a jiffy bag and a mountain of cables including a mains power cable that is now required.Total mess.I only got the kinect as £20 CEX deal posted here and i heard it was good with Battlefield 4 but cannot get it working at all despite enabling it in the options screen.

Thx OP for the info (_;)

Hmmm interesting

Just a reminder - it takes up to 28 days for your adaptor to arrive. Mine came in around 14 days when I got an Xbox One S. Make sure you register your kinect, old xbox and new xbox one s on your online account as well.

The adapter is pretty cumbersome, loads of cables and a power adaptor too. Wish they'd just kept the kinect port on the xbox!

HTFCLUKE

I did this a couple of months ago, you need to link both the serial … I did this a couple of months ago, you need to link both the serial numbers of your old xbox and the new one to your Microsoft account, wait until both show in your devices. I then contacted them through chat, they checked I had registed them and then got my details and sent it out. It doesn't come with retail packaging it comes in a throwaway foam plastic sleave. (incase you plan to sell)


Mine came in an official kinect adapter box
Edited by: "Caroline_1993" 27th Nov 2016

bavi014

it is asking for xbox one sr no. i didnt had any old version. only got … it is asking for xbox one sr no. i didnt had any old version. only got the one S version. would i still get it? its not letting me proceed without xbox one serial



You need an original xbox one to be entitled for the free adapter. My issue here too as I also want the kinect but not willing to pay 50 for an adapter.

apophisxp

You need an original xbox one to be entitled for the free adapter. My … You need an original xbox one to be entitled for the free adapter. My issue here too as I also want the kinect but not willing to pay 50 for an adapter.



its £29.99
microsoftstore.com/sto…100

apophisxp

You need an original xbox one to be entitled for the free adapter. My … You need an original xbox one to be entitled for the free adapter. My issue here too as I also want the kinect but not willing to pay 50 for an adapter.


Have you got the s?
Ive got a xbox one box in the attic that may have a seriel number on i will have a look if it has over the next fewdays if it does i will inbox you it

apophisxp

You need an original xbox one to be entitled for the free adapter. My … You need an original xbox one to be entitled for the free adapter. My issue here too as I also want the kinect but not willing to pay 50 for an adapter.



apophisxp pretty certain I will never want Kinect, would you like my serial number of my Xbox one?

If apophisxp doesn't want your serial number nathyjim then I would be very grateful for it. I'm getting an Xbox One S for my son for Christmas having just sold his Xbox 360 and Kinect and it seems a real rip off to charge £29.99 for the adaptor on top of the cost of an Xbox One Kinect sensor, especially when it appears that there are hardly any Kinect games for the Xbox One available!

I had my old one + kinect registered so already ordered it but not really need it (it's my first time and I feel awful).
If You want one in good price PM me

Did it last week before Black Friday and got one ordered, it was the fastest and most efficient process I've ever seen.

not working for me. im clicking on my registered xbox and then its telling me to register a device.

Ordered Xbox S on Saturday arrived today and registered for cable. Cheers OP

Heat added, i didnt know you needed the additional adaptor, I have ordered one.

nathyjim

apophisxp pretty certain I will never want Kinect, would you like my … apophisxp pretty certain I will never want Kinect, would you like my serial number of my Xbox one?




Sorry for late reply but yes I'd love it!

DancingDollar

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kinectadapteri'm after one if you … https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kinectadapteri'm after one if you don't need it. willing to pay for postage + £9



​will give the serial number for 9£

thanks for adding I have just claimed mine for my new Xbox one S :-)
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