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How to connect to Xbox Live

A step-by-step guide to getting online with your Xbox One.

Xbox Live gives you a huge amount of extra content to play with on your Xbox One. You can watch the biggest films, cheer on your favourite football team and play games online with your friends. There are two different ways to hook your Xbox One up to Xbox Live, so whether you’re using a wired or wireless connection, we’ll show you just how easy it is!

Wired connection

If you’re using an Ethernet cable to connect your Xbox One to your router, follow these simple steps:

  • Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into your router and the other into the back of your Xbox One.
  • Press the Xbox button on your controller, and select Settings.
  • Go to All Settings and then to Network.
  • Select Network settings and then Test network connection to make sure the Ethernet cable is working properly.

Success! Now, you can play the biggest and best games online with your friends and watch a massive variety of films and sports.

Wireless connection

Going wireless is super easy! Follow these simple steps to connect your Xbox One without getting in a tangle:

  • Push the Xbox button on your controller, head to Settings and select All Settings.
  • Go to Network and pick Network settings.
  • Now select Setup wireless network and look for the name of your router.
  • Once you’ve chosen your router, type in your password.
  • You’ll be taken back to the Network settings screen, so select Test connection to make sure that everything has worked properly.

Success! Time to fly off into space, score the winner or be the last man standing in your favourite online games.