How to Setup Your Xbox One Console

Discussion in 'Xbox One Support & Tips' started by KN1GHTMARE, Dec 22, 2013.


    KN1GHTMARE Super Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Congratulations! You managed to get yourself a brand new Xbox One! Now let us help you get it up and running.

    First things first; let’s make sure everything you need is in the box; it should include the following:

    1. Xbox One console
    2. Kinect sensor
    3. Power supply
    4. Power cord
    5. Xbox One wireless controller
    6. Two AA batteries
    7. Chat Headset
    8. One HDMI cable
    9. Documents (Quick Start Guide, Manual, Xbox Live Trial card)

    Once you have confirmed everything was inside the box, it’s time to prep for installation. The next thing we should do is remove the protective film from the front on the console; it is a clear sticker with writing on it which includes some important warning. Once you have read through the warnings simply remove the sticker and discard.

    The next important step is simply choosing a location for your Xbox One; the area should be well ventilated and uncluttered to avoid the console over heating. Please note that the Xbox One’s primary venting is via the top of the console and so you shouldn’t stack anything on top of it (ie dvd, bluray, game cases).

    It’s time to connect the console to your TV, luckily Microsoft was nice enough to include a HDMI cable for us and so we can use that one or a different if preferred. One end of the cable should go to your TV and the other to the “HDMI OUT” port on the console.

    Now let’s get the console online. Using a networking cable (ie Cat5, Cat6, etc) connect the modem/router to the Ethernet connection on the back of your console. You can now also connect your Kinect to the marked port on the back of the console.

    Now we’re ready to connect the power brick (power supply) to the console. First plug the power supply to the back of the Xbox One and then connect the power cord to the power supply. Finally connect the power cord to your electrical outlet; MSFT strongly recommends not connecting into a surge protector and connecting straight to the wall outlet.

    Lastly, insert the batteries provided into your controller and hold the Xbox button on the front of the controller to power on your new console. It’s important to note that the controller, which was included with the console, is already synced. If you have purchased extra controllers, please follow these instructions to sync: Controller Setup Guide

    Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.