Join Doug Winnie for an in-depth discussion in this video What you need, part of Learning Xbox One.
-There are two editions of Xbox One that you can purchase. One model comes with Kinect, a powerful sensor and camera that allows you to interact with your Xbox using body motion, voice controls, and can even recognize you to sign into the console. There's also a less expensive model that doesn't come with a Kinect sensor. In this course, we're gonna use the model with Kinect. So our set up process will include the Kinect calibration and configuration. I'm gonna assume that you have Kinect, but if you don't, no worries.
To use Xbox One, you'll need a few things set up and ready to go before we get started. First, you'll need a 720p HD or higher HDMI-compatible television or display. You will also need a Broadband Internet connection that you can connect to, either through an Ethernet cable or through a WiFi network. The room where you will be installing your Xbox needs to have enough room to allow the Kinect sensor to work. The Kinect senor can be placed above or below the television, but needs to be on a stable surface.
It is recommended that the Kinect be placed above the television, and it can be six feet above the base of your television. It can also be placed below it, but shouldn't be more than two feet below the base. If one player is using the Kinect sensor, the minimum distance from the sensor to the person is four feet. If two people are playing, the minimum is six feet, to allow for both people, standing side by side, to be captured by the Kinect sensor. Finally, the Xbox One console itself can be placed where convenient with your entertainment center or media setup.
But since the Xbox One is essentially a computer, be sure to operate it in an area that gets proper ventilation, to allow the device to cool while in use. And also have no obstructions that would prevent the use of wireless devices. Also, unlike the Xbox 360, the Xbox One can only be placed horizontally, due to the mechanics of the blu-ray drive. That's about it! With that, let's open everything up and see what's inside.
- Connecting and powering up the Xbox One
- Working with games and apps
- Signing up for Xbox Live
- Using Xbox with your TV
- Controlling Xbox One with your voice
- Messaging friends
- Using OneDrive with Xbox One
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Q: This course was updated on 12/24/2014. What changed?
A: Five movies were added, covering the latest updates to Xbox One: updates to the Friends app, faster snapping for apps, the new Media Player app, and new features for Live TV.