Alright, I did a quick little test. I just got a Xbox One and I am having trouble installing games. Tweaked with a new one-column layout, the activity feed will let you post text to your feed and like or comment on other items in the feed. Update: Ok, I looked at my router and even with my X1 'off', the device is still showing up as an active device connected to the router. Head to and sign in with your Microsoft account. There are ways to check if data is going back and forth if you really wanted to.
Its a wired, gigabit connection. A launch date for Xbox One has not yet been announced. Xbox One, much like PlayStation 4 -- and Xbox 360 before it -- is capable of downloading content while you're away from the console, Microsoft has confirmed. But it doesn't actually turn off unless you hold the power button down for a few seconds on the console itself. When I install over night before I go to bed, the Xbox is off in the morning. I wonder if the speed downloads slower when in standby so it doesn't effect the rest of your network traffic? Oh this is an old thread.
These are the default settings, so everything should just work. I got discs for some games thinking it would be faster but they are not. I've personally tested this myself with several games queued. Can my 360 download demos and stuff while turned off? And finally, you can turn off notifications while watching videos. Assuming your Xbox One is set up to automatically accept updates, that means your console will start downloading the game or other content right after you purchase it. If your game is stuck at 20% downloading try canceling it and redownloading it.
ChaCha Answer: Yes, you are downloading the content from the disk onto the hard drive. Well since someone said it could do it, I'm going to try again. Ya the system doesn't have any other option but off. Am I missing another setting somewhere? Well I tried starting a download and then just letting the system run with the power off setting changed to 1 hour. Just make sure that your Xbox is set as your home console. How to Configure Your Xbox One for Remote Game Downloads This will only work if your Xbox One is suspended and set to automatically downloaded game updates and stay in Instant-on mode.
What else does the August update carry? Xbox One can wake up to remotely download content, Of course you can download while you are away. Of course you can download while you are away. I literally got to play the game for a combined 12 minutes because I died on both attempts just a few minutes in. If you're putting your Xbox into sleep mode which is what shutting it off while having it still listen to start up by voice is , then yes it will download stuff in the background. I left it for like 10 minutes and then turned the console back on.
I have bad internet but games can easily finish downloading overnight. I understand that it'll download updates in that state, thats what it specifically mentions in the settings Xbox will download updates in standby but it mentions nothing about full games. If you set your power options to Instant On, and select the option to download games in the background, then yes it works. Yea, you can only play the demo 2 times and only 20min per gameYeah, that was really disappointing. Search for the game you want to install on your Xbox One in the Store. The beauty of low power mode! Watch the light on the power brick, if it's orange it's fully off, if it's white then it's either on or in low power mode, it'll download stuff in that case. The white light is showing on my power brick, so I'll let it sit there for a while and then turn it back on and check.
I think it goes into a low latency mode where it tries to pull chunks for whatever game. I let it hit 2% and then shut off the console. Is there anything else I need to do? You can download games remotely either via the web or the Xbox app. I miss being able to download games in the background and then having my console completely switch off. Also, why does installing from a blu ray take the same speed as from online? It works just like the Xbox app for smartphones. A notification pops up when your controller's battery gets low.
So this tells me that it does still have an active connection. Remote downloads remove this problem altogether. Note: I've noticed the order of downloads may change while the console is off. That could also be a reason why the ps4 draws more power vs the X1 while in standby like that. The benefit of such functionality on either console is simple: It allows games, demos, and presumably other content to be purchased or queued up for download while away from the system and then downloaded so that it's ready to be played once you're home. I wonder if the speed downloads slower when in standby so it doesn't effect the rest of your network traffic? Search for an Xbox One game and either purchase it or get it for free, depending on the price.
That said, the game seems pretty cool. On the flip side, though, I can kind of understand their concern with giving us too much. If you're downloading something when the console is on and then you turn it off, as long as you don't power it down completely holding down the power button so it goes to power save mode , the download will continue. The download had been stopped, so it did not continue while shut off. Well, as others have said, it goes into a standby mode.
There are ways to check if data is going back and forth if you really wanted to. If you're using instant on, then yes. It's a great demo, but I can easily see someone being satisfied enough with it to just use the demo probably not that many people, though, and those people likely never would've purchased the full game anyway. Also packaged into the August update is a change to your activity feed, specifically in the way you interact with your friends. On Xbox 360, content can be queued up for download from Xbox. Make sure change the sleep setting to 3 or 5 hours. A recent report suggested , at least in the United States, but has since reported that is unlikely to be the case, leaving us to continue waiting for some official word from Microsoft.