How to sign in to XBox One console from Windows 10



  • When I try to stream my XBox One it sometimes works (I guess because the Kinect automatically detects and logs me in) but sometimes it doesn't recognize me, and when I try to stream the XBox it says "To continue, sign in on your console using this account." However, there are times when I cannot see the console any way except via streaming, and cannot log on directly via the console; I need to do it either over the app or via streaming. How can I do this?



  • Do you have auto sign-in turned on?

    • From the Xbox One dashboard, go to the left to open the sidebar
    • Scroll down to "Settings"
    • Choose "All Settings"
    • Choose "Account"
    • Choose "Sign-in, Security, and Passkey"
    • Set "Instant Sign in" to use your XB1 profile

    That said, I actually get this error a lot if I just woke the XB1 up with the Xbox App before trying to stream. If I give it 15-20 seconds and retry the streaming, it usually works.




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