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Xbox One Home Gold sharing for Xbox One detailed

Xbox One may have dropped its ambitious family game sharing plans, but the new Xbox Live is still meant to make sharing titles and services across accounts and consoles easier. Chief product officer Marc Whitten outlined the new convenience features of Home Gold on a post on the Xbox Wire (opens in new tab) blog.

First off, you won't have to juggle accounts to make sure you can play online or access all your games. One Xbox Live Gold subscriber can extend many of his or her benefits to every user of that console: multiplayer gaming, entertainment apps, Skype, and more, whether the subscriber's signed in or not.

Some of the benefits can even extend to other consoles: as long as an Xbox Live Gold member stays logged in on any account, all the other users can access online multiplayer and entertainment apps. If you buy a digital game while you're at another Xbox, it will also be available on your home console, and all games purchased by that Xbox's accounts are accessible to all its other accounts.

If you want to see some of the games you could share with your family/roommates/cult, check out every Xbox One game we know.

Connor Sheridan
Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.