Once you upgrade from Xbox One to Xbox One S, you will notice the difference in size because the latter is designed to be smaller, and also, the add-on 4K/HDR capabilities can amplify your gaming tempo. Here are other features of the Xbox One S:
- Xbox One S can be positioned vertically. The Xbox One S supports vertical and horizontal orientation, while the original Xbox One is designed for horizontal use. Though most users placed Xbox One vertically, it was wrong. Now that all advisory failed in changing user habits, they changed the product’s design. Your Xbox One S can be positioned vertically with the use of a stand which can be purchased separately. Some Xbox One bundles may come with a stand.
- Compatibility In Accessories. Practically all original Xbox One accessories are designed to work on the original Xbox One and Xbox One S.
Moving from Xbox One to Xbox One S
Moving from the original Xbox One Console to Xbox One S can be easy, provided you follow specific steps.
Where To Find Saved Games And Apps
All your Xbox One disc-based apps and games will work efficiently with Xbox One S. Please note that your app and games licenses are attached to your profile and will be transferred to your new console. However, you must digitally download the games you purchased for your new Xbox One S console. To do this, go to My Games & Apps and choose the content you want to transfer or download to your next console.
More so, Xbox 360 games can also be played on the Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles.
You can also store and access saved games and apps on cloud servers which will help you quickly do a remote transfer of your saved data from the original Xbox One to Xbox One S. This also enables you to free up the hard disk space for saving other essential files. Once logged in to your Xbox One S console, saved data will automatically appear and be applied for a particular game. You can also save some files on your hard disk and cloud servers.
How To Get 4K And HDR Content
With UHD TV, you can now automatically explore 4K and HDR content and Blu-ray movies. Once you connect your console to a supported TV, your Xbox One S console should be able to automatically detect the signal, which will then prompt you to update display settings.
On Using Kinect Sensor
You will need a Kinect Adapter when you use the Kinect Sensor that comes with the Xbox One S console. The adapter is free for a limited time only when customers upgrade from Xbox One to Xbox One S.
When using the Kinect IR capabilities, which are used to control specific devices in your home or space like the AVR and TV, do not place your Xbox One S console in enclosed areas like the cabinet to prevent any interference with IR signals.
Wireless Networking Protocol
Xbox One S introduces its recent addition to wireless protocols – 802.11ac. This is added to its current list of supported wireless network protocols, such as 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band. With the use of a wireless AC router, you can also use the network to be able to connect your Xbox One S to Xbox Live swiftly.
A Bluetooth radio is included when purchasing an Xbox One wireless controller, which can be connected to a Windows 10 PC or laptop. This uses other proprietary wireless radio when attempting to connect to your Xbox One S console.
Accessory Pairing Button
When connecting a wireless controller to your Xbox One S console, note that the button’s position is changed. It was initially set at the side of the console but has now been moved to the front area right below the power button.
Read next: How to set up Xbox One S Console.
Do both consoles need to be on for network transfer?
Yes, both the consoles need to be on the same network. Once you enable the feature on the console, it will look for another console and initiate the transfer. There is no way to transfer the games over the internet.
Is network transfer like game sharing?
No, transfer allows you to switch from one console to another. Once done, you will not be able to play games on the first console. The process helps you to quickly start playing games on the new console, instead of spending time downloading games again on the console.