Once you upgrade from Xbox One to Xbox One S, you would notice the difference in size because the latter is designed to be smaller and also the add-on 4K/HDR capabilities that 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 both 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 design of the product itself. 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 both the original Xbox One and Xbox One S.
Moving from Xbox One to Xbox One S
Moving move from the original Xbox One Console to Xbox One S can be easy provided you follow certain steps.
Where To Find Saved Games And Apps
All of 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, it is necessary for you to download the games that you purchased for your new Xbox One S console digitally. To do this, just go to My Games & Apps and choose the content you would like to transfer or download to your next console.
More so, a selection of 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 helps you free up the hard disk space for saving other important files. Once logged in to your Xbox One S console, saved data will automatically appear and applied for a particular game. You can also choose to save some files on your hard disk plus cloud servers.
How To Get 4K And HDR Content
With the use of 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 decide to use the Kinect Sensor that comes with the Xbox One S console. The adapter is available for free for a limited time only when customers choose to 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 swiftly connect your Xbox One S to Xbox Live.
A Bluetooth radio is included when you purchase an Xbox One wireless controller which can be connected outright to a Windows 10 PC or laptop. This makes use of 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 there is a change in the positioning of the button. It was originally set at the side of the console but has now been moved to the front area right below the power button.
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