So what is aka.ms/xboxsetup? Confused? Doesn’t sound like the name of some item. Does it? Because it is not a name, it is a website. It is a helpful website that Microsoft provides. So in this article, we will discuss what aka.ms/xboxsetup is, what is Xbox one and how to set up the Xbox console on the Phone.
What is aka.ms/xboxsetup
In simple words, aka.ms/xboxsetup is a page on the Microsoft website provided by Microsoft to set up your Xbox One. The setting up of your Xbox one with this website will require your Microsoft account and an activation code. It is mainly used to access your Xbox one on mobile but can also be used on Windows and Mac.
Sometimes you need your Xbox one app on a non-Xbox device to change several settings. This is when this website ‘aka.ms/xboxsetup’ comes into play. This website will help you set up your Xbox one on your non-Xbox device.
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Launched in 2013, the Xbox One is the successor to Xbox 360. Xbox one is a line of home video game consoles; it was developed by Microsoft and was first launched in North America, parts of Europe, Australia, and South America in 2013.
That was a brief introduction. Now let us get ahead with learning how to set up an Xbox console on the Phone.
How to Setup the Xbox Console on a Phone?
Setting up your Xbox console on your Phone is pretty straightforward. You can set up your Xbox console with the T.V. your Xbox is connected to, but we will look at how to set up your Xbox console on the Phone with the app. You have to follow the following steps.
- Download the app from the app store if you have an iPhone or from the play store if you have an android and complete the downloading and installing procedure.
- Now that you have downloaded the Xbox app connect all the cables as marks on your Xbox.
- There is a port for the network; we will be using wifi, but it is suggested to connect to the cable modem as doing this directly will provide you with a stable network connection.
- After plugging in all the cables, plug in the power cable and make sure you are connected to the correct HDMI port.
- Open the Xbox app on your phone and sign in.
- You’ll find an Xbox icon, open it, select the option that says ‘Set up a console’.
- After this, you will see two options on your T.V. screen, a six digit code and a Q.R. code. You can use the six digit code on the aka.ms/xboxsetup website. But since we have taken the quicker and easier way here, we will scan the Q.R. code with our phones.
- You will now be asked to connect to Wi-Fi, allow it, and join. After this, tap on ‘next’.
- Now select your preferred language and the country where you are.
- In the next step, you will be asked to select an internet connection, and you may choose any connection you favour.
- Your system will find suitable updates, select what you feel is correct and wait for it to complete updating and installing.
- You will be given two options for power, energy-saving and instant on. You may choose whichever you are comfortable with.
- The app will now ask for sign-in and security preferences. It will provide you with three options-no barriers, passkey and lock it down. Please select any one of them as per your privacy preferences.
- Now sign in to your Microsoft account and add the name you want.
- Go ahead if you want to apply some parental restrictions, and you are all done!
A few versions of Xbox
- First Generation Xbox 2001: Released in 2001, Xbox had a sixth-generation home console. The launch price was set at $299 in The United States and £399.99 in the E.U. More than 24 million units were sold worldwide.
The original Xbox was available in black and green, and the manufacturer was Flextronics. Its CPU was a custom Coppermine based Intel Pentium III -233MHz. It had a memory capacity of 64MB DDR SDRAM 200MHz and a hard drive of 8 or 10 GB HDD formatted to 8GB.
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- Second Generation Xbox 360 2005: The second generation Xbox 360 was launched on 22 November 2005 and was discontinued in April 2016. It had a seventh home console generation and was the second Xbox generation. The launch price was $299, and 84 Million units were sold.
It offered Matte White and Matte Black colour options, and the manufacturers were Flextronics, Wistron, Celestica and Foxconn. Xbox 360 consisted of a 3.2 GHz IBM PowerPC tri-core CPU and a memory capacity of 512 MB GDDR3 RAM.
- Xbox 360 S 2010: Launched in June of 2010 and discontinued in April 2016, it had a seventh home console generation and was Xbox second generation. The launch price was set at $299 and offered the colour options of glossy white and black and matte black. The manufacturers were Flextronics, Wistron, Celestica and Foxconn. It had a 3.2 GHz PowerPC tri-core Xenon CPU and a memory capacity of 512 MB GDDR3 RAM.
- Xbox 360 E 2013: Released in June of 2013 and discontinued in April 2016, it had a seventh home console generation and was Xbox second generation. The launch price was set at $299 and offered the colour option of two-tone black. The manufacturers were Flextronics, Wistron, Celestica and Foxconn. It had a 3 Core GHz PowerPC tri-core Xenon CPU and 512 MB GDDR3 RAM.
- Third Generation Xbox one 2013: Put out in the market in November of 2013 and discontinued in April 2016; it had an eighth home console generation and was Xbox third generation. The launch price was set at $499; the price was increased after a long time, and offered the colour option of glossy black. Around 49 million units were sold. The manufacturers were Flextronics and Foxconn. It had a 1.75GHz AMD 8-core APU CPU and a memory capacity of 8GB DDR3.
- Xbox One S 2016: Launched in November of 2016 and still running, it had an eighth home console generation and was Xbox third generation. The launch price was set at $299 and offered the colour options of Robot white and deep blue. The manufacturers were Flextronics and Foxconn. It had a 1.75GHz AMD 8-core APU CPU and a memory capacity of 8GB DDR3.
- Xbox one X 2017: Launched in November of 2017 and discontinued in July 2020, it had an eighth home console generation and was Xbox third generation. The launch price was set at $499 and offered the colour options of black and white. The manufacturers were again Flextronics and Foxconn. It had a 2.3 GHz AMD 8-core Jaguar Enhanced CPU and a memory capacity of 12GB DDR5.
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So now you know that aka.ms/xboxsetup is a website provided by Microsoft to set up your Xbox One. Setting up your Xbox console on your Phone is a pretty easy job.
You need to download the app, go ahead with the steps it suggests and follow the above instructions. Xbox has had a great history, and all of us love the games we play on them. Set up your console and enjoy the game!
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