How to Use Apps on a Xbox 360

Introduction

Your console is not limited to just playing games. You can also install apps from the store. This guide aims to help you with basic apps usage.

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  1. Installing an app
  2. Opening an app
  3. Pinning an app
  4. Uninstalling an app
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Your console is not limited to just playing games. You can also install apps from the store. This guide aims to help you with basic apps usage.

Installing an app.

  1. Go to apps.
    Xbox 360 main menu with apps button highlighted

  2. Select Browse Apps or Search Apps.
    Apps menu with browse apps highlighted

  3. Browse or search for the app you are want then select it.
  4. Select Download on the overview page.
    Overview

  5. Select Confirm Purchase to download and install the app.
  6. Wait for your app to finish downloading.
  7. To start your app, go to Apps, then My Apps, then select the app you just downloaded.
    My apps menu with apps listed

  8. Your new app should now be available.

Opening an app

  1. To open an app, first go to apps on the home page.
    Xbox 360 main menu with apps button highlighted

  2. Select My Apps.
    Apps menu with My Apps highlighted

  3. From the My Apps section, launch any app by pressing on A with your controller.
    Menu of apps with the A Launch option highlighted

Pinning places a shortcut to the application or game within the My Pins folder

To pin:

  1. Go to the Games or Apps section and press X on an item that you wish to pin.
    List of Games with X - Game Details highlighted

  2. Select Pin to Home.
    Overview with Pin to Home highlighted

  3. Exit back to the home screen and open My Pins.
    Home screen with My Pins highlighted

  4. You should see the collection of shortcuts of your pinned items.
    Menu of pinned items

To uninstall apps or games:

  1. Open the Settings menu then select System.
    Xbox 360 Settings menu highlighting the System icon.
  2. Open Storage.
    Xbox 360 System Settings screen highlighting the Storage option.
  3. Select the hard drive that the app or game is installed on.
    Xbox 360 Storage Devices screen displaying the available storage devices on your Xbox.
  4. Select Games and Apps.
    Xbox 360 Hard Drive screen highlighting the Games and Apps option.
  5. Scroll up and down to choose. Select the app or game that you wish to remove.
  6. App data or game files will be shown. Scroll down until you see the item that has an "Installed Xbox 360 App/Game" description.
  7. Press A to open the operational commands, select Delete, then confirm.
    Xbox 360 game properties menu highlighting the Delete option.
  8. The App or Game is now deleted.
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