How to Use Apps on a Xbox One

Introduction

Please choose from the available actions.

? What would you like to do?

  1. Install an App
  2. Open an App
  3. Pin or Unpin Apps
  4. Snap an App
  5. Uninstall an App
  6. Complete this guide.

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Please choose from the available actions.

Install an App on Xbox One

  1. From the Home screen, go to the Store by scrolling to the right by pressing the RB button on the
    controller.
    Options bar with Store highlighted

  2. Next, select Apps.
    Catgories window with Apps highlighted

  3. Here you will see Featured, Popular, and Newly-released Apps.
    Apps window with Featured App A highlighted

  4. Clicking on the ellipsis (...) will show more apps from the category above.
    Popular apps showing different apps

  5. You can also select the Search Apps function if you are looking for a specific app.
  6. Once an app is downloaded, it will install and be available from this menu.
Open an installed App from your Home screen by selecting it, then press the A button.
Home screen with Home button highlighted

If you want to see other installed Games and Apps on your Xbox One:
  1. From the Home screen select My Games & Apps and press the A button.
    Home screen with My Games and apps highlighted

  2. From here you can select any Game or App the you wish to launch.
    Apps screen with Apps highlighted

Pin an App
  1. From the home screen, open My games & apps.
    Games and apps window

  2. Highlight the app you wish to make a shortcut to the home screen.
  3. Push Menu icon on the controller.
  4. Select Pin to Home.
    Pin screen with Pin to Home highlighted

Unpin an App
  1. Highlight the app from the home screen
  2. Push Menu icon on the controller.
  3. Select Unpin.
    Game 1 window with Unpin highlighted
Snapping an App
  1. While in any game, tap on the Xbox Guide/Home button to put it in a window.
    Main menu

  2. Push Left on the Left analog stick to open the menu and push Down until you reach the Snap icon.
    Menu with Snap icon highlighted

  3. Once the Snap icon is highlighted, you can use the Left analog stick on the controller to point Left, then point up or down to choose from available apps. Press A to snap the selected app.
    Apps with Sling Television highlighted

  4. This will show your game and the other app side-by-side on the screen.
  5. To switch which app is controlled, tap the Xbox Guide/Home button to zoom out and use the Left analog stick to select the window you wish to control.
  1. From the home screen, open My games & apps
  2. Highlight the app you wish to uninstall.
    Your games and apps window

  3. Once highlighted, push Menu icon on the controller.
  4. Select Uninstall.
  5. Confirm the uninstallation to proceed.
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