How to Install Xbox Series X or S Games From Your Phone

Last Updated: Jan 29, 2024 by

The Xbox Series X and S have revolutionized the gaming experience with their powerful hardware and advanced features. One of the most convenient features is the ability to install games remotely from your phone. This means you can start downloading a game while you’re away from your console, so it’s ready to play when you get home. In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps to install Xbox Series X or S games from your phone.

Download the Xbox App

Before you can install games remotely, you’ll need to download the Xbox app on your phone. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices and can be found in the App Store or Google Play Store. Once downloaded, log in with your Xbox account credentials.

Connect to Your Console

To install games remotely, your phone needs to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your console. Make sure your phone is connected to your home Wi-Fi before proceeding. Open the Xbox app and tap on the “Consoles” tab at the bottom of the screen. Your console should appear in the list of available devices. Tap on it to connect.

Browse and Install Games

Once connected to your console, tap on the “Store” tab at the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the Xbox Store where you can browse and purchase games. You can also search for specific games using the search bar at the top of the screen. Once you’ve found a game you want to install, tap on it to open the game page.

Install the Game

On the game page, tap on the “Install” button. This will bring up a pop-up window asking you to confirm the installation. Tap on “Install” again to confirm. The game will now start downloading to your console. You can monitor the progress of the download on the “Queue” tab in the Xbox app.

Manage Your Game Library

The Xbox app also allows you to manage your game library remotely. To access your game library, tap on the “My Games & Apps” tab at the bottom of the screen. This will show you a list of all the games you have installed on your console. From here, you can uninstall games, view game details, and even start playing a game remotely.


If you encounter any issues while trying to install games remotely, make sure your console is turned on and connected to the internet. You can also try restarting your console and phone, or disconnecting and reconnecting to your console in the Xbox app.


With the Xbox app, installing games on your Xbox Series X or S has never been easier. You can now start downloading games from anywhere, so they’re ready to play when you get home. Make sure to take advantage of this convenient feature and expand your Xbox game library with ease.

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