How to pin Games and Apps to Xbox One Home

By | July 29, 2014

Xbox One is one of the most popular gaming console from Microsoft. As you load your Xbox One with more games, apps, videos and music on your Xbox One device, you must able access those things which you use more regularly. Here pins come into the picture and you can pin your favorite game, app or any content to the home screen for quick access. Here I am going to discuss how to pin the games or apps on to Xbox One Home.


How to pin Games and Apps to Xbox One Home

  • Press the Xbox button on your Xbox console to return to home or just say, “Xbox, go home”.
  • Now navigate to the game, app or video which you want to pin on the home screen.
  • With the tile highlighted, now press the menu button and it is the hamburger button icon on your controller.
  • Now select the option pin to home.

Thats it, your favorite item which you use regularly is now pinned to your Xbox One’s home screen. By creating the pin you have now basically created the shortcut to the game or the app from the front of the Xbox One dashboard instead of navigating through the menu to find it.

How to rearrange the pins

There are two solutions to rearrange the pins. First method is rearranging them directly from the Xbox but it is not user friendly. But there is an option move to front, which move the pin to the upper right corner. But from Xbox One you can’t simply rearrange t he pins to the specific locations.

Another method is using the the Xbox One SmartGlass Beta. In this app tap on the menu button at the top of the left corner and Select pins. Here tap and hold one of your pins and then drag it to the location which you want.

Author: Peter Jacksonn

Peter, the most experienced in The Tech Bulletin team is a professional blogger and interested in reviewing the gadgets, giving solutions for technical queries. He covers the consumer electronics section along with latest apps and games.+Peter