OK, you’ve unpacked and set up your new Xbox One S console and have arrived at your decidedly empty new Dashboard. Here’s what you should do next.
I wrote about the Xbox One S first run experience—where you work through a multi-step wizard to set up and configure your new console—yesterday. There’s no way to skip any of the steps in that wizard, but if you want to change some of the choices you made during this initial setup, you can do so later. These and other configuration options are discussed here.
Install apps and games
First up, you should get some apps and games installed. This is especially important for games, as most Xbox One games are quite big—I have several that are 25 GB or more in size—and they take quite some time to download. So let’s get that going first.