So I bought an x-box for my son a couple years ago (he's now 11). I have him setup as a child on my box and have removed content restrictions.

However, he can't access Xbox live Gold. E.g., he can't play Fortnite for instance or any game that requires Xbox Live Gold access.

I only bought it for him and had set myself up originally as the parent to be able to simply lock him out from purchasing stuff. Is there a setting I'm missing somewhere that should allow this as all articles I've read seem to indicate he should be able to access my Gold account??


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You will need to set up the Xbox One as your home console. This has likely been done by default, but it can't hurt to check. Here is the official guide on how to accomplish this: Set up home Xbox.

This should be enough to allow your child account to access Gold. If not, be sure to check in the settings if you haven't selected a restriction level that doesn't allow your child to play online.

  • Took a while to figure this out. The child's home Xbox was set to the home console, but my account was not. Setting this up in settings worked.
    – Andez
    May 25, 2019 at 8:48
  • @Andez glad your problem was solved!
    – Eric
    May 27, 2019 at 12:30

If you bought Xbox live gold for yourself, then if you go to your subscriptions page there should be a feature to share gold on that Xbox.

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