Adding Xbox One console to Suitest

Suitest supports Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X retail and developer kits. After setting up your Xbox One console you will be able to run automated tests on UWP C# / XAML or JavaScript / HTML apps.


A couple of things that you will need:

  • Xbox One console - developer kit (10.0.15063 or higher), retail version (10.0.17134 or higher)
  • A computer with SuitestDrive downloaded and paired.

Prepare your Xbox One

If you are using a Retail Xbox One version then please make sure it is switched to developer mode. If you are unsure on how to achieve this, please refer to Xbox One Developer Mode activation. If you are using a Developer kit Xbox One then also make sure that it is switched to developer mode.

Allow Instant-on

Instant-on power mode allows Suitest to turn the device on as necessary.

To enable Instant-on go to **Settings** > **Power & startup** > **Power mode &  startup** > **Power mode** and choose **Instant-on**
To enable Instant-on go to Settings > Power & startup > Power mode & startup > Power mode and choose Instant-on

Enable instant sign-in

You need to be logged into your Xbox Live account or else the device will refuse to start any applications. To make sure you are always logged in enable instant sign-in on your Xbox One.

Go to **Settings** > **Account** > **Sign-in, security & passkey**
Go to Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey
In **Sign-in, security & passkey** > **Instant sign-in** then select your account > **Use instant sign-in**
In Sign-in, security & passkey > Instant sign-in then select your account > Use instant sign-in

Now your account will sign-in automatically when your device is turned on.

Determine your local IP address

To connect to your console Suitest needs to know the current local IP address.

Go to **Settings** > **Network** > **Network Settings** > **Advanced Settings**
Go to Settings > Network > Network Settings > Advanced Settings

Static IP address: To prevent connection failures due to the device IP address changes you should consider configuring your DHCP server to assign static IP address to your device.

Enable Xbox Device Portal

Xbox Device Portal allows remote access to the Xbox One console. It is necessary to enable it so that SuitestDrive can access the console.

On the Xbox One open the Dev Home app, then go to Remote Access Settings and check Enable Xbox Device Portal.

Enabling Xbox Device Portal for remote access to device
Enabling Xbox Device Portal for remote access to device

It is recommended that you also enable Authentication and set up username and password for a more secure access to your device. This step is optional.

The steps to enable the Xbox Device Portal may vary across OS versions.

Enable HTTP Monitor

To allow Suitest to track network requests, you will need to enable the HTTP Monitor inside the Dev Home app.

HTTP Monitor enabled
HTTP Monitor enabled

Add the Xbox One to Suitest

Open the Add device wizard then select Add physical device, then choose Xbox One from the platform list and press Next.

Adding Xbox One to Suitest
Adding Xbox One to Suitest

Use the Discover button for Suitest to search your local network for Xbox One devices. First select the SuitestDrive that you wish to add the device to. Press the Discover button, be patient while Suitest searches for Xbox One devices, if devices are found then you can select them from the drop-down. The local IP address will be automatically filled, however, you will still need to fill in the username and password.

Press Next and the rest of the process will complete automatically. After this the Xbox One will become available in your Suitest account.

No devices found

If no devices are found in the automatic discovery process, then you can try to add the device manually by filling in all the fields (local IP address, Username, Password).

Now that you have your Xbox One device configured, it's time to instrument your app and start testing.

Something went wrong?

Please check the Xbox One troubleshooting section for guidance.