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10 Nov 2020

Xbox Series X and Series S: How To Change Background And Add Dynamic Themes

The Xbox Series S and X dashboard may be essentially the same as the Xbox One's, but it does add a new set of dynamic themes.

While they're not as interesting as those you'd find on PS4, they're still a stylish way to give your next-gen console a home screen facelift.

Here's how.

Xbox Series X and Series S: Change Your Background and Add Dynamic Themes

It's worth noting that you don't have to use themes – as with the last generation, you can grab Achievement artwork, screenshots, or even files from a USB to use as your background.

Still, here's how to set the background of your choosing:

1) Hit the Xbox button to bring up the guide, and then head to the Profile and System tab.

2) Head into Settings, then General and Personalisation.

From here, go to "My Colour" to set the accents for your cursor, your home screen tiles, and your background theme.

You can also change your background to any of the types of images we mentioned earlier, or use "Dynamic Backgrounds" to install one of seven dynamic themes.

  • Waves
  • Waves (Faded)
  • Ultraviolent
  • Midnight
  • Deja Goo
  • Ribbons
  • Ripple

Check out a handy video demonstration below from YouTuber "Xbox Gaming".