How to Check Current Downloads for Xbox 360

by Johnny KampisUpdated September 22, 2017
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The Xbox Live online service for the Xbox 360 allows users to download movies, movie trailers, demos, full games and more. You can easily check your current downloads by pressing just a few buttons.

Hold the "Xbox Guide" button on your controller for a few seconds to bring up your user information.

Scroll two blades to the left to reach the "Marketplace."

Move down to "Active Downloads" and press "A." The file at the top of the list is currently downloading. Below that are any pending downloads.

Select a file and press "A" to view more information. On this screen you can make a given file the priority download by choosing "Download Now." You can also cancel it or change to another storage device.


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About the Author

A veteran of the newspaper industry, Johnny Kampis has worked as a freelance writer since 2005. His articles have appeared in various publications including "The New York Times," "Atlanta-Journal Constitution" and the "San Francisco Chronicle." He currently serves as an editor of poker-based "Rounder" magazine and writer for the Alabama football publication "Crimson" magazine.

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