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minkshaman

I use Emby on an Xbox One and I really want to make it easier for my children to select their own user accounts.

They know to switch their user accounts on Netflix, but Emby is a few steps too hard for them.

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minkshaman

Ok, that request post seems a bit off from what I’m after.

What I’d like is the ability to switch local users without having to go through the “log out” option every time.

A nice user list with icons would be good too.

My 2 and 4 year old kids can work Netflix to get to their accounts, they can’t work Emby to get to their accounts, as there’s just too many steps.

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GrimReaper
5 hours ago, minkshaman said:

Ok, that request post seems a bit off from what I’m after.

What I’d like is the ability to switch local users without having to go through the “log out” option every time.

A nice user list with icons would be good too.

My 2 and 4 year old kids can work Netflix to get to their accounts, they can’t work Emby to get to their accounts, as there’s just too many steps.

Which client app you are referring to? 

Edit: Disregard above, just saw it in your original post. AFAIK, Xbox app has always been a version of Emby Theater. If still so, I reckon unticking "Remember me" on login screen should present you with iconized User list upon every launch. 

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minkshaman

That’s pretty good, but I’m after a step further.

With Netflix it’s 6 clicks or so, and it clearly says “switch user”.

With Emby, it’s 12 clicks and it says “sign out”.

What I’d like to see is either an option to reorder the user menu, or better yet, an option to have a clearly labeled button on the top bar “Switch Users”.

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GrimReaper
5 hours ago, minkshaman said:

That’s pretty good, but I’m after a step further.

With Netflix it’s 6 clicks or so, and it clearly says “switch user”.

With Emby, it’s 12 clicks and it says “sign out”.

What I’d like to see is either an option to reorder the user menu, or better yet, an option to have a clearly labeled button on the top bar “Switch Users”.

Then I beleive this one should be more in line with your request:

Likely some time in the future...? 🙄

Edit: Part of it here, as well:

 

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minkshaman

The first option seems like it, but that user had their issue solved, as they ticked the box for display users on lan.

The second is close, but I want a GUI button, as I’m dealing with kids.

it might just be easier to show them how to change Xbox accounts.

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GrimReaper
5 hours ago, minkshaman said:

The first option seems like it, but that user had their issue solved, as they ticked the box for display users on lan.

The second is close, but I want a GUI button, as I’m dealing with kids.

it might just be easier to show them how to change Xbox accounts.

Well, I know Android TV devices do allow fast user-switching, I suppose Amazon Fire devices do too, possibly Roku(?), you might wanna take that road until Theater implements same capability. 

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2 hours ago, GrimReaper76 said:

possibly Roku(?)

It will in beta soon.

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