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- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10

- Offline: 0 [0http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j401/markv1982/gsicon.png]

- Online: 10 [0http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j401/markv1982/gsicon.png]

- Approximate amount of time to 0http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j401/markv1982/gsicon.png: 16.6 Hours.

- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 20 clips and approximately 25 episodes.

- Missable achievements: None

- Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty.

- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: None

- Extra equipment needed: TV service provider needed for almost all achievements.



Welcome to the USA Now where we are covert, we are criminal, and we like to get the best satisfaction possible out of our time. Have you ever wished you could uncover ancient secrets? Or maybe you've wondered how long it takes the government to try and burn you. Well look no further than because USA is bringing it to the Xbox One. Following in the footsteps of the other NOW television apps, USA NOW does have you watch 16.6 hours worth of content without any fast-forwarding. All-in-all it's not too bad of an app, and we should be able to get through it.


Abbreviated Walkthrough:

With the introduction in mind, we must link our service to our Xbox One. Launch the app for the first time to unlock "Welcome To The Show." Now press http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j401/markv1982/menubut.png and scroll down to the service provider option. It will give you a link (http://www.usanetwork.com/activate) and a randomly generated code that you must enter into the link. You will then choose your service provider, log in with your credentials, and it will link your Xbox One unlocking "Logged Into Provider." Now we move into TV watching.et through it.


Once you get to the TV shows menu scroll to the 'About' section and choose the option to pin show to home in order to unlock "Playing Favorites." Now we will watch a clip from this TV show (Satisfaction is a good choice). Once you finish this clip, find another show and watch a second clip, and repeat for a third show to unlock "Seen A Thing Or Two." At this point you still need 17 more clips, and need to watch a clip or episode for a second time. Take any of the three clips you previously watched, and simply watch it again to unlock "Repeat Viewer." Watch this clip 16 more times to finish off the 20 clips and unlock "Just Getting Warmed Up." And with this part done we shift to episodes to finish it up.


You have two main options, watch the episodes yourself or put snap the app and do something else why the episodes run. After watching your first episode you unlock "Hitting Your Stride," and after the 15th you pop "Voracious Viewer." This should leave you fairly close to hitting 1,000 minutes and the "Time Flies" achievement. If you are looking for good content may I suggest you take on Satisfaction, Burn Notice, or even Dig to get the most out of your time with the app.



With a service provider, the USA Now app is another one of those mid-range app completions. The 1,000 minutes need to be watched in full with no fast-forwarding and the necessary TV service makes all of the content locked until you link. Baring those descriptors, there is quite a bit of comical, drama related, and pulse pounding, sultry content found on USA. If you are looking for a good place to sink your teeth into some new material, USA is the place to be; If not, grab those 1,000 minutes as fast as possible and we will see you next app!



Achievement Guide:


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Launch USA for the first time


After downloading the app for the first time simply launch it and the achievement will unlock before all of the options become available to you.


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Log in to your television provider for the first time


After the app has launched press http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j401/markv1982/menubut.png and scroll down to the service provider option. It will give you a link (http://www.usanetwork.com/activate) and a randomly generated code that you must enter into the link. You will then choose your service provider, log in with your credentials, and it will link your Xbox One.


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Watch first full episode on USA


See "Voracious Viewer" for more details.


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Watch 15 episodes on USA


You will use this achievement to get the core of your minutes for "Time Flies." Depending on what you watch as your episodes for this achievement will determine how much more you need to watch afterwards. Episodes like pilots and first seasons tend to contain longer videos in general so keep this in mind.


After your 15th episodes you will unlock the achievement. You can take advantage of your achievement app to track progress.


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Watch 20 clips on USA


It's best to pair "Seen A Thing Or Two" (three different shows) and "Repeat Viewer" (view an episode or clip for the second time) with this achievement. Like it states in the description, simply watch 20 clips on the app. You can take advantage of your achievement tracker to keep track.


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Pin USA to the home page


At the main menu, or any broad menu on the app simply press http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j401/markv1982/menubut.png and click the first option to pin the app to your home page.


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Pin a show to the home page


You will need to actually go into a show's menu screen to get the ability to pin it to your homepage. Once inside the show itself, use the http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j401/markv1982/ls.png to scroll to the right until you hit the 'About' section. In here you can drop down and click 'Pin to Home.'


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Watch an episode or clip for the second time


Take any episode or clip that you have watched once already and simply watch it again. This is a good trick when you find a very short clip to snag "Just Getting Warmed Up" which is awarded for watching 20 clips.


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Watch content from 3 or more different shows


Simply choose three different shows, and watch a clip from each to get the achievement in the fastest way possible. Rush, Satisfaction and Graceland all have clips if you are looking for some.


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Watch 1000 minutes of video


So this is the bread and butter achievement out of the whole lot. You will need to watch 16.6 hours worth of material off of the app. By the time you finish all the other achievements you should be close to finishing off the requirement, but not quite there. You can take advantage of your achievement tracker to keep track of your progress.


Remember, there is no fast-forwarding trick to utilize with this app so you will need to either watch the shows, snap the app and do something else, or let it run on a playlist. Personally, I loved both Satisfaction and Burn Notice if you are looking for some content to actually watch. If not choose any show with an episode and let it play, repeat, and play until you hit the mark.

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This Achievement Guide and Roadmap has been reviewed by Guide Team Staff member Skorpion XBA and has been published as the Official XboxAchievements.com Achievement Guide and Roadmap! The link to the Official Guide is here:


Official XboxAchievements.com USA NOW Achievement Guide and Roadmap


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