How Do You Join Xbox Live?


Quick Answer

You can join Xbox Live for free over the Internet with your computer, Xbox or Windows phone. You will require a stable Internet connection, a personal email address and a valid phone number to complete your registration.

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  1. Create your Microsoft ID

    Navigate to the Microsoft store home page via your chosen Internet browser. Find the menu bar on the top of the screen and select "Sign in." Select the "Sign up now" option on this page and fill in your personal information. Complete your registration by pressing the create account button toward the bottom of the page. Your password should be at least eight characters long with one capitalized letter, a number, and one or more symbols.

  2. Create your Xbox Live account

    Navigate to the Xbox home page and select "Sign in" from the top menu bar. You will be directed to log in to your Microsoft ID account here. Once logged in, the Xbox Live account creation screen will load. Select your preferences regarding receiving promotional emails and press continue. Pressing "Accept" on the following screen completes the creation of your Xbox Live account.

  3. Decide whether to purchase Xbox Live Gold

    The Xbox Live screen next offers you an opportunity to purchase a premium subscription for Xbox Live Gold. As of 2014, this premium subscription unlocks additional features for a cost of $9.99 per month, or $59.99 for 12 months. Some Xbox Live Gold features include party chat, free games, discount games and access to more online gaming.

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