Trials for Xbox Live can be found through the Xbox Store where users can join a free Xbox Live Gold trial for 1 month, after which they can opt to cancel the service or else continue and pay. The service is available only once, so an individual user cannot have multiple free trials, no matter how much time elapses between them.
Any Xbox owner who has registered their Xbox with Microsoft through the Internet and has never used a Gold trial is eligible. They can start using Live in just a few minutes.
- Visit Xbox Live account
- Begin trial and register payment
- Turn off automatic renewal
Visit the Xbox Live account. Inactive accounts never subject to trial will display a Free Gold Trial option. Select this option to begin the installation and initialization processes.
Register a payment account or card in order to begin the trial. The card is not charged immediately, but it will be charged for all future subscriptions or transactions. Once it is verified, the installation process continues and prompts the user through the rest of the setup.
To avoid future charges and end the subscription after the free trial, go to My Account, select Subscriptions and select Cancel Automatic Payment.