How do you redeem an Xbox promo code?


Quick Answer

To redeem an Xbox promo code, turn on the device, and from the home screen go into the Xbox apps. Locate the "Use a Code" part of the menu, and select to enter the code manually. If you have a card, the code is located on the back.

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How do you redeem an Xbox promo code?
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Full Answer

There are several ways to redeem Xbox promotional codes, some of which do not require you to enter any information manually. If your Xbox has a Kinect attached to it, you can use Kinect to read the code. Call out to the Xbox Kinect by saying the exact phrase, "Xbox, Use a code." The Kinect activates the area to search for a code. Hold the QR code you received, either from printing out the promo code received or holding up a card purchased in a store, up to the Kinect camera. You must be closer than 6 feet for the Kinect to read it.

If your promo code does not have a QR code, you can use different apps and websites to convert your promo code into a QR code, which you can then print out and have read by the Kinect. The Smart Glass app helps you enter codes without having to type from the controller, by acting as a remote keyboard.

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