How to activate and use Xbox Live Gold on Xbox 360 / One step by step

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If a person feels like playing a sports game, can play titles like Madden, FIFA, PES, Gran Turismo and others. And, if you feel like playing something more imaginative, you can play Age of Mythology, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy or Fable; have a huge library to choose from.

But the way all these games are played is its real appeal, as although many may say that it all depends on the console or where you play it, what really matters is whether you can play it alone or with other people.

Being able to play a video game accompanied by other people, or where there is a competitive space not only makes you better, it also makes you more fun. But, nowadays, in order to play an online video game it is necessary not only to have the Internet, but also a subscription within the platform in which you play.

Of course there are exceptions, such as for PC games where the online gaming component is not an add-on, but an intrinsic part of the game.

But on consoles like Xbox 360 and Xbox One, you have to pay to be able to play online, through a subscription to a service called Xbox Live Gold, which brings many great benefits to the user who pays it.

Activating Xbox Live Gold on Xbox 360

Xbox 360's online service, called Xbox Live, has long been totally free, but to say that can be a bit misleading.

Actually, if you want to play games with your friends, other people, download new content, listen through the gaming headset, talk into the microphone and much more, you have to pay for the service. Xbox Live Gold, which also applies to Xbox One..

To pay for Xbox Live Gold and start enjoying all the services that come with it, you must enter to your account via your Gamertag on your Xbox 360. Once in the main menu, you need to go to the menu that says »the my Xbox «, Where you will find an option that says "Manage accounts", so go there.

On the new screen, you will need to search, select and access the option "Subscriptions", where you can find an option that talks about the status of your subscription Xbox Live Gold. Here, you have to activate the subscription via a payment method, via a secret code card or with another specific payment method of your choice.

Attivato Xbox Live Gold su Xbox One

Activation of the subscription Xbox Live Gold inside Xbox One it's as simple as with your Xbox 360 subscription, as long as you're connected to the internet and you have two ways to do it. The first is to go to the official Xbox page and in the option above it says «Game Pass» click to view the menu and then enter "Xbox Live Gold".

On the new screen, you need to click «Participate now» and when you are in the new tab, you will see a button to join Xbox Live Gold through two possible subscriptions, then click on any one and follow the instructions that appear on the screen.

If you want to do it on a console, you can go directly to the console home and you need to browse the Xbox One Store, here you can see a message to join Xbox Live Gold, then select it and follow the onscreen instructions along with a payment method.

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