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What is Xbox Live and how do I get started?


Xbox Live is a Microsoft social network that brings together the owners of the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Inside Live there is an Xbox Marketplace where anyone can purchase the game for their console.

There are two ways to create an account for Xbox 360 in Live: via PC and console.

In this article we will find out How to connect Xbox Live to Xbox 360 from a computer. In principle, both methods are no different, so registering through the console will not cause you any difficulties.

Official Xbox 360 Support

Xbox Live Servers Provide multiplayer mode in games for the Xbox 360 and One, and also allow you to save the achievements received in them.

If Freeboot is installed on your console, Live access will be disabled forever. This is done not only because the console is immediately banned and you cannot buy games and subscriptions, but also because an accidental update of the system will lead to an error, after which the console will stop turning on. You can restore the Xbox 360 in a special workshop.

Since the release of the Xbox 360, the console of the previous generation, Microsoft has released 3 versions of the Xbox One, so it is logical that sooner or later, official support for the old console will be closed. The only question is - when the Xbox 360 disconnect from Xbox Live?

Developers practically do not release games for the Xbox 360, focusing on the platform of the current generation, but the closure of support for 360 is still no one uttered a word.

Photo from Microsoft presentation

According to unofficial data, the PS3 and Xbox 360 may deny access to online resources, which will close making it impossible to play on the Internet on the Xbox 360, already this year. For Xbox One, the backward compatibility mode of games of the old and current generations has long been open for a long time, so this information, although with difficulty, can still be believed.

What is Xbox Live?

Xbox Live is an online service for Xbox One. Xbox Live gives you access to the world's best multi-player entertainment network.

A free Xbox Live account allows you to play the latest exclusive games, watch movies, live broadcasts and TV shows in high definition, listen to music and use modern entertainment applications, Microsoft Edge and Skype on your TV.

Xbox Live Gold account status gives you access to Gold games and free games for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360. In addition, we have new Gold status offers for Xbox One that give members exclusive discounts on games on the Microsoft Store. With all these and the most advanced multiplayer features, Xbox Live Gold status has become more attractive than ever in the past. Xbox Live Gold status applies to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Therefore, if you already have Xbox Live Gold status, then nothing else is needed.

Here are just a few examples of the features of Xbox Live.

  • Play with friends from anywhere in the world without restrictions
  • Download Free Game Demos and Full Games for Xbox One *
  • Enjoy exclusive offers and reviews for members
  • Get connected to movies and TV shows with the Cinema and TV app and a full package of partner services
  • Watch sports broadcasts with ESPN, NFL, and other sports apps that are constantly popping up for the Xbox One.
  • Listen to your favorite music with the convenient streaming app
  • Use your phone or tablet as a second screen in games and entertainment.
  • Get access to games stored in the cloud from anywhere in the world *
  • Find games, music, movies and TV shows with Kinect voice commands

* This will require Xbox Live Gold status. Go to the Xbox Live Gold page to get it today.

How do I connect my Xbox One console to Xbox Live?

The console connects to Xbox Live via wired or wireless.

    Wired connection

A wired network connection is the fastest and most reliable way to connect to the Xbox Live service. For a wired connection, the Xbox One console connects to a router or modem using a network cable. The following components are required:

  • router, gateway or modem,
  • network cable,
  • high-speed Internet connection via cable line or DSL technology.
  • Wireless connection

    When connected wirelessly, the Xbox One console connects to the Xbox Live service without using a network cable. This allows you to freely move the console even further from network equipment (router, gateway or modem). The Xbox One console can use your existing wireless network. The following components are required:

      high-speed Internet connection via cable line or DSL technology.

    Note. To avoid slow operation or delayed operation, it is not recommended to use a satellite connection or a mobile connection using 3G or 4G technology.

  • Router, Gateway, or Wireless Access Point
  • To learn more about connecting your Xbox One console to Xbox Live using a wired or wireless connection, follow the steps in the First time connecting to Xbox One section.

    How to redeem a code?

    If you have a prepaid card code to receive a free trial version of Xbox Live Gold, then see How to redeem an Xbox prepaid card for instructions on how to redeem it.

    If you don’t have a trial status but would like to receive it, see How to get Xbox Live Gold trial gold status.

    How do I use Gold Sharing on my Xbox Home Console?

    Xbox Live Gold members can share it on their Xbox home console. The Xbox One console on which you are logged in and saved the password becomes your Xbox home console. The My Xbox Home Console option lets you do the following:

    • Share games and downloadable content purchased from the Microsoft Store with anyone who logs on to this console. You can even share games that have been downloaded by subscription.
    • Share Xbox Live Gold with anyone who also logs in to this console.

    On your Xbox home console, you can also play previously downloaded games on the go or when you don’t have an Internet connection or services are unavailable. Before disconnecting from the network, you need to make sure that your console has been assigned to your Xbox home console. For more information, see Using your Xbox One console offline.

    If you have more than one Xbox One console or are logging in to multiple consoles, we recommend that you designate the most frequently used console as your home console. For information on how to do this, see How to designate your Xbox One as your home console.

    Do I need a console to use Xbox Live?

    No, you don’t need a console to use your Xbox Live subscription. For example, if you play Minecraft on any Bedrock platform - Win10, Android, Nintendo Switch, or iOS - Xbox Live allows you to join multiplayer games and play with users of any of these platforms. In addition, with an Xbox Live account, any Minecraft content purchased at the Minecraft Marketplace can be used on any Bedrock version of the game that you will use.

    How to sign up for Xbox Live on Xbox 360

    If you have already used one of the services of Microsoft: Skype, Office 360,, OneDrive, no need to register again. Enter the data from one of the accounts in the corresponding login field, and then confirm the action by clicking "To come in".

    Step 1. To register, you need to go to and click "Create her!" (this is an account).

    Step 2 Fill in all the empty fields with the appropriate information, and then enter the email address. If it turns out that you do not have an email. mail to register, click "Get a new address".

    Step 3 Enter a phone number. Important! The number must be real, the one that you personally use. This will help confirm the creation of the account, as well as restore the game if it is stolen or you forget your username or password.

    If you don’t attach an additional email account or phone number, the support service may not believe that this account really belongs to you, especially if it is your credit card will not be tied.

    Phone recovery takes no more than 5 minutesand if you do it through the site, the process can drag on for several weeks.

    Step 4 Check if everything is correct, and then select Create an Xbox Live Account.

    Step 5 Check the e-mail address that you provided during registration. In an appropriate letter you will need to confirm your intentions Become a Member of the Xbox Live Community. When you click on the link from the letter you will be asked to accept license agreements - accept.

    Step 6 In the tab "Profile" select "Change Player Tag" and enter a suitable profile name. The new tag will be available after re-authorization. There you can configure Xbox Live on the Xbox 360: avatar, information, etc.

    When a message appears on the screen "Protect your account", you will need to confirm the phone number. All further actions must be performed in accordance with the tips of the site.

    Authorization on Xbox Live. Subscription Selection

    Now is the time connect the Xbox 360 to Live. First, connect the Internet cable or set up a Wi-Fi connection.

    You can play on the Xbox 360 without the Internet, but you won’t be able to access Live.

    After pressing the button Giudeselect Join Live. In the empty fields you need to enter the username and password of the newly created account.

    Next, select the type of paid subscription: Silver or Gold.

    Silver - A standard account that provides access to the basic features of Xbox Live (chat with friends, purchase games, save achievements, etc.)

    Gold - Paid subscription, gives you the opportunity to play on the Xbox 360 over the network with other players. In addition, “gold” users receive discounts on some projects, as well as several free games every month.

    You can activate a paid subscription by purchasing code for Xbox 360 for Xbox Live in offline store. By the same principle, in-game currency is sometimes sold for some games.

    Additional features

    You can use the online service not only from the computer or the console itself. You can download a mobile application that installs on almost all operating systems: Android, iOS, Windows Mobile.

    Some Android tablets may not support the application.

    The mobile application allows you to use almost all the Live features, including the purchase of games, if an online wallet or a credit / debit card is attached to your account.

    If the card is tied, with its help you can buy Microsoft Points - Xbox Live special internal currency.

    1 Point is approximately 0.52 rubles. For points, you can not only purchase games, but also convert them into in-game currency, for example, by buying various items that affect the appearance of characters or enhance their abilities, weapons, etc.

    How to play Minecraft with Xbox Live

    First you need to download Minecraft PE 1.2.10 or an older version of the game where there is no protection. Minecraft version 1.2.10 supports Xbox Live, so this is a great version to connect Xbox Live to later versions of the game, for example, Minecraft PE 1.8.

    So, download MCPE 1.2.10Install on your device. Next, sign in to your Xbox Live account.

    Once you are logged in to your Xbox Live account in the Minecraft PE game client, exit the game and remove it from the tasks!

    Now you need to download the latest version of the game, for example Minecraft PE 1.8 or any other version of the game that you need. Install the new version of the game without uninstalling Minecraft game client 1.2.10.

    After you installed the new version of the game, you can run Minecraft game client - You will see that the game has been updated, and your Xbox Live account information has been saved.