Renew Your Xbox Live Golden Membership for Continued Benefits

Xbox Live offers the Gold membership option which allows members to have access to free games, advanced multiplayer games and exclusive member discounts for games in the Xbox Store. This membership gives members access to free games that can be downloaded from their library. You can also receive multiplayer game invites while you watch TV when you are an Xbox Live Gold member.

About Xbox Live

Xbox Live, trademarked as Xbox LIVE, is a digital media service provider which offers online multiplayer gaming.  Xbox Live is operated by Microsoft and was first made available to the Xbox System in 2002. In 2005, they released an updated version for the Xbox 360 and just in 2013, they released an enhanced version to match the Xbox One. Live Gold subscribers receive two complementary games on a monthly basis through a program called Games with Gold. These games are Assassin’s Creed II and Defense Grid: The Awakening. The program started in July 2013.

Xbox Live competes with the Sony PlayStation Network and the Nintendo Network which is a relatively new extension of Nintendo games. Xbox Live service can be enjoyed free or paid, but those who are Gold members experience more advanced gaming features and benefits.

How to Renew Your Xbox Live Golden Membership for Continued Benefits
To enjoy games with all the perks from Live Gold, you can renew your membership by following the steps below:

  • Go to the Xbox website (see related link below).
  • Next, hover your cursor on the Support tab at the top of the page.
  • Click on Billing.
  • At the left side of the page, click on “Xbox Live membership.”
  • Click on the “Manage payment options” to load the next page of options.
  • At the bottom of the new page, click on “Manage your Xbox Live membership and payment options” to manage your auto renewal setting.
  • Click “I want to manage my Xbox Live Payment.”
  • Click on “Update an existing payment option.”
  • Choose the computer option to proceed.
  • You will then be given the detailed instructions on how you can make sure that your renewal settings for your Xbox Live membership are set to your preferences.

Helpful Information

Xbox homepage – www.xbox.com

Xbox Support page – www.support.xbox.com