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Xbox Live 3 Month Gold Membership [Online Game Code]

by Microsoft
Xbox One, Xbox 360
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,232 customer reviews) 12 answered questions

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Subscription Length: 3 Months
Format: Online Game Code
Online Game Code
IMPORTANT NOTICE: To use this code, you need a compatible Microsoft device connected to broadband Internet. You also need to accept the Xbox LIVE Terms of Use.
Note: After purchase, you can access the item in Your Games Library.
  • Works for Xbox One and Xbox 360; Xbox Live Gold Membership can stack up to 3 years



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Subscription Length: 3 Months | Format: Online Game Code
  • Online Game Code: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
  • Note: Gifting is not available for this item.
  • ASIN: B004VSTQ2A
  • Release Date: November 15, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,231 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

Subscription Length: 3 Months | Format: Online Game Code

From the Manufacturer

With an Xbox LIVE Gold membership, take your Xbox 360 online to play Kinect and controller games with friends wherever they are. Instantly watch HD movies, TV shows and sports, and with Kinect, your voice is the remote control. Not sure what to play or watch? Quickly find new movies, songs or games with your voice. Even use your phone or tablet as a second screen to control and interact with what you’re watching. Plus, now you can explore the web on your TV with Internet Explorer for Xbox.* Entertainment is more amazing with Xbox.

Why to Buy

  • Play Kinect and controller games online with friends
  • Watch HD programs from Netflix, Hulu Plus, ESPN, and more
  • Use your voice to easily find movies, TV shows, music and games on Xbox 360 with Kinect
  • Use your phone or tablet as a second screen for an enhanced game and entertainment experience


* Broadband internet, additional fees and/or requirements apply for some Xbox LIVE features. Not all features and content on Xbox LIVE is Kinect voice and gesture enabled. Second screen control requires compatible devices enabled with Xbox SmartGlass and is only available with select Xbox LIVE content. Xbox SmartGlass and Internet Explorer for Xbox are coming Holiday 2012. See xbox.com/live.

 

Xbox LIVE Code Redemption
NOT AN XBOX LIVE MEMBER YET?
Follow these steps first before redeeming your code:

  1. Connect your Xbox 360 to a broadband Internet connection.
  2. Press the silver/green Xbox Guide Button on the controller.
  3. Select Create Profile & follow instructions to create profile name & avatar.
  4. Select Join Xbox LIVE & follow instructions to setup your

Xbox LIVE account.
TO REDEEM GOLD MEMBERSHIP CODE:

  1. Sign in to your Xbox LIVE account.
  2. Press the silver/green Xbox Guide Button on the controller.
  3. Navigate to Games & Apps tab.
  4. Select Redeem Code & enter code.

Codes can also be redeemed at xbox.com/live.

 

What is Xbox LIVE?

  • Your entertainment. Your way. Get your favorite games, music, movies and more on your TV, tablet and phone.
  • Use your voice to easily find movies, TV shows, music and games on Xbox 360 with Kinect
  • Play Kinect and controller games online with friends
  • Watch HD programs from Netflix, HuluPlus, ESPN, and more
  • Use your phone or tablet as a second screen for an enhanced game and entertainment experience
  • Explore the web on your TV with Internet Explorer for Xbox
  • Use Microsoft Points to buy or rent TV shows, movies, and games
  • Download new songs, workouts, levels and maps to keep your games fresh
  Xbox LIVE Entertainment Your Way  
           
Games   Entertainment   Kinect  
Xbox LIVE Gaming   Xbox LIVE Entertainment   Kinect  
Xbox LIVE is where your friends are playing Call of Duty, Halo, and other online multiplayer games1. With your voice you can quickly find things to watch and play. Even use your phone and tablet to add an extra layer of control for an enhanced experience with your console games. Plus, explore the web easily with Internet Explorer for Xbox on your biggest screen.   Xbox brings you great entertainment no matter where you are. Play games online with friends on your TV, tablet or phone. Even enjoy music, TV shows and movies on any of your devices2. And when you’re at home with Kinect, just say what you want to watch and Xbox finds it. Entertainment is more amazing with Xbox.   With Kinect for Xbox 360, you are the controller. Enjoy HD movies, TV, music and sports and control it all with the sound of your voice. Or choose from tons of great Kinect games and experience the fun of getting your whole body in the action1. Games and entertainment is more amazing with Xbox.  
           
SmartGlass   Windows 8   Internet Explorer  
SmartGlass   Windows 8   Internet Explorer on Xbox  
Xbox SmartGlass lets you use your phone or tablet as a second screen with your Xbox 360 for an enhanced game and entertainment experience2. Control and interact with your favorite TV shows, movies, music, sports and games. Even start watching on your tablet and flick it to your TV to keep watching on the big-screen. With Xbox SmartGlass, your devices intelligently work together to show rich interactive activities and new content related to what you’re watching or playing on TV at the moment. The Xbox SmartGlass app will be available on Windows 8, Windows Phone, and the innovative Xbox SmartGlass technology will be available on other major platforms in the My Xbox LIVE app.   Xbox is the new way to get great entertainment on Windows 8. Enjoy the latest movies, TV shows, and music on your PC or tablet. You also get access to great games for every style — from the latest hits to your favorite classics. Plus, you can use your tablet as a second screen with your Xbox 360 for an enhanced experience with what you’re watching or playing2. Even start a show on your tablet and flick it to your TV. Entertainment is more amazing with Xbox.   Explore the web on your TV with Internet Explorer for Xbox1. And with Kinect, use your voice to explore your favorite sites with ease on the biggest screen in the house. Even use your phone or tablet to type and control your experience. Discover the entertainment you love with Xbox.  
           
Xbox Video   Xbox Music      
Xbox Video   Xbox Music      
Xbox Video brings you the latest HD movies and TV shows on your TV, tablet, PC or phone. Rent or buy new blockbuster movies and classic favorites, or stay up with last night’s episodes of your favorite TV shows3. And with Xbox Video you get instant on HD to start watching right away. Plus, the video you buy can be enjoyed wherever you want. Start watching on your Xbox 360, and pick-up where you left off on your tablet. Even download it and take it with you on your Windows Phone at no extra cost. Xbox makes it easy to watch what you love wherever you are.   Xbox Music brings you all the music you love, every way you want it. With millions of songs to discover, stream, download and own—it’s the all-in-one music service for your tablet, PC, TV and phone4. Select an artist, and SmartDJ instantly creates a playlist tailored to you. And with Xbox Music Pass, your favorite songs follow you wherever you go, across all your devices, including unlimited downloads. Because music is more amazing when it’s all brought together for you.      
         

 


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Xbox LIVE Gold membership, fees and/or requirements apply for some Xbox LIVE features. Not all Xbox LIVE content is Kinect enabled. Games, add-ons and media content sold separately. Internet Explorer on Xbox coming Holiday 2012. See xbox.com/live.
2 Coming Holiday 2012. Compatible devices required. Broadband internet, additional fees and/or requirements apply for some Xbox LIVE features. Not all features and content on Xbox LIVE is Kinect voice and gesture enabled. Second screen control requires compatible devices enabled with Xbox SmartGlass and is only available with select Xbox LIVE content. See xbox.com/live.
3 Coming Holiday 2012. Broadband internet and compatible devices required. To watch on Windows Phone, sync content from compatible PC. See xbox.com/live.
4Coming Holiday 2012. Compatible devices and internet required; carrier fees apply. On TV, Xbox Music Pass allows for streaming only and requires an Xbox 360 console and Xbox LIVE Gold subscription (both sold separately). Limited hours of free streaming after 6 months; unlimited with paid subscription. Available Xbox Music features and content may vary over time. See xbox.com/music.


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1,099 of 1,199 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prepaid Is Better December 19, 2006
Access Method:Card| Subscription Term Name:3 Months|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
To start off, I'd like to say that X-Box Live is amazing and worth every penny. Online gaming is incredibly fun and quite a good way to pass time.

That aside, there are downsides to X-Box Live that can be avoided through prepaid cards. Number one, you always run the risk that unwarranted transactions will be made if your credit card information is stored on your X-Box 360 system. It may not happen all that often, but it's best to avoid it all together.

The biggest reason to buy prepaid Xbox Live card is the renewal process that happens when you don't use one. If you order X-Box Live through your system, it'll renew every time your subscription runs out. This wouldn't be a problem except that it's not that easy to cancel. Instead of canceling through your system, you have to go through the hassle of actually calling X-Box Live support. Even then, depending on the representative you get, you may be hassled to keep your subscription because they really don't want you to cancel it. I'm guessing that's part of their job to convince you to keep it, but it still is frustrating to the person that is trying to cancel it.

You'll have to go through this process every time you want to cancel if you don't use a prepaid card. Is that hassle really worth it? I don't think so. Therefore, avoid all of the problems by simply buying a prepaid card. You won't be sorry.

UPDATE: (3/6/2011): I updated this review about a year ago pointing out that you could disable the subscription on X-Box Live's website. As of this update, they've taken that feature away again. I'm guessing Microsoft must have seen a major increase on people who canceled their subscription, thus now forcing you to call their customer service hot-line again to cancel.
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568 of 621 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than buying one in a retail store. August 23, 2011
Access Method:Online Game Code| Subscription Term Name:12 Months|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I decided to purchase one of these when my current subscription expired. It took a matter of minutes, and I was logged back on to my Live account. It was also about $10-12 cheaper than it would've been if I went to my local big box store (not to mention gas and time). Here are the steps that I took:

1. Purchased it on Amazon.com
2. Checked my e-mail to retrieve my Xbox Live Code immediately after purchase.
3. Logged onto my account on xbox.com, and put the Xbox Live Code in. (Or enter the code on the Xbox 360 dashboard.)
4. Turned on my 360 and viola! Instantaneous access.

I plan on purchasing this again when my current subscription is up. It's a total no brainer.
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209 of 229 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kid needed and I got it! January 7, 2014
By Darin D
Access Method:Online Game Code| Subscription Term Name:12 Months|Verified Purchase
My kid needed this to go on line and kill zombies. Who am I to stop my kid from saving the world.
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67 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Xbox live Gold March 24, 2013
By Decyde
Access Method:Online Game Code| Subscription Term Name:12 Months|Verified Purchase
Not much I can say about this but if you own an xbox and want live, you need this. I will say DO NOT purchase this item if is more than $40 as you can find it for $35 else where. I ended up purchasing this for $30 with a special deal at the time so I got a great deal.
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28 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Deal November 23, 2012
Access Method:Online Game Code| Subscription Term Name:3 Months|Verified Purchase
Just received my code instantly. The only other place I've seen that does this is instaGC and you can get instant cards there too. Thanks Amazon!
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23 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars VERY DISAPPOINTED April 11, 2014
Access Method:Card| Subscription Term Name:3 Months|Verified Purchase
Be carefull when you order from this person. The XBOX live 3 month gift card that I ordered from this person can not be used in the United States. It is only good in Japan. We got it as a gift for our young son, you can understand the dissapointment when we tried to use it. Since it was a gift and it took sometime before we gave it to him we can no longer return it, it says return has expired. Very dissapointed!!!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT January 28, 2014
Access Method:Online Game Code| Subscription Term Name:12 Months|Verified Purchase
This is probably the best deal i have had in a very long time, for xbox live at least. This is or was a must get
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars code dont work April 6, 2014
Access Method:Online Game Code| Subscription Term Name:3 Months|Verified Purchase
i have tried to enter the code in several times on my game system and on the computer and it wont take this code !
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