Joining Xbox Live
If you would like to go beyond the default free account, you can sign up for an Xbox Live Gold membership directly on the console. Follow these steps to get your Xbox Live Gold membership:
Go to the Home screen.
Press the Menu button on the controller and select Settings.
Alternatively, you can say “Xbox, go to settings,” from any screen, or select the Settings tile on the Home screen.
Press the A button on the controller to select Learn About Gold Membership.
Press the A button to continue past the unnecessary promo screen.
If you want to select one of the available membership options, select a displayed option and then proceed to step 7. If you have a code, select Use a Code and see the next section, “Redeeming Codes.” If you want to decline signing up, select No Thanks to return to step 4. (From there, you can press the B button to back out of the Subscriptions settings.)
If you don’t already have a credit card on file, select Add a Credit Card to enter your credit card information.
Each year, your membership automatically renews at the current rate. To cancel auto renewal, log in at xbox.com/accounts. See the “Connecting to Xbox on the Web” section later in this chapter for more information about accessing Xbox information on the Web.
Enter the requested information in each remaining onscreen step, starting with the cardholder’s name. Your Xbox Live Gold membership is now active for the specified period.