How to redeem an Xbox prepaid code
This article explains how to redeem prepaid codes so you can make Xbox purchases and extend your subscriptions. It also explains how to check your Microsoft account balance.
Prepaid codes usually come in the form of a 25-character code printed on a card purchased from a retailer. You can use prepaid codes to make purchases without a credit card. You can redeem prepaid codes on your console or on a computer.
Web browser steps: Redeem a prepaid code
You can redeem all types of prepaid codes, including Xbox gift cards and Xbox Live Gold cards, through a web browser and have them applied to your account immediately. Here's how:
In a browser, go to
Redeem code and click Sign In. Sign in with your Microsoft account.
Enter the 25-character prepaid code and click
Xbox One console steps: Redeem a prepaid code
From the Home screen, scroll right to
Categories, select Games.
Use a code. Or, say “ Xbox, use code”.
If prompted, sign in.
If your prepaid code is a QR code, hold it up to your Kinect sensor.
Or enter the 25-character code, and then enter your code.
Xbox 360 console steps: Redeem a prepaid code
Sign in to Xbox Live using the account for which you want to use the prepaid code.
Guide button on your controller.
Games & Apps and select Redeem Code.
Enter the 25-character prepaid code and select
Done. When prompted, select
Yes to confirm the redemption.
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