Add a payment option to your Xbox LIVE account

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Sign-in to your Microsoft account to add a payment option.

Overview

You can have one or more payment options associated with your Xbox Live account. One payment option must be linked to your Xbox Live membership. Payment options include:

Xbox Live payment options topics

Online steps: Add a payment option

  1. In a browser on an Internet-connected device, go to My Account.
  2. If prompted, sign in using your Microsoft account.
  3. Under Billing, select Payment options.
  4. Under Add payment option on the right side, select Credit card or PayPal.
  5. Follow the prompts to set up your credit card or your PayPal account as a new payment option.

Xbox One console steps: Add a payment option

Note Xbox One may not be available in all locales.

  1. Sign in using the Microsoft account that’s associated with your Xbox Live membership.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Go to Payment & Billing.

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  1. Go to Add a new Credit Card.
    Note You can’t add a PayPal account to Xbox One via the console. Use the online steps, above, to add PayPal as a payment option.
  2. Select Add Credit Card.
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  1. Enter the name of the credit card holder, and then select Enter.
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  1. Enter the card number, and then select Enter.
    Note
    Only Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted at this time.
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  1. Enter the expiration date, and then select Next.
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  1. Enter the security code, and then select Next.
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  1. Review the billing information to confirm it's correct, and then select Save info.
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Xbox 360 console steps: Add a payment option

  1. Sign in using the Microsoft account that’s associated with your Xbox Live membership.
  2. From the Dashboard, go to settings and select Account.
  3. Select Manage Payment Options.
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  1. Do one of the following:
    • Select Add Credit Card, and then enter the credit card information.
    • Select Add PayPal to use your PayPal account on Xbox Live.

Change or remove a payment option

For help changing the payment method linked to your Xbox Live membership, see Replace your Xbox Live payment option.

To see how to remove a payment option from your account, see Remove a payment option from your Xbox Live or Xbox Music account.

Problems adding credit cards or changing a payment option

If you get an error when you try to add or change a payment option, look up the error at Error and status code search.

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