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Add a payment option to your Xbox LIVE account

Xbox Live payment options

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:

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Online steps: Add a payment option

  1. On a computer or other Internet-connected device, open a browser and go to My Account.
  2. Select Manage Payment Options.
  3. If prompted, sign in using your Microsoft account.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Select Add a new Credit Card. Enter the credit card information, and then tap or click Save. (For Xbox or Zune.)
    • Select PAY with PayPal. Follow the instructions to add an existing PayPal account or create a new one. (For Xbox only.)

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.
  4. Go to Add a new Credit Card.
Note You’re not able to add a PayPal account on the Xbox One console. Please see Online steps above.

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  1. Select Add Credit Card.
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  1. Enter the name of the credit card holder, then select Enter.
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  1. Enter the card number, then select Enter.
    Note
    Only Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted at this time.
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  1. Enter the expiry date, then select Next.
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  1. Enter the security code, then select Next.
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  1. Review the billing information to confirm it's correct, 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

If you need help changing the payment method linked to your Xbox Live membership, see Change an 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 Zune account.

Problems adding credit cards or changing a payment option

If you have a problem when you try to add or change a payment option, see Xbox Live credit card error codes.

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