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Use the Games app in Windows 8.1 to buy games

In addition to managing your profile, the Games app in Windows 8.1 enables you to discover and purchase new games and add-ons for your Xbox 360 console and your PC.

Buy Xbox 360 games

Here's how to buy games for your Xbox 360 console using the Games app:

  1. Start the Games app from the Windows Start screen.
  2. Browse Xbox 360 console content by exploring game activity or Windows games store.
  3. When you find an item you want to download to your console, click the Buy or Get button. When the transaction is complete, the item is added to your console's download queue and will be downloaded the next time your console connects to Xbox Live.

Buy Windows 8.1 games

You can also browse for Windows PC games available from the Windows Store. Here's how:

  1. Start the Games app from the Windows Start screen.
  2. Browse the Windows store for content that interests you.
  3. Click the buy button to open that game in the Windows Store.
  4. Complete your transaction.

Note Purchasing a multiplatform game for your Xbox 360 console does not necessarily allow you to play the PC version. Similarly, if you buy a game for your PC, the licence does not necessarily entitle you to the edition of the game for your console.

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