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How to buy or rent content from Xbox Live on Xbox 360 or your computer

You can download new games, add-ons for your favorite games, avatar accessories, music, and more from Xbox Live for your Xbox 360 console or Windows-based computer.

Note You make purchases from Xbox Live by using money in your Microsoft account or by using another payment method associated with your Xbox Live account, such as a credit card.

Buy games or add-ons on your computer from Xbox 360 Games

  1. Go to Xbox 360 Games.
  2. You can select a game from the "Recommended" section or an add-on from the "Featured Add-ons." Or scroll down for more category options.
  3. Select the game or add-on you want.
  4. Click Download from Xbox Store, or click Buy disc to purchase the game on a disc.

    Note Some games are only available on disc.

  5. Follow the steps to complete your purchase.
  6. Turn on your console and connect to Xbox Live. If you purchased downloadable content, the item will begin downloading.

Note If you don't have enough funds in your Microsoft account, you can use a credit card or other payment method associated with your account.

Buy or rent TV shows and videos on your Xbox 360 console

  1. Sign in to Xbox Live with the account you want to use to make a purchase.
  2. Go to tv & movies.
  3. Select Browse TV & Movies.
  4. Browse to find the content you want to buy or rent.
  5. Select the item, and then select Confirm Download. If you don't have enough funds in your Microsoft account, you can use another payment method.

Buy games on your Xbox 360 console

  1. Sign in to Xbox Live with the account that you want to use to make a purchase.
  2. Go to games.
  3. Select Browse Games.
  4. Browse to find the game content you want to buy.
  5. Select the item, and then select Confirm Download. If you don't have enough funds in your Microsoft account, you can use another payment method associated with your account.

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