How to buy or rent content from Xbox Live

Overview

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 trusted PC.

Note Purchases from Xbox Live are made by using money in your Microsoft account or another payment method available in your country/region. You can also add money to your Microsoft account by using an Xbox gift card.

You can buy or rent content:

Buy or rent content on your computer

Buy or rent content on your console

Buy or rent content on your computer

  1. Go to the Xbox Games Store.
  2. In the upper-right corner, click Sign in. Enter the email address and password that you used when you signed up for Xbox Live (this is your Microsoft account).
  3. Browse under Games or Avatar to find something you want to download. Click to select the item.
  4. Your selection and cost to purchase the item are displayed.
    • Under Games, if an item is available for download, click Buy Game or Download to Xbox 360.
      Note Some games are only available on disc.
    • Under Avatar, click Purchase.

    If you don’t have enough funds in your Microsoft account, you can use other payment methods available in your country/region, including credit cards. (For some items, additional purchase options might be available.)

  5. Follow the steps to complete and confirm your purchase.
  6. To confirm that the item you purchased is in your queue, select My Account. Then, select Xbox 360 Download Queue under Device Management.
  7. Turn on your console and connect to Xbox Live. The items that you purchased will begin downloading.

Buy or rent content on your console

  1. Sign in to Xbox Live with the account that you want to use to make a purchase.
  2. Go to games or tv & movies.
  3. Select Browse Games or Browse TV & Movies.
  4. Browse to find what 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 other payment methods available in your country/region, including credit cards.

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