I'm sure most of you are familiar with Microsoft and the various consoles they have developed. The original Xbox, the hugely popular Xbox 360 and the newest member of the Xbox family, the Xbox One. If you have any of these consoles you many have considered an Xbox Live membership, but what exactly is Xbox Live?
Xbox Live is a service that allows its members to play online against other players, download games and, more recently, stream television directly through their consoles.
Xbox Live was launched for the original Xbox console at the E3 conference in 2002. Initially Xbox Live was developed to allow gamers to interact with each other, following the wide-spread adoption of household broadband services. Over time Xbox Live has grown and adapted to improve gameplay for newer, higher spec consoles. Xbox Live is also fully integrated into Microsoft Windows.
Joining Xbox Live will place you within a large online community of like-minded gamers. Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business announced in February 2013 that membership had reached 46 million. The number of members keeps growing!
Benefits of Gold Membership
While everyone can join Xbox Live with a free membership, many choose to sign up to Gold Live membership. This costs a small amount a month, although it is possible to find Xbox Live Promo Codes that will allow you to try before you buy. Gold membership comes with all sorts of great benefits. These include:
- Access to one or two free games every month. Download and keep free games to enjoy at your leisure
- Play online against other remote players. Connect with your friends, or find new friends through online gaming
- Private chat with friends and other players
- Smart Match (only on Xbox One). This helps you to find new challengers who fit your skill and style. No more struggling to enjoy a game against mismatched opponents!
- Exclusive member discounts. Buy and download games with great discounts of 50-75%
- Record and share video of your multiplayer games. You can personalize and upload your video clips. You can even share them with your followers on twitter!
- Cloud storage for games and info – there’s no need to clutter your consoles hard-drive
- Live stream television. It is easy to switch between gaming and watching television.
- Access to an exclusive member’s area on your Xbox Dashboard. Quickly and easily view your free games and downloads, and view current exclusive discounts
- Early or exclusive access to beta versions of games. Be the envy of your friends when you get to try games first!
How to get Xbox Live
It is quick and easy to sign up to Xbox live. You can do this through your Xbox dashboard, or you can get an Xbox Live coupon. This will guide you through the process of signing up for whichever type of membership you require. So if you are a serious gamer, or simply want to get the most out of your Xbox console then try Xbox Live now!