Edition: 12-Month Membership Card
Xbox LIVE is the online service for your Xbox 360. With an Xbox LIVE Gold membership, take your Xbox 360 online to play Kinect and controller games with friends wherever they are. Instantly watch HD movies, TV shows and sports, and with Kinect, your voice is the remote control. Even use your phone or tablet as a second screen to control and interact with what you’re watching. Plus, now you can explore the web on your TV with Internet Explorer for Xbox.
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Additional subscription requirements apply for some Xbox LIVE features (such as Zune Music Pass). See xbox.com/live. Broadband internet, games, add-ons and media content sold separately.
Your entertainment. Your way. Get your favourite games, music, movies and more on your TV, tablet and phone.
Xbox is the new way to get great entertainment on Windows 8. Enjoy the latest movies, TV shows, and music on your PC or tablet. You also get access to great games — from the latest hits to your favourite classics. Plus, you can use your tablet as a second screen with your Xbox 360 for an enhanced experience with what you’re watching or playing (compatible devices required). Even start a show on your tablet and flick it to your TV.
Explore the web on your TV with Internet Explorer for Xbox. And with Kinect, use your voice to explore your favourite sites. Even use your phone or tablet to type and control your experience.
Xbox Video brings you the latest HD movies and TV shows on your TV, tablet, PC or phone. Rent or buy new movies and classic favourites, or watch episodes of your favourite TV shows (Broadband internet required). And with Xbox Video, start watching right away. Start watching on your Xbox 360, and pick-up where you left off on your tablet. Even download it and take it with you on our Windows Phone.
With a Windows PC or tablet, Xbox Music gives you instant access to millions of songs to stream for free. Select your favourites or create a SmartDJ playlist around the artists you love most. You can purchase songs in the Xbox Music Store or, with an Xbox Music Pass, get unlimited access to music across all your devices, like your PC, tablet, phone, or TV. You can even download music to your personal library for offline listening wherever you are.
There’s a huge variety of entertainment to choose from on Xbox LIVE, from movies and TV shows to music and more. Use your voice and Kinect Voice Search, powered by Bing, to discover entertainment options that interest you–just say what you want to watch and Xbox finds it. *Please note: Xbox LIVE Gold membership and additional subscriptions and requirements may apply. Kinect functionality available with select Xbox LIVE content and varies by feature and country. For additional details, system requirements and term of use, see www.xbox.com/LIVE/features-and-apps
So what's so great about Live then? Well, for anyone who's played PC games online, you'll know that you have to create an account for every single one of them, which can be confusing if nothing else. Xbox live allows you to create one account, linked to your hotmail account if you so wish, allowing you to play any compatible game online without having to register every time. Aside from this, Live now allows you to download playable demo's, video's and pictures to your Xbox 360's hard drive. There is also a new thing called "Xbox Live Arcade". This is where you can play some 80's classics and a range of puzzle games.
Live also has a few neat touches that round off the whole experience. You can now have a Gamercard. This is where you can show off how many achievements you've unlocked and how good your online reputation is. Its only a small thing, but it makes a neat package even better.
The Membership card for sale here allows you access to the Online gaming element of Live (the rest is free). If you have Project Gotham 3 or Dead or Alive 4, it is essential. At £32 it works out at £2.60 per month, which is fantastic value for money. If you want to play against other people from around the world, there is no better system.
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