I love my xbox but its a whole other world when you play online, I played games without the online experience for some time but thought I would try the online gameplay with other players, the digital download process was painless see picture.
When you play online it changes things completely makes the games much more interesting. Great fun.
XBOX Live is the benchmark for console online networks (and that's coming from a PS4 owner, although I do still have my Xbox 360). It has always 'just worked'... and worked well. The convenience here is that the code is emailed to you by Amazon without the need for delivery - meaning you cut out the wait and the extra price. The digital code works exactly the same as the physical card and gives instant access to Xbox Live for another 12 months.
Interesting note - you can 'stack' codes. That means if you find a good deal (anywhere not just on Amazon) you can buy one, two, three, etc cards, enter the codes and the 12 months will stack, meaning you will have 12, 24, 36, etc months of Xbox Live to use!
Pros: 100% working. Follow the instructions to the letter after processing payment and this works perfectly.
Cons: I am only leaving 4 stars as this product used to cost under £35 before Xbox one and prices have been driven up yet no increase in service (on xbox live) has been provided, choppy graphics and lag on a few multiplayer games on EU servers on a 60-80mbs line.
At the time I purchased the offer was 12month +3 months free ...... after using the code sent to me was 12 months only ... but after a few phone calls to amazon and Microsoft all was sorted . For the best online experience and security Microsoft is way ahead ! Would recommend
Had trouble activating not through the sellers fault but Microsoft allows your account to go into debit so if it will not accept the code go to your account and check that it hasn't allowed you to go into debit as soon as you've paid off your debit balance it will accept the code straightaway away
The cheapest I've seen online for quite a while, and can be stacked on top of an existing Xbox Live subscription - so, if like me, you've just renewed for another year, this will extend another 12 months at the reduced price (I believe you can extend up to 3 years).
I don't play online but use this as a way of getting many of the games with gold games over the year. As I don't have that much gaming time anymore this is a nice way of spending a fixed amount and getting to play a variety of games.
Good price for gold, and there have been problems with people getting the £5 credit. Amazon mailed me a couple of days after the purchase to apologise and say the £5 credit could be redeemed, which seemed ok, but after doing so it turns out its time-limited credit that expires 3 months after activating it, which was unexpected.