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How to Play Other People Online with Xbox 360

Playing on Xbox Live can further your entertainment with your Xbox 360 console. You can make new friends playing your favorite games, or you can reunite your gaming group by playing with old friends who have moved far away.


  • Step 1: Connect Xbox to Internet Connect your Xbox 360 console to the internet with an Ethernet cable.
  • TIP: You can also get an Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter to connect without cables.
  • Step 2: Create profile Turn on your Xbox 360 console and create your personal profile from the Xbox 360 dashboard.
  • Step 3: Join Xbox Live Select "Join Xbox Live."
  • Step 4: Follow on-screen instructions Follow the on-screen instructions. Choose Xbox Live Gold when the option becomes available, and select a subscription length.
  • TIP: You get more for your dollar by choosing a year-long membership. A monthly membership costs more per day.
  • Step 5: Choose gamertag Continue to follow the onscreen instructions until you are told to choose an original gamertag. This is your online handle for Xbox Live gaming.
  • Step 6: Complete subscription process Complete the subscription process, including providing your debit or credit card information, by following the last few on-screen instructions.
  • TIP: You can add or remove a credit or debit card from the Xbox website.
  • Step 7: Insert game Share your gamertag with friends who plan to meet you online. Insert your favorite game into your Xbox360 console and enjoy your new Xbox Live membership.
  • FACT: Between 2003 and 2010, Xbox Live members have spent over 17 billion hours on Xbox Live.

You Will Need

  • Xbox 360
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Ethernet cable
  • Debit or credit card
  • Xbox 360 wireless adapter (optional)

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