How to use an Xbox gift card
An Xbox 25 gift card is a great gift to gift someone and receive. Gift cards can be used to purchase an Xbox Live membership and Microsoft Points to purchase game downloads. There are a couple of ways to use an Xbox gift card on an account.
Gift cards belong to the category of prepaid codes. They come in the form of cards with a 25 character code on the back. They can be purchased at a retailer or received as a gift. Buying a gift card for yourself is a good idea, so no credit card information is placed on the Xbox network for hackers to access.
Prepaid codes can be used to make purchases without a credit card. Prepaid codes can be redeemed on the Xbox console or on the computer. There are five types of prepaid codes that can buy Xbox content.
Xbox gift cards are typically purchased through brick-and-mortar stores or online. They are added to your Microsoft account for future Xbox purchases. Most of the time they are given as gifts, but they are also paid in cash to transfer money to an account.
An Xbox Live Gold membership is a type of prepaid code that is redeemed for a membership. These memberships can last 12 to 24 months on average, depending on the type of card purchased online or in store.
An Xbox Music Pass card can give the user unlimited access to all the music they love. Premium cards allow for an ad-free listening experience on all devices. Users get access to millions of songs on PC, tablet, Xbox, phone, and the Internet. Music can be downloaded for offline listening and users can create playlists that are automatically synced across devices.
Microsoft Points cards are the currency of Xbox. For example, spending £ 15 on a Microsoft Points code will earn the user 2,100 points. These points can be used to purchase downloads, content, and games on the Xbox Live Marketplace. They never expire and will always be available on the account.
Xbox gift cards can be used for Live Gold memberships, live content like games and apps, and a Music Pass. There are also prepaid code cards available for specific items that can be found on Xbox. This includes games, app content, Xbox music content, and Xbox live content.
All of these prepaid codes can be redeemed in the same way, but depending on the code, the account will be affected differently. When you redeem an Xbox gift card, the denomination of the card goes directly to your Microsoft account as local currency. If you enter a £ 25 gift card, then £ 25 will go to your Microsoft account when the card is redeemed.
To redeem, log into Xbox Live with the account that the prepaid code should go to. Press the Xbox Guide button in the middle of the controller. Go to Games & Apps and select Redeem Code. Enter the 25-character prepaid code and select Done. When prompted, click Yes to confirm the redemption.
The codes can also be redeemed on the computer to be applied to the Xbox account immediately. Go to Xbox.com. Go to Redeem code and log in with the Microsoft account where the card amount should go. Enter the 25-character prepaid code and click Redeem Code.
To check your Microsoft account balance, go to the Microsoft account page and sign in with the Microsoft account email address and password associated with the account. After logging in, users are prompted to enter a code that will be received by email. This proves the identity of the user. From the Microsoft account home page, click Payment Options to view your account balance.