Xbox Live System Requirements

Xbox Live System Requirements with Xbox 360 system: In available games, paid subscription (Gold membership) required for online multiplayer; some Live services and downloads require additional hardware and/or fees. Broadband internet service (sold separately) and 256 MB or greater required. A hard drive may be required for some features. Download charges may apply as set by your ISP. Some broadband services may not work with Live and performance may vary. Live is not available in all countries; visit for more information. Features and system requirements may change without notice.

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Xbox Live Term of Use

Additional information about Xbox Live features and apps

Games, add-ons and media content sold separately. Broadband internet required; service fees may apply. Games for Windows titles do not require an Xbox Live Gold Membership. Instant HD video streaming in 1080p available with select content; requires HDMI cable, HDCP-compliant 1080p display, and minimum 4 mbps broadband speed.

Kinect Sensor (sold separately) required for voice and gesture controls.

  • Windows Phone: Games from Marketplace. Windows Phone OS 7 or later and data plan required. Some game downloads also require Wi-Fi. Carrier Fees Apply. Windows Phone OS 7.5 required for some features such as Xbox Companion App.

  • Xbox Music Pass: Xbox Music Pass is a music subscription service. Some Marketplace content may not be available for download on multiple devices and may vary over time. Credit card required to purchase the Xbox Music Pass. Access to the internet is required to access content, ISP charges may apply. On Xbox, Xbox Music Pass is streaming only.

  • Video Kinect: Kinect Sensor (sold separately) required. PC and laptops video chat requires Skye.

  • ABC iview: ABC iview is geo-blocked to Australia. ABC TV and partnering ISPs are unable to unmeter iview on this device. For details please visit

  • Avatar Kinect: Kinect Sensor (sold separately) required. For sharing video online see for full details.

  • Crunchyroll: Crunchyroll Premium Subscription required.

  • Deezer: Deezer Premium Subscription required.

  • FOXTEL: Enjoy FOXTEL entertainment through your Xbox 360 console, without the need for an installation or a long-term contract. *

  • MLB.TV: MLB.TV Premium Subscription required.

  • NBA Game Time: League Pass Broadband Subscription required.

  • NHL GameCenter: Subscription for NHL GameCenter Live™ is required.

  • Quickflix: Quickflix unlimited streaming membership required.

  • SBS: SBS On Demand is geo-blocked to Australia.

  • Xpreshon: XpreshonPremium Subscription required.

  • YouTube: Search on YouTube on Xbox Live is not Kinect enabled, not searchable with Bing.

*Australian residential users only. FOXTEL subscription fees apply and additional charges apply for FOXTEL On Demand titles. Broadband Internet connection with minimum of 2Mbps required. ISP charges may apply for downloads. FOXTEL marks are used under licence by FOXTEL Management Pty Ltd. Not available in New Zealand.