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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.

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Additional information about Xbox Live features and apps

*IMPORTANT! Xbox Live Gold no longer required for some apps and features, including Netflix, Twitch, ESPN, Skype and YouTube. See

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 search, voice and gesture controls. Voice and gesture controls not available with all features.

  1. 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 or later required for some features such as Xbox Companion App.

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

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

  4. Amazon Prime Instant Video: Amazon Prime Instant Video subscription required.

  5. Blinkbox: Blinkbox requires a free account to be able to rent or buy movies.

  6. Crunchyroll: Crunchyroll subscription required.

  7. Eurosport Player: Eurosport Player subscription required.

  8. Karaoke: Some additional fees apply.

  9. MLB.TV: MLB.TV subscription required for live events.

  10. Napster: Napster subscription required.

  11. NHL: NHL subscription required for live events.

  12. Netflix: Netflix subscription required.

  13. NOW TV: NOW TV subscription required.

  14. Sky Go: Sky Go subscription required.

  15. Wuaki: Wuaki subscription required.

  16. Xpreshon: Xpreshon subscription required.