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Xbox Live. The fastest, most reliable gaming network.

Rated highest for network speed and reliability by an independent study, Xbox Live provides console gamers with the fastest, most dependable multiplayer experience possible. Whether it’s quick matchmaking or performance you can rely on, here’s why a better gaming network makes all the difference.

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The fastest way from login to gameplay.

Xbox Live gets you to the action faster than any other console gaming network. Don’t let anything get in the way of your game again – especially slow logins or loading speeds.

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Multiplayer you can depend on.

When it comes to multiplayer gaming, network reliability is everything. Fewer dropped games means more dropped opponents. It’s time to play on a network that delivers as well as you do.

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A premium, best in-class social experience.

With a faster network comes better, more life-like voice chatting and quicker upload speeds. Start parties in no time and connect with friends like they’re in the same room.

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Experience Reliable Multiplayer Gaming

Play with friends on the most advanced multiplayer network, get free games, and receive exclusive discounts.

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Learn more about The Network

Through an independent study conducted by IHS Markit, Xbox Live was tested head-to-head against Sony’s PlayStation Network, evaluating network speed, reliability, and the overall network gaming experience.

Q: What does it mean to be the fastest gaming network?

A: The fastest gaming network reveals a leading network speed advantage allowing gamers to complete common tasks quicker such as logging in, loading games, finding friends, and sharing rewards.

Q: What does it mean to be the most reliable gaming network?

A: The most reliable network means gamers can more consistently log in to both their account and to game servers with fewer network interruptions during gameplay.

Q: What does it mean to offer the best in-class social experience on a gaming network?

A: It means that gamers can expect better social interactions through clearer voice quality, less time to group up with friends, and faster game clip uploads.

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According to an independent research study by IHS Markit, Xbox Live tested the highest in gaming network speed, reliability and social experience in the US and UK.

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The new Xbox One S

The only console with 4K Blu-ray, 4K video streaming, and HDR. The ultimate games and 4K entertainment system.† Available now starting at $299.

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† 4K streaming with select apps, see xbox.com. HDR functionality with supported games and TVs.

Xbox Live Gold required for online multiplayer (sold separately).

Independent IHS Markit study, June/July 2016. Tested on Xbox One v. PlayStation 4 on top 5 selling games with matchmaking; results may vary, not an endorsement.