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 www.xbox.com/live/countries for more information. Features and system requirements may change without notice.
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 search, 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.
Video Kinect: Xbox LIVE Gold membership and a Kinect Sensor (sold separately) required. PC and laptops video chat requires Windows Live messenger.
Avatar Kinect: Kinect Sensor (sold separately) required. For sharing video online see KinectShare.com for full details.
CinemaNow: Xbox LIVE Gold membership required.
Dailymotion: Xbox LIVE Gold membership required.
MSN with MSNBC.com: Xbox LIVE Gold membership required.
YouTube: Xbox LIVE Gold membership required. Search on YouTube on Xbox LIVE is not Kinect enabled, not searchable with Bing.
VEVO: Coming soon. Xbox LIVE Gold membership required.
Bravo: Coming soon. Xbox LIVE Gold membership required.
Comcast Xfinity: Coming soon. Xbox LIVE Gold membership and Comcast subscriptions required. Kinect functionality available with select Xbox LIVE content and varies by feature and region.
Crackle: Xbox LIVE Gold membership required.
EPIX: Xbox LIVE Gold membership and EPIX subscription required.
ESPN on Xbox LIVE: Xbox LIVE Gold Membership required. ESPN on Xbox LIVE provides content from ESPN3 and ESPN.com. For live and on-demand sports Xbox LIVE Gold Members must have an ESPN3 affiliated broadband provider and may include affiliate-specific access requirements. See ESPN3.com for providers.
HBO GO: Coming Soon. HBO GO® is only accessible in the U.S. with an Xbox LIVE Gold membership and HBO subscription through participating TV providers where a high speed broadband connection is available.
Hulu Plus: Requires Xbox LIVE Gold membership and a Hulu Plus subscription (sold separately). Voice search and Kinect functionality update coming soon.
iHeartRadio: Xbox LIVE Gold membership required.
Manga Entertainment: Coming soon. Xbox LIVE Gold membership required.
Syfy: Xbox LIVE Gold membership required.
TMZ: Xbox LIVE Gold membership required.
The Today Show: Xbox LIVE Gold membership required.
UFC on Xbox LIVE: Pay-Per-View events sold separately. Xbox LIVE Gold Membership required for video content and other premium features. Kinect for Xbox 360 required for voice and gesture controls.
Verizon FiOS: Xbox LIVE Gold membership and Verizon FiOS TV and Internet subscription required. Play, pause, rewind and search functionality not available with live TV. Select channels available.