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 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.

  • Zune Music Pass: Live streaming of Zune music requires Xbox LIVE Gold membership and a Zune Pass subscription (sold separately). Zune Music Pass on Xbox 360 provides streaming only.

  • 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 for full details.

  • Information regarding Xbox LIVE apps can be found here