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What is Xbox Live Gold?

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Question: What is Xbox Live Gold?
Answer: Xbox Live Gold is the premium version of the Xbox Live service on the Xbox 360. It allows you to do the following:

  • Play games against other people online
  • Download content from the Xbox Live Marketplace
  • Use specialized matchmaking to play against people of similar skill
  • Chat with more than one person at a time
  • Watch Netflix Instant Streaming content
  • Watch ESPN
  • Get access to demos and other content earlier than Xbox Live Free members

You can subscribe to Xbox Live Gold by either picking up a subscription card at a retail location or you can use your credit card on your Xbox 360 to set up an account. It costs $59.99 per year, but we have a guide to help you get it for closer to $40.

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