PayPal now available for US Xbox LIVE Accounts

 

If you are in the United States, you can now use PayPal as a method of payment for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

You can use PayPal to buy Microsoft Points without having to associate your credit card information to your Xbox LIVE account. If you are new to PayPal, please sign up first and then follow the steps below to associate your account with Xbox LIVE.

It’s pretty easy and just like adding a credit card to your account. Sign in to Xbox.com and head to the account summary page. From there choose “Manage Payment Options”  (from the left navigation menu) then click “Add a new PayPal Account.” Follow the instructions and you’ll be set up in no time.

 

 

A couple of things to point out:

PayPal is currently supported for Xbox LIVE users in the U.S. only.
PayPal can only be used to purchase Microsoft Points on Xbox.com.
PayPal accounts are not available for purchasing Microsoft Points on the Xbox 360 console.

You can associate multiple Pay Pal accounts with your Xbox LIVE account.

 

Comments

  • Major Risk

    me too.

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  • LordWill0722

    yeh – very weird this doesn’t come to canada either. everyone in canada uses paypal for ebay and ordering things – hopefully soon thou, within a couple months soon, not a year down the road…

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  • JUZtin jOy

    I just now went to xbox.com to get some microsoft points for getting the splosion man but every time i try to use my PayPal account i get this error.

    This action cannot be performed at this time. Please try again later. For more information, go to http://www.xbox.com/support.

    Hey Major Can you Help Me….

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  • SAGETH

    I’m also getting errors. I have been since it’s “launch.” 40001 error, which, if I remember correctly is a SQL cache problem. It’s been a while.

    Looks like more testing should have occurred before announcing it (or better information on when it’s actually live).

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  • JUZtin jOy

    Is there any other way to get splosion man. Like a card or something else. PayPal is still not working. Can some of you guys confirm that it is an error with paypal and not with my account.

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  • SAGETH

    Juztin, there are quite a few people here, including myself, reporting an error.

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  • Major Risk

    Just wait it out I guess, they will figure out the problem soon I sure

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  • x8Sharrock3x

    Major Nelson updates this site every 2 days or 3.When this site started it updated every day. I guess money well change someone or make them lazy??

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  • JUZtin jOy

    Actually i am sure that he has not become lazy. He is our only representative to Microsoft. Because of which we are able to ge access to xbox live previews and other exciting offers.

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  • erichsouza76

    Now that’s just great…
    First of all, my account is registered for USA since I were living at NC at the time but the Xbox Live isn’t still available at my country (Brazil). Even the console being sold as an official Microsoft product with all the appliable taxes, Microsoft just doesn’t care at all to provide the service over here so everyone getting a new 360 have to do this in order to use Xbox Live.
    And just after this PayPal thing worked, I’ve linked my PayPal account and bought some MSP with no problems.
    But after hearing some other ppl complain, I’ve tried to purchase some more and what I find out? Can’t buy them anymore!
    Seriouslly guys? Do you really think it’s better to sell those crappy prepaid cards for a whole lot of code sellers on eBay and some other places instead of selling directly? And what the hell does it matter where my PayPal account is from?
    I do understand why some content is region protected due for a lot of copyright and also legal issues. But blocking this as well????C’mon!
    Xbox Live is an excellent service and I’m quite pleased with it but for management issues and other stuff, please keep the interns and monkeys of it because you can piss a lot of people with such small things.

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  • Shin Magus BR

    My account is registered for the USA and I live in Brazil too…

    “This action cannot be performed at this time. Please try again later. For more information, go to http://www.xbox.com/support.”
    😦

    I would be willing to spend the US$ 12.50 for the alternate SF4 costumes if they let me… It’s over 200% that amount if I go for the 1600-point (excessive, since I only need 1000 points) game card over here, which I’m not happy with. :

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  • SAGETH

    Well, I live in the USA and I still can’t get it because of that error. It’s rather annoying, so screw them. I’m just gonna keep my money then.

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