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

  • Anonymous

    YAY

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  • LawdaddyCO

    Sounds good to me. I have a bunch of money on Paypal to use and I refuse to use my credit card on live.

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  • Just2Lazzzy

    Sweet. Now I can buy all the US good stuff. Not on the “UK xbox live accounts”

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  • Exu

    Good move, now hurry up and roll this (and Amazon arcade codes) out to the UK and other regions.

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  • aka Scratch

    that’s excellent news. it keeps getting better all the time

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  • ZaZeeMan

    Major, you should probably add the “www.” to your link to the Accounts page. It’s getting a certificate fail because of the domain name failure. WWW. fixes it.

    Also, why does the rest of the world pay the same for these extra services, yet do not reap any of the benefits. I know some of it is for regional reasons but it is still frustrating. Especially money coming in from outside of the USA go towards infrastructure upgrades for services we don’t receive. Sorry for the rant but I always feel kind of ripped off.

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  • Snookrt

    I already used PayPal. Using the PayPal debit card you get cash back, makes for even better deals.

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  • Raz 360

    And WHEN will this be available in other countries, most notably the United Kingdom? Or is this just more BS where America gets everything good?

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  • Dman0692

    i love the xbox 360 games on demand take regular money and i just bought the skateboard for my avatar

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  • Major Nelson

    Thanks ZaZeeMan….I added www!

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  • GBOvenom

    hmmm any idea if this is gonna be available to the uk???

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  • Matte G

    Any idea when this is coming to the UK?

    This would be a useful feature for me because I have a debit card so can’t hook it up to my Xbox.

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  • Chotu

    Major, who should we contact if we’d like this service in our country? Microsoft or PayPal?

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  • erichsouza76

    Just great news! And it worked like a charm!

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  • Chitwood7412

    Sure wish I could just buy stuff straight from LIVE marketplace, other then wasting money with MS “points system”, I would buy more stuff if I knew that I only had pay $10 other then $12 and have 200 points left that I can’t do much with.

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  • Rossa AU

    Another thing Americans get first….lol

    On the other hand i will be shocked enough if the whole pay via Direct Debit and Credit Card for GoD thing even makes it to AUS, so not shocked at all by this😛

    Still, can’t wait for this paypal method to hit AUS:)

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  • GuZ1977

    349 SEK (US $48) for the Games on Demand in Sweden, some of them are almost 4 years old by now, this must be some kind of joke?!?

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  • DeadOne Walking

    This just made it easier to get points now. Sweet!

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  • GuZ1977

    …and all of them can be had for significantly less if bought in physical form…

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  • EV1L SEAN

    Aww, just the U.S.?
    😦

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  • Mikro

    I don’t really like pay pal they lost my trust back when they started stealing my money out of my checking account I’ll never use pay pal again.

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  • r3dreck

    nice

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  • Number 905

    I take it this has to be done with a linked credit card or PayPal balance?

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  • NoTaxiForYou

    yet again CANADA get screwed outta things. we are freakin attached to the pUSA so why can i not use my paypal? i think microsoft need to reevaluate thier business practices… alienating a huge market like this is absolutly retarded and i think its time to buy a ps3 atleast when i get raped on prices i accualy know what im paying…

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  • Epic Shotgun

    Hurry and make this possible for Canada also please and thanks.

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