How to Set Up an XBox Live Silver Membershipby Chappy SinclairUpdated September 22, 2017
The Xbox Live Silver membership is available for free to all Xbox 360 owners. This basic membership grants access to the Xbox Live Marketplace, home to all game demos and Xbox Live Arcade titles. Netflix, content previews and chat sessions are all accessible by Silver members. One of the primary benefits of Xbox Live--multiplayer gaming--is not available to Silver members.
Turn the Xbox on. Remove any game or DVD from the disc tray. Scroll to the "My Xbox" tab.
Use the virtual keyboard to enter a "Gamertag," which will be your identity associated with Xbox Live.
Select the "Silver Membership" option. Select a gamer picture. Select a gaming level (for a Silver account, it does not matter which one you choose). Press "A" to complete the registration.