How to Sign Up for Xbox Liveby Contributing Writer ; Updated September 22, 2017
Online video gaming allows you to play your favorite games with friends and rivals from around the world. The Xbox 360 offers online play through its Xbox Live service. The Xbox Live service also allows you to download games and watch movies and TV shows. There are two versions of Xbox Live: a free version and a "Gold" version that offers extra features for a fee. Your Xbox 360 must be connected to a high-speed Internet connection to sign up for Xbox Live.
Turn on your Xbox 360 and make sure there are no games in the tray.
Select "My Xbox" on the Xbox Dashboard. Then, select your avatar.
Choose the "Join Xbox Live" option.