There was a time when gaming was limited to one console and one living room. But today, it’s a wide, wide world, and communities of millions play games together daily. One of the largest of these communities is Xbox Live users. By subscribing to Xbox Live Gold, anyone with a Microsoft account and an Xbox One is able to play games with this online society of Xbox players.
If you’re yet to dive into this community yourself and looking to save some money as you do, you’re in luck. Microsoft actively encourages its users to share out the golden goods: it is very possible to share an Xbox Live Gold subscription with other accounts on your console - and, better still, with Microsoft accounts on other Xbox consoles. That’s where Together Price can help you out.
Sound good? Scroll this way, we’ll explain all.
The main benefit of Xbox Live Gold is the opportunity to play digital games with friends and the online Xbox community and to share your Xbox experiences with a world of other players. Single-player can be fun, but gaming really comes alive once you have a Live account.
Having an Xbox Live account with an Xbox Live Gold membership has other perks, especially if you’re looking to expand your digital game library. You can download games for less with Gold’s Microsoft Store discounts - which regularly offer as much as 50% off downloadable content.
If that sounds promising, you’ll want to hear about Games with Gold.
On top of various discounts on digital games, the Microsoft store offers 4 free ‘Games with Gold’ each month, exclusively to users with a Gold account.
2 of these are always Xbox one games - often a triple A game paired with an indie hit. The other 2 are classic Xbox 360 games, available through backwards compatibility.
It’s always a surprise which games will become free to download - the only certain thing is that Gold accounts are able to curate a diverse (and cost less!) games library.
Metal Gear Solid V
Gears of War V
Forza Horizon II
And so many more…
If multiplayer gaming wasn’t an incentive enough, the value added by Games with Gold certainly convinced this writer to sign up.
Discounts come and go, but currently, a 6-month subscription to Gold can be bought from Microsoft for £29.99 or a year’s worth for £50.
Not bad, but it becomes increasingly valuable when you realise that you can share one Gold subscription across multiple accounts on the same console - and Together Price can help you share it to a secondary console, splitting the cost with another gamer.
It’s also worth considering that these same tactics can be combined with purchasing Gold within the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundle, which is worth taking a moment to explain here.
The value of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is remarkable: for a reasonable monthly fee (£10.99), customers can choose without limits from a vast catalogue of xbox one games (and 360 classics) which ranges from classic Xbox series like Gears of War, Halo, and Dragon Age, to recent indie hits like Backbone and Among Us.
What’s more, the selection in their free game library rotates each month, and there are over 100 high-quality videogames to choose from at any time.
The value is exponential, increasing each time you download and play a new game.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate combines the perks of the Game Pass for Console and the PC Game Pass, granting subscribers access to PC and Console games - as well as mobile games, which are not included in the other deals. If your game is across different devices, this is the deal we recommend.
Even if you prefer to play on one console or are a PC games purist, the Game Pass Ultimate maintains its edge by giving you access to perks such as in-game content and partner offers.
Unlike the other offers, Game Pass Ultimate includes a subscription to EA Play at no additional cost. EA Play provides discounts, in-game rewards, and trial periods for EA’s plethora of popular xbox series, such as FIFA and Battlefield.
And, massively, when you buy the Game Pass Ultimate, your account becomes an Xbox Live Gold Account. The Ultimate Pass really should be considered if you’d like free games upon free games. And, like your Gold subscription, you can share games downloaded through the game pass and share Xbox Ultimate Games pass perks using the process detailed below.
You should know that if an account on an xbox has configured that console to be its home console, all other accounts on that xbox can share in the perks of its Xbox Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
All you have to do is press the ‘Guide’ button (A.K.A the ‘Xbox Button’) and select ‘Profile and System’, ‘Settings’, ‘General’, ‘Personalisation’, then the My Home Xbox option. Simply select ‘Make this my home Xbox’.
Once you’ve made the console the home console of the account with Xbox Live Gold, any other account on that console will be able to play online. If the account has a Game Pass, any account will be able to play these games when logged into the first account’s home Xbox.
Did you know that an xbox live account can also share its subscription services across to another console, allowing them to both access Xbox Live Gold, share games, and play the same game at once?
With each player having access to the other’s account, it will be possible to share games and the cost of your Game Pass subscription with your chosen friend. All you have to do is make your Xbox their home Xbox.
On your primary Xbox console, press the “Guide” button (also called the “Xbox button”) on the controller and choose ‘Login’.
Add the account of your friend who owns the other console and has Xbox Live Gold. (Bonus points if they have Xbox Ultimate Game Pass too!)
Enter the details of your friend (email address and password) to sign in to their account and complete the configuration.
Once you’ve signed in to your friend’s account, select ‘System’ then ‘Settings’.
In the new menu, go to ‘My Xbox home’ and set the console as ‘Home Xbox’. This makes your console their ‘home console’ - letting you play online via their shared Xbox Live Gold, and letting you download and play any Xbox game downloaded to their console, no strings attached!
Once you’ve finished the process, you can log out from your friend’s account and connect to your own Xbox app account.
You can share your subscription service benefits to their console by doing the same on theirs, but with your account info, setting that secondary console as your home Xbox.
And there you have it, now you can both play online, splitting the Gold subscription fees.
The ‘home Xbox’ is easy enough. However, finding trusted partners with whom to share, managing money, and sharing passwords with all members is a huge task. This is where Together Price can provide essential support.
Together Price is the world’s first legal password-sharing site, offering the best services. We connect consumers in a secure and social network so that you can save on subscription fees for online services, enjoying the same content for less money while we sort out the rest. Together Price users can enjoy:
An exclusively dedicated chat line where you can communicate with other users.
All transactions take place in a safe environment with an SSL security certificate, so you don’t risk any details being leaked. Not to mention our 25-day cooling-off period, so that if on the off chance you do face issues from another user, you can always get your money back.
The only things you need to decide when signing up to Together Price are which subscriptions you want to take out and whether you will be a group Admin for that subscription or if you will become a Joiner, entering another person’s group.
If you sign up to be an Admin, you will be sharing your subscription. If you need, Together Price will help you find a partner to share with. Alternatively, you can use us to coordinate regular contribution payments from someone you already know.
How to become an Admin
You might wish to sign up as a Joiner instead. As the name suggests, you’ll be joining a subscription team, getting full use of the subscription’s perks for a portion of the total monthly fee.
How to become a Joiner
With Together Price, you share and save while we sort out the rest!
Whether you are an Admin or a Joiner on Together Price, you will be able to enjoy the best digital sharing services for gaming, as well as other streaming services like Netflix, Disney Plus, Apple Music, and many more.
Using Together Price will help you halve your Xbox Live Gold subscription fees while keeping all of the benefits. If you’d like to get to playing and skip the hassle, sign up with us today.