Xbox Live Gold is Microsoft’s online subscription service for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. It’s required to enter the multiplayer mode of all games on these consoles.
How to explain Xbox Live Gold
If you want to play with a friend over the network, or if you have a desire to enter a crowded session of a competitive game – you’ll need to buy an Xbox Live Gold.
Among other things, each month the company will give you a free copy of the game and huge discounts on some games from the library of consoles.
You don’t need a subscription to this service if you play single-player games, and you don’t need one if you play multiplayer games offline.
For example, you don’t need to buy Xbox Live Gold if you play split-screen modes that require two players to be at the same console in the same room.
How much Netflix costs with Xbox Live Gold and without it
Today, you don’t need Xbox Live Gold if you just want to watch Netflix or Hulu or use other services with similar features.
For example, in the days of the Xbox 360 – or even when the Xbox One was released – you were required to pay for an Xbox Live Gold and Netflix subscription to enjoy your favorite TV shows.
However, Microsoft has changed the system so that users don’t overpay for the features they receive – Xbox Live Gold is now only used for games.
If you pay for this subscription and download the Netflix streaming app, then, as mentioned above, the download of the app itself will be free with or without a subscription.
However, to use the Netflix subscription, you’ll still need to create a new account or log in to your old account and subscribe separately from Xbox Live Gold. These are two completely unrelated services that don’t depend on each other.
How to download Netflix on Xbox 360
Netflix downloads on Xbox 360 and Xbox One are slightly different because of the differences in the interface. If you own the Xbox 360 you need to do the following:
- Before proceeding with the steps below, make sure you’re logged into your Xbox Live account. If you aren’t, log in and then go to the next step.
- Once you’re logged into your Xbox Live account, on your Xbox 360 dashboard, go to “Apps”.
- While in the “Apps” section, select the Netflix tile to begin downloading the app.
To sign in to Netflix after you’ve downloaded it, follow these steps:
- Log in to Netflix. To do this, on the Xbox 360 dashboard, go to “Apps”.
- From the apps available there, select the Netflix tile.
- Once you’ve selected the app you want, click on “Sign In”.
- If you don’t see “Sign In”, select “Yes” on the “Are you a member of Netflix?” window. If you aren’t already a member of Netflix, set up your membership.
- Enter your Netflix email address and password. Then click “Login”.
Your device is now connected to your Netflix account.
How to download Netflix on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S
If you’re using an Xbox One, Xbox Series X, or Xbox Series S, the download method is as follows:
- First, open the Home screen on your Xbox.
- Next, scroll to the right to go to the “Store”.
- In the Store, locate the “Apps” section.
- From the available apps, select Netflix. If you don’t see Netflix, select Search in all apps to search for Netflix. Enter the name of the app in the search box and from the search results, select the app you want.
- After selecting the app you want, select “Install”.
- Once the app has finished downloading, select “Launch” to enter Netflix.
When you’re finished with the download, continue through the following steps.
- First, sign in to Netflix. To do this, select Netflix on the Home screen, then select Sign In for Users.
- Next, enter your Netflix email address and password.
- Select Sign In.
Now, if you had done everything properly, you can use Netflix as much as you need.