Windows 10: Playing Xbox one online?

  1.    27 Nov 2017 #1

    Playing Xbox one online?

    Iíve had an Xbox for a while now. Iíve never had any live or gold membership or whatever they are called. But I am pondering exploring being able to play online. But there are several different things and itís a tad confusing. I just want to play online should I decide to occasionally. I may get battlefront 2 soon. Not interested in anything other than that. What do I need to Ďupgradeí my bog standard account to and how much does it cost in £££? Can you do it within the Xbox itself or does it need to be done on pc. Will it have any side effect on the same account that I use on the pc for windows 10? Iím still on the fence a little as I already shell out for PlayStation plus so itís a bit much to pay more than one but unfortunately our game library over time has got a littl spread out across the two consoles!
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  2.    27 Nov 2017 #2

    I believe you'll need to change from a bog standard account to applying for what's known as Gold membership or Xbox Live - or something of that nature. The only time you can play multiplayer for free with a standard account is over LAN. You can apply within the Xbox UI or on PC. I've no idea what it costs but you can easily look it up. Maybe 3/6/12 months at a time maybe.
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  3.    27 Nov 2017 #3

    Cost can vary upto approx £40/year from MS
    Amazon currently have 12 months for £34

    Buy Gold Membership, apply code on console or PC, enjoy the multiplayer games

    I know you said you dont want any other items, but in case you are not aware, with Gold you get 4 free games every month (some ok, some poor), 2 xbox one games which are your as long as you keep gold, 2 xbox 360 games are yours whether you keep gold or not
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  4.    27 Nov 2017 #4

    Ok thanks guys. Sounds like it's the gold one to look for. I'll boot up the console later and have a look. Seems it's very similar to playstation plus with the monthly games. I reckon that's exactly what I need. I just didn't want something where you have access to a game library for free. I just wouldn't play them.

    Appreciate the comments guys
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  5.    27 Nov 2017 #5

    Cheers guys. I think it must be something to do with all the Black Friday stuff but I signed up for £1 for first month. It was only £5.99 a month thereafter. I didn’t want to go too long to start but I’ll try it out and hopefully keep it
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