How To Start Your Xbox Live Free Trial

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Why Seek an Xbox Live Free Trial if You Can Go Ultimate

Xbox Live is a Microsoft digital media delivery and online multiplayer gaming service. It has a free version, Xbox Live Free, and a paid one, Xbox Live Gold.

The free version comes with limited features, such as creating a profile and a friends list, previewing games, or downloading them from the Xbox Live Marketplace, but the Gold plan is where things get interesting. Some of its features are bonus games and exclusive discounts, as well as Free Play Days. It is a gamer’s dreamland.

What if you could get an Xbox Live Gold plan and so much more for nearly nothing? If we piqued your interest, read on to learn how.

Is There an Xbox Live Gold Free Trial?

No, there isn’t, but you can get a great deal subscribing to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which includes Xbox Live Gold and so much more, for $1 for the first month.

What Is an Xbox Game Pass?

Xbox Game Pass is a Microsoft video game subscription service for Xbox One console and Windows 10.

There are three subscription plans:

  • Xbox Game Pass PC
  • Xbox Game Pass Console
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

What Is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and How Does It Compare to Xbox Live Gold?

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass for Console, and additional benefits. You can play games on Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles, as well as Windows 10.

If you’d like to learn how Xbox Game Pass Ultimate compares to Xbox Live Gold, check the table below.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Xbox Live Gold
Access to over 100 games for PC, console, and Android devices

Deals with Gold

New games added all the time

Games with Gold
Xbox Game Studio titles the same day as the release

Console multiplayer

Free perks

Member discounts and deals


Play games on Android devices from the cloud (Beta)

Xbox Live Gold


What Is the Price of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate After the First Month, and What of Xbox Live Gold?

After the initial month, which will cost $1, your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will continue automatically at $14.99 per month.

Xbox Live Gold has two plans:

  • Xbox Live Gold 1 Month at $9.99/month
  • Xbox Live Gold 3 Months at $24.99/quarterly

What Happens to My Existing Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Memberships Once I Purchase Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?

Your Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass membership upgrades automatically to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate once you purchase it.

What Happens to My Prepaid Months of Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Live Gold When I Get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?

Any prepaid time up to 36 months left on your previous membership will be applied to your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Can I Redeem My Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Live Gold Codes Once I Purchase Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?

You can redeem your Gold or Game Pass codes, and they will automatically convert to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. You can check the conversion ratio in the table below.


Ultimate Duration
One month of Gold or Game Pass Console

20 days of Ultimate

Three months of Gold or Game Pass Console

50 days and two months of Ultimate, respectively
Six months of Gold or Game Pass Console

79 days and four months of Ultimate, respectively

12 months of Gold or Game Pass Console

Four months and five months of Ultimate, respectively
24 months of Gold or Game Pass Console

Eight months and 10 months of Ultimate, respectively

One month of Xbox Game Pass PC

20 days of Ultimate

Keep in mind that the conversion ratio is subject to change.

Can I Use My Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on Multiple Xbox One Consoles and Windows 10 PCs?

Yes, you can, wherever you log in, as your subscription is not dependent on any specific Xbox One console or Windows 10 PC.

How To Get Xbox Live Gold for Free

Easily! Get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate! You can do it by:

  1. Visiting the Microsoft Store
  2. Signing in to your account
  3. Purchasing the subscription

A Life Hack for Existing Xbox Live Gold or Game Pass Members

Remember how you can redeem your prepaid time on previous memberships? If you want to get the most out of your Ultimate subscription, take the following steps:

  • Log in to your Microsoft Account
  • Head to Services and Subscriptions
  • Extend your existing subscription to the desired duration
  • Add a month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1
  • Your membership will convert to Ultimate with additional prepaid time converted and applied to the new subscription

Note: Mind the 36-month prepaid time cap.

Can I Cancel My Xbox Live Gold or Game Pass Membership?

Yes, you can cancel your membership anytime. You also have an option to end your subscription on the date it is set to expire.

If you find the cancellation process too complex, you can have DoNotPay cancel your Xbox subscription on your behalf. To request this service, access DoNotPay from any , select Find Hidden Money and follow the prompts.

If I Don’t Want Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Anymore, Can I Revert to My Previous Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Membership?

Yes, you can, after you cancel your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. You may also be eligible for a refund of the plan price, but you cannot get a refund for any prepaid time you applied to the upgrade from Gold and other Game Pass plans. The prepaid time cannot be reverted to those plans, either.

In case you need help requesting an Xbox refund, DoNotPay can assist you.

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