Xbox live which was first launched in the year 2002 now has free xbox live, gaining much popularity among the youth in the world of online games and entertainment. Previously known as Xbox live silver, it is an online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service which is the creation of Microsoft. The Xbox live free is nothing but a free version of the Xbox live service.
The basic difference here is that we cannot play online multiplayer games with the free version of Xbox live which is possible in the gold version. But one can still download content from the Xbox live marketplace and keep a friends’ list so as to chat and share their game profile.
Features of Xbox live free
This silver version of Xbox costs nothing and has attractive but limited features like we can create a profile and a gamertag, create a friends’ list, preview games, stream video content, download games from the Xbox live marketplace, make a video call to a friend and many more.
Easy to have
All we need is a free Hotmail address and then visit Xbox.com to sign up for a free silver account. Also if anyone previously had the subscribed version of this Xbox live that is the gold one and the subscription expires, then automatically the account gets converted into the silver one. Therefore one does not have to go through the hassle of creating an account in Xbox live again.
While the Xbox live free may seem to be a fairer option as compared to the gold membership because of its zero cost but it has its own drawbacks like we cannot tune into our favorite Netflix shows from Xbox 360.Then we do not get the provision of playing games free on Xbox one every month. But at the end of the day many of us would surely opt for a free service and enjoy it despite of its limited features.