What you need to know
- Xbox Game Pass is a monthly subscription service that gives you access to over 200 games.
- Recently, Microsoft announced a number of ID@Xbox games coming to the service.
- New Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers get six months of Spotify Premium.
- You can purchase Xbox Game Pass through Amazon (opens in new tab).
Xbox Game Pass is a monthly subscription service from Microsoft that gives you access to over 200 games a month for $10. There are a couple of options when it comes to subscribing. You can either get Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One, or bundle Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Live Gold for $15 with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Microsoft definitely wants people to subscribe because it's now giving six months of Spotify Premium if you sign up. Unfortunately, it looks like this promotion is only available to new subscribers who choose Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
If you want to subscribe, just head over to your console and in "My games & apps," you'll find a listing for "Memberships." One of the subscription services there will be Xbox Game Pass. This will direct you towards the Microsoft Store where you can select Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and get it for $1 for the first month. After that, you'll be charged $15 a month.
Best of the best
It'll last you a couple of months
Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over 200 games for one monthly fee. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also adds Xbox Live Gold to the package so you can play online with your friends.
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What's the point of doing things like this if current subscribers can't get in on the offer.
Basically offer a killer deal to get new people in. We're inside anyway. And once anyone starts using Game Pass, let's be frank, they're in. It's a great value.
It's like anything really, most companies don't really care about their patrons AFTER they have spent their money, this is a means to get more people in on the service, they don't need to get existing customers in because they already are.
They did offer this deal to current subscribers around the 2019 Holiday Season. I jumped on it in late 2019 and it's likely going to run out this month. They also offered a deal on Discord and one other item.
They can. With perks you get 3 months. Though sadly not if you've had a code before. I'm bummed as I got one years ago when I moved from Groove music.
I've had the ultimate game pass for a few weeks and have had Spotify premium for a few years. Can I still capitalize on this if I haven't used a promotion like this in the past?
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