Please could I ask for some help with setting this up for my son. He is getting the x for Christmas. Not had an Xbox before. Can I set this up now in advance of Christmas? Would I need to set the Xbox up to do it or can I do it on my phone/laptop? Would I set up everything in his name or do they have a parent account like I have for him on his switch. Once I’ve set up the account I understand I then buy the Xbox live gold (I’d like to get 3 years and have read about turning off the auto renew) and then I upgrade and buy one month game pass ultimate. I think it’s setting up the accounts that are concerning me. Ideally I don’t want to open the Xbox but would like to sort the pass before Christmas is possible to take advantage of the offer. Thank for any help.
Whats the error message? Try doing so on the website or on your Xbox if you’ve not tried. Also try a different web browser and try on your phone. Xbox site states you can do the upgrade here https://www.xbox.com/en-GB/live/gold/upgrade so must be something specific to your account. If all else fails contact Microsoft / Xbox customer service. They should be able to sort it.
I just tried this and it does not let me convert to GPU - it brings up an error message every time. I just spent £120 on 3 xbox live cards from cd keys which I redeemed already so can't even get the money back for it. Now I cant even get Games Pass Ultimate on my live account which I had before it expired.
Ah so maybe the trick is to wait until after the 14 days so in the middle of the free month before you turn off recurring billing. This is just a guess / idea I am not too familiar with this method general.
Nice, so I'd turn off recurring payment now. Wait for you GPU to run out or expire or your month to finish. Then buy some Xbox Live Gold. The amount is up to you.You can buy 3 years worth for £120 (£40 x 3) UK/EU codes or if you want to go the VPN route then about £90 (£30 x 3). If you plan on doing 1 year (12 months) or 2 years (24 months) then turn recurring payment on after you add each code then off again to get the extra month each time. If you are planning to do 3 years (36 months) make sure to decline auto renew / recurring payment each time. Once you have the gold on your account then buy one month Game Pass Ultimate 10.99 and it will covert / upgrade ALL the Xbox Live Gold you have to Game Pass Ultimate. So you basically get Game Pass Ultimate for the price of Xbox Live Gold and one month GPU So 1 year GPU would cost you £51 instead of £132 (10.99*12) So 2 years GPU would cost you £91 instead of £264 (10.99*24) So 3 years GPU would cost you £131 Instead of £396 (10.99*36 ) The savings are actually bonkers. This isn't a hack or glitch in case you are concerned XBOX actually publicises this check it out here https://www.xbox.com/en-GB/live/gold/upgrade Anyone can do this by the way you just need to not have an active GPU subscription.