Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service from the personal computing giant that aims to revolutionize the PC gaming industry. You will have plenty of burning questions if you are new to gaming or just new to the Xbox Gaming Pass world. We’ll answer all of your questions today in this guide.
They want to become the Netflix of the gaming world and if given enough time, they might be successful. Microsoft has a number of subscription plans in place and Xbox Game Pass is good value for money. Those are hours of in-game content with the promise of new titles being added all the time.
How much does Xbox Game Pass cost per month
There are three plans to choose from and they are quite easy to select. There is a plan for PC gamers that will cost you $ 9.99 per month, with the first month billed at the introductory price of $ 1. The second plan called Console offers the same benefits at the same price but for Xbox console users. Both plans give you access to over 200 games, including AAA and indie titles, same day access to Xbox Game Studio titles upon release date, and exclusive member offers.
The Ultimate plan will set you back $ 14.99 and unlock access to games on PC, console, and Android. It is very interesting if you have access to a console and like to play games on your smartphone too. You also have access to Xbox Live Gold and EA titles listed under Play. The $ 1 introductory offer will last for three months instead of just one which is just the icing on the cake.
How the Xbox Games Pass works
There are two ways to do this. You can download a dedicated Xbox app that is currently in beta. You can find it in the Microsoft Store or download it directly using the link shared below.
Any game available on the Xbox app is also available directly from the Microsoft Store, but at the moment there is no way to filter available games based on platform.
This means that you will see all the games available on Windows and Xbox. If a game is exclusively available on Xbox, you’ll always see it. We recommend that you download the Xbox app instead and stop wasting time on titles that you can’t play on a Windows computer.
How many games in Xbox Game Pass
At present, there are over 200 titles with notable names like Gears 5, Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves, etc. Xbox has created a comprehensive catalog where you can search and filter results based on niche and maturity ratings, among other factors.
Note that just like movie titles on Netflix, games on Xbox Game Pass are also regularly added and leaving the platform. Fortunately, they have a dedicated filter called Recently Added and Exit Soon to find these gems. The total number of games will vary at any given time but should only increase over time.
How many devices in Xbox Game Pass
As Leo G noted, it’s currently not possible to share your Xbox Game Pass with multiple PC users. This feature only works on Xbox One and requires Xbox Home functionality.
The only way to do this is to use the same Microsoft account on all devices, as one Reddit user found out. For some reason, the Xbox team is unclear on this and has yet to mention the limitations of the device on the site.
How to cancel Xbox Game Pass subscription
Do you think it’s too expensive for you? Are you not a regular gamer or would you rather buy and own titles instead? All of your subscription services are listed under your Microsoft account. There you will find all the services to which you have subscribed.
You can visit Manage below Xbox Game Pass to cancel your subscription.
How to play on a phone using Xbox Game Pass
You will need an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership to access and play games on your smartphone. You can not only download games to your phone, but also other connected devices like Windows computer and Xbox console. And then some quests will earn you rewards for completing them. Due to the restrictive nature of the Apple ecosystem, only limited functionality is available on the iPhone and iPad. You can complete quests but cannot play games like on Android.
Download the app using the link below and install it on your phone. Connect the controller to your Android phone and now you can immediately play over 100 titles anywhere, on the go.
How to get Discord Nitro with Xbox Game Pass
Discord has partnered with Microsoft to offer its premium Nitro account free for three months and the offer is valid until January 15, 2021 (11:59 p.m. UTC). The Nitro upgrade code will be available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate users only under the Xbox Game Pass> Benefits tab.
Open the promotion and click the Claim button to reveal a Redeem button. Click on it to begin the redemption process and follow the on-screen instructions.
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Xbox Game Pass offers invaluable value, especially the Ultimate plan, which lets you play on the go just using a controller and your Android phone. I would recommend getting a high-end smartphone that can handle games and offer crisp visuals with a higher refresh rate display. Otherwise, get an Xbox Game Pass for PC, which is cheaper and will work on your Windows computer. Let the games begin.
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Last updated on Dec 22, 2020
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