Xbox Live is a premium service that requires a paid subscription. A monthly or yearly subscription can be chosen. The yearly subscription saves money if the plan is kept for an extended period.

An Xbox Live subscription gives members access to unlimited online multiplayer gaming, exclusive weekly discounts for Live members, early access to content and free game demos. If an advanced TV is available, access to HD movies, TV shows, live events, music and sports through the OneGuide app can be obtained. This app allows users to download additional apps, such as Skype and Internet Explorer.