2 ways to buy Xbox One games using your Amazon Gift Card balance
Did you know that you can buy Xbox One games from Amazon and redeem them on your console? Or that you can purchase Xbox Gift Cards from Amazon that you can apply to your Xbox account and use that credit to purchase games from the Store on your Xbox One console? If you have an Amazon Gift Card and you want to use it to purchase Xbox One games, or you want to buy Xbox One games on Amazon using your credit card, read this tutorial:
NOTE: This guide offers guidance for users of Xbox One consoles, Amazon.com, and Amazon.co.uk. Things should be similar on other Amazon websites, from countries other than the US and the UK.
Method 1. Purchase Xbox One games on Amazon that are available as a digital code, with Xbox Live as DRM (Digital Rights Management)
The fastest way to buy Xbox One games using your Amazon Gift Card balance is to look for games that use the term "Digital Code" in their name, because you get to purchase and download them almost instantly. These games are available as digital, download now options, and they use the Xbox Live DRM system. They are always sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC.
For example, here's a screenshot of Forza Motorsport 7: Standard Edition - Xbox One on Amazon, which you can immediately purchase on Amazon and then redeem on your Xbox One for download and installation. We highlighted the DRM information so that you know where you will find it. If it does not say Xbox Live, then you should look for other purchase options.
Another example of a popular game that you can buy on Amazon and redeem on Xbox One is Assassin's Creed Origins. This game is available in many options, including a digital code for Xbox One which can be redeemed on your console.
Other Amazon websites, like Amazon.co.uk, add the text "Download Code" in the name of the Xbox One games that you want to find. For example, on Amazon.co.uk, you have Forza Motorsport 7: Standard Edition | Xbox One/Windows 10 - Download Code or FIFA 18: Standard Edition | Xbox One - Download Code
PROS: This method is great because it is a fast way to purchase Xbox One games using your Amazon Gift Card balance. You can buy and download a game in minutes, and your only limitation is the speed of your internet connection.
CONS: The biggest problem with this method is that you get access to a limited portfolio of Xbox One games. Usually, major titles can be found on Amazon, but smaller titles are usually available in the Store from your Xbox One console.
Method 2: Purchase an Xbox Gift Card from Amazon
If you want to buy any game from the Store on your Xbox One, using your Amazon Gift Card balance, then you must purchase an Xbox Gift Card from Amazon. It may be acquired using the following predefined cash values:
- Xbox Gift Card - $100 on Amazon.com.
- Xbox Gift Card - $70 on Amazon.com.
- Xbox Gift Card - $60 on Amazon.com.
- Xbox Gift Card - $50 on Amazon.com or Xbox Live - 50£ Credit on Amazon.co.uk.
- Xbox Gift Card - $40 on Amazon.com or Xbox Live - 40£ Credit on Amazon.co.uk.
- Xbox Gift Card - $30 on Amazon.com or Xbox Live - 30£ Credit on Amazon.co.uk.
- Xbox Gift Card - $25 on Amazon.com or Xbox Live - 25£ Credit on Amazon.co.uk.
- Xbox Gift Card - $20 on Amazon.com or Xbox Live - 20£ Credit on Amazon.co.uk.
- Xbox Gift Card - $15 on Amazon.com or Xbox Live - 15£ Credit on Amazon.co.uk.
- Xbox Gift Card - $10 on Amazon.com or Xbox Live - 10£ Credit on Amazon.co.uk.
Luckily this is also a digital product, and you get a product key right away.
PROS: You can use your Amazon Gift Card balance to buy ANY game from the Store on your Xbox One console, which is awesome.
CONS: The are no problems we could identify for this method.
How to redeem your Xbox One games, Xbox gift card or credit
When you buy an Xbox One game from Amazon, an Xbox Gift Card or Xbox Live Credit (from Amazon.co.uk), all you get is a digital code like the one below. To find it, go to your Games and Software Library. It can be accessed by opening your Amazon account and going to "Digital Content -> Digital Management -> Games and software."
Write down or copy the product code that you have received for your purchase. Next, you have two options: you can redeem the code from your computer and have your game or gift card sent to your Xbox One console automatically, or you can go to the Xbox One console and redeem the product code that you have received from there.
If you prefer going to your Xbox One console, open the Store and then tap on "Use a code." A window is shown for redeeming your purchase. Enter the product code and press Next, so that it is applied to your account.
If you prefer remaining on your computer, go to this Redeem page. Sign in with the same Microsoft account (Xbox account) that you use on your console. After the redeem page is loaded, and looks similar to the screenshot below, paste the product code that you received on Amazon, and press Next, so that it is applied to your account.
When you open your Xbox One console, the game or the gift card balance should be automatically applied to your account. Enjoy!
How do you buy Xbox One games using your Amazon Gift Card balance?
These are the methods we use for purchasing Xbox One games, using our Amazon credit. Have you tried them? If you did, let us know which method works best and why. Your comments will surely help other readers.