Did you know that you can buy Xbox One games from Amazon and redeem them on your gaming console? Or that you can purchase an Xbox gift card from Amazon, apply it to your Xbox account, and use it to buy anything you want straight from your console? You can also give Xbox gift cards away as presents to your friends or family members. Here is how to buy, redeem, and use Xbox gift cards and digital codes for Xbox games, directly from Amazon:
How to buy Xbox gift cards from Amazon
One way to buy Xbox games or to make gifts to other Xbox users is to purchase an Xbox gift card from Amazon. You can pay for the Xbox gift card with your Amazon Gift Card balance (if any) or your debit or credit card. When buying it, you cannot choose a personalized cash value for the Xbox gift card. You can only buy predefined cash values that vary from one Amazon online shop to another:
- $100 Xbox gift card [Digital Code] on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £100 Credit [Xbox Live Online Code] on Amazon.co.uk
- $70 Xbox gift card [Digital Code] on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £70 Credit [Xbox Live Online Code] on Amazon.co.uk
- $50 Xbox gift card [Digital Code] on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £50 Credit [Xbox Live Online Code] on Amazon.co.uk
- $40 Xbox gift card [Digital Code] on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £40 Credit [Xbox Live Online Code] on Amazon.co.uk
- $30 Xbox gift card [Digital Code] on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £30 Credit [Xbox Live Online Code] on Amazon.co.uk
- $25 Xbox gift card [Digital Code] on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £25 Credit [Xbox Live Online Code] on Amazon.co.uk
- $20 Xbox gift card [Digital Code] on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £20 Credit [Xbox Live Online Code] on Amazon.co.uk
- $15 Xbox gift card [Digital Code] on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £15 Credit [Xbox Live Online Code] on Amazon.co.uk
- $10 Xbox gift card [Digital Code] on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £10 Credit [Xbox Live Online Code] on Amazon.co.uk
The Xbox gift cards are digital products, and you get a gift card code as soon as your payment is processed.
PROS: The Xbox gift card can be used to buy any game or content available in the Store on your Xbox console. The Xbox gift cards work with Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the Xbox One Series X and S.
CONS: The only problem is that there are times when Microsoft stops selling Xbox gift cards on Amazon. There are weeks when the links we shared do not work, and some gift cards are listed as "Currently unavailable."
How to buy an Xbox game from Amazon that is available as a digital code
The fastest way to buy Xbox games from Amazon is to look for games that use the term "Digital Code" and "Xbox" in their name because you get to purchase and download them almost instantly. These games are available as digital, download-now options, and use the Xbox Live DRM system. They are listed as being shipped and sold from Amazon Digital Services LLC, and you can pay for them using your Amazon Gift Card balance (if any) or with your debit or credit card.
To help you out, here's a screenshot of Cyberpunk 2077 Standard Edition - Xbox One [Digital Code] on Amazon, which you can immediately purchase and then redeem on your Xbox for download and installation. We highlighted the DRM information, so that you know where to find it. If it does not say Xbox Live, then you should look for other purchase options.
Other Amazon websites, like Amazon.co.uk, add the text "Download Code" in the name of the available Xbox games. For example, on Amazon.co.uk, you have FIFA 21 Standard | Xbox One - Download Code (Includes Series X Digital Upgrade).
PROS: You can buy and download an Xbox game in minutes, as 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 games. Usually, major titles can be found on Amazon, but not all can be bought digitally. Also, the digital codes for some games are not always available, and there can be months when digital Xbox One games are not sold on Amazon, only on the Store from your Xbox console.
Where to find your Xbox redeem code (for gift cards or games) on Amazon
When you buy a download code from Amazon or an Xbox gift card, it gets added to your Amazon account first, from where you can redeem it. To find it, open your Amazon account page, and go to "Digital content and devices-> Digital games and software."
Look through your orders and find the one for the Xbox gift card. In its details, see the line that contains the Gift Card Code that you can then redeem following the instructions in this tutorial.
If you purchased an Xbox game as a digital code, you find it in the same list. In its order entry, see the Product Code line, where the code is listed. Read on to find out what you have to do after buying a "download code" from Amazon.
How to redeem an Xbox gift card (digital code) from a web browser on your PC
Redeeming your Xbox digital code or gift card is done faster when using a web browser. Open your favorite browser and go to this Redeem page. Sign in with the same Microsoft/Xbox account that you use on your console. Copy and paste the gift card code or the product code from your digital order on Amazon and press Next.
The purchase you made is now added to your Microsoft account. If you bought an Xbox gift card, its balance is now available in your account, and you can use it to purchase games from your Xbox. If you bought a game, it is now available in your Xbox library, ready for download. Start your console, sign in with the same account you used earlier, and enjoy your purchase.
How to redeem an Xbox gift card (digital code) on your Xbox Console
Many gamers prefer to use their console for redeeming their Xbox digital codes from Amazon. To do that, on your Xbox, open the Store app.
Before moving forward, make sure that you are signed in with the Xbox account on which you want to redeem your game's download code or your Xbox gift card. Once you redeem a code, you cannot undo your action. You see your Xbox account name at the top of the left sidebar. If you are using the correct account, go to Redeem.
Your Xbox console asks you to type the redeem code. Type it using your controller and the keyboard shown on the screen and press the Check code button.
The Xbox gift card credit or the game you purchased using a download code is added to your Xbox account and used as you wish.
How to redeem an Xbox gift card (digital code) using the Xbox app for Windows 10
Another option is to use the Xbox app from Windows 10, which automatically syncs with your console, as long as you use the same Microsoft account on both. Start the Xbox app on your Windows 10 PC and click or tap your account's icon on the top-right corner. Then, in the menu that opens, choose Settings.
In the Settings window, go to Account, and click or tap the Redeem button in the "Redeem a code" section.
In the next window, type or copy and paste the redeem code, which is 25 characters long, and press Next.
If the redeem is successful, the next time you open the Xbox console, you either find your Xbox gift card credit available in the Store or the digital game you purchased ready for download and installation.
Redeem an Xbox gift card (digital code) using the Xbox Console Companion app for Windows 10
Windows 10 has one more app that can be used to redeem digital codes for your console: the Xbox Console Companion app. Start the app, click or tap the Store icon in the column on the left, go to the Xbox One tab in the middle, and then click or tap "Redeem a code."
Type the redeem code that you purchased or received as a gift, and then press Next.
If the code is validated, it is added to your account, and you can then start using the Xbox credit or the online game that you bought on your Xbox console.
How often do you buy Xbox gift cards or digital codes for games from Amazon?
Now you know how to buy Xbox gift cards and Xbox digital games from Amazon using your credit card or Amazon Gift Card Balance. Before closing this guide, let us know how often you purchase Xbox-related items from Amazon and whether you prefer it to other purchasing methods. Also, did you have problems redeeming your Xbox codes? Comment below, and let's discuss.