How to buy and redeem Xbox Gift Cards and games from Amazon

Do you want to buy an Xbox Gift Card from Amazon and redeem it on your Xbox account to purchase games from Microsoft Store? Or maybe you wish to purchase digital Xbox games from Amazon and redeem them on your Xbox console? You can also give them away as a present to a friend or family member. Here is how to buy Xbox Gift Cards and games from Amazon and redeem Xbox digital codes from Amazon:

NOTE: This guide offers guidance for users of Xbox consoles, Amazon.com, and Amazon.co.uk. Things should be similar on Amazon websites for countries other than US and UK.

How to buy Xbox Gift Cards from Amazon

One way to buy Xbox games from the Microsoft Store or 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), as well as with your debit or credit card. Unfortunately, you can’t choose a personalized cash value for the Xbox Gift Card when buying it. Instead, you can buy the following predefined cash values:

This is a digital product, and you get a product key as soon as your payment is processed.

Buy an Xbox Gift Card from Amazon

PROS: The Xbox Gift Card can be used to buy ANY game from the Microsoft Store on your Xbox console. You can also buy other types of content, like movies, apps, etc. The Xbox Gift Cards work with Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

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 don’t work, and you see that 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” in their name. These games are available as digital, download-now options, and they use the Xbox Live DRM system. Amazon.com Services LLC always sells them, and you can pay for them using your Amazon Gift Card balance (if any), your debit or credit card.

For example, here’s a screenshot of Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition - Xbox One [Digital Code]. You can purchase it from Amazon and redeem it 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, you should look for other purchase options.

Buying a game available as an Xbox One Digital Code

Other Amazon websites, like Amazon.co.uk, add the text “Download Code” in the name of the Xbox games that you want to find. So, for example, on Amazon.co.uk, you have Forza Horizon 5: Standard | Xbox & Windows 10 - Download Code.

PROS: You can buy and download an Xbox game in minutes, and your only limitation is your internet connection’s speed.

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 of them can be bought digitally. Also, Digital Codes for some games are not always available. There are months when digital Xbox One games are not sold on Amazon but only on the Microsoft Store from your Xbox console.

How to redeem your Xbox digital codes from Amazon

When you buy an Xbox One game from Amazon, an Xbox Gift Card, or Xbox Live Credit (from Amazon.co.uk), you get a digital code like the one below.

The Digital Code that you get from Amazon

To find it, open your Amazon account and go to “Digital content and devices-> Digital games and software.”

Go to Digital content and devices > Digital games and software

Write down or copy the product code that you have received.

How to redeem your digital code on your Xbox console

If you prefer going to your Xbox console to redeem your Xbox Gift Card or game code, open the Store and tap on “Redeem a code.”

On your Xbox, go to Store > Redeem a code

Enter the code from Amazon and press Next to apply it to your account. Then, enjoy your new Xbox credit or your new Xbox game.

How to redeem your digital code on your Windows PC

You can redeem the code from your Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer using the Xbox app. If you’re using the same Microsoft account on your PC and Xbox console, open the Xbox app, click or tap Store, and then Redeem.

Redeem a digital code with the Xbox app for Windows 10 and Windows 11

Enter the digital code, click or tap Next, and enjoy your game or the Xbox Gift Card sent to your Xbox console automatically.

If you don’t use the Xbox app, go to this Redeem page in your web browser. Sign in with the same Microsoft account (Xbox account) you’re using on your Xbox console. Then, copy and paste the digital code received from Amazon. Press Next to apply it to your Xbox account.

Redeem an Xbox Gift Card digital code on microsoft.com

The game or the Xbox Gift Card balance should be automatically applied to your account when you open your Xbox console.

How often do you buy Xbox Gift Cards or 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 Gift Cards and Xbox digital games from Amazon. Comment below, and let’s discuss.

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