Is Xbox Live Online? Here’s How to Learn

Xbox Live, the service that powers Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox services are very important. Without it, users cannot download new games or play online games against other users on titles such as below. Call of Duty: Ghosts and more. Unfortunately, sometimes users overwhelm the service, leaving Xbox One buyers wondering if something is wrong with their console or Xbox Live in general. Here’s how to find out if Xbox Live is online.

Go to in your web browser.

Click on the menu option in the upper right corner of the website.

If there are any problems with Xbox Live, the status indicator at the top of the screen will show a yellow exclamation point and link. Click on this link to discover what issues the service is experiencing

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Scroll down to Applications until you see an exclamation point indicating what was affected by the service outage. For example, the National Geographic TV app below shows ‘limited service’.

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This much. It’s important to note that Microsoft is constantly updating this page with results for all products using Xbox Live. So, if you are having an issue with Xbox Music streaming not working on your Windows PC or Windows Phone, head here to find out the status of the service in question. This page displays information about purchasing content, Xbox Live’s social systems, and the Xbox website itself.

Finally, you can check the status of each Xbox One and Xbox 360 app by clicking the app list.

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Microsoft keeps this website updated with the latest updates. The easiest way to tell if Xbox Live is down is to turn your console off and then back on. Xbox One and Xbox 360 try to connect to Xbox Live every time the console starts up. It will automatically check to make sure your problems are not caused by a poor internet connection first. If the problem is your internet connection, both consoles will automatically guide you through the connection test process.

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