Can We Still Only Use Live Accounts For Live?

Hey there, just looking for a quick answer really...

Are we still restricted to using hotmail/live/outlook e-mail addresses for our Xbox Live accounts? I would have thought that Microsoft would realise their e-mail ship sailed a long time ago and like a fair portion of the world, Gmail is my active e-mail account. It causes me no real pain or hardship but it sure would be convenient to link up to my Gmail so can I do this yet?

Thanks in advance, Sausage.


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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 3 Applies to:

Actually, my son uses his Gmail account and it worked fine for sign-up surprisingly. I think only the Xbox 360 required it by default and that is still the only reason I have a hotmail account.

Ahh that's great to hear! Although now I can't seem to remember how to change the e-mail account.

Well I think it has to be a NEW account as the gamertag you have now is always connected to the email you registered it with or maybe you could try calling the customer service line...depending on how patient you are and if you have about 1 1/2 hours to kill trying to get past the "Did you unplug the cord yet" dialog, lol