Changing region for gamertag

Hello, 

i was living in the Netherlands during 2010 and i made my WLID and Gamertag there after purchasing an European XBOX. Now since moving back to the US I want to get access to Netflix, ESPN and Hulu since I recently bought an American XBOX. However when i log into Xbox Live (while being in the US) I still only have access to the Dutch Xbox Live system, meaning I won't have access to Netflix, ESPN and Hulu..

What can I do to get access to the American Xbox Live market?

Thanks in advance!

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 1 Applies to:

Migrate your account via xbox.com account management to the US.  It is a one way transfer for one year based on current options available.

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Hello,

Could you try these steps please?

1) Go to your Xbox Dashboard

2) Scroll across until you find System Settings

3) Select Console Settings

4) Select Language and Locale

5) Change your Locale to United States.

Not 100% this works, just a suggestion.

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There is no way to migrate an account region to the US. You would have to create a new account with US as the region. The advice iRubixCube gave you will not actually change the region of the account.

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So if i make a US account, can I migrate my Gamertag to the US account while keeping my achievements / points / etc.?

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No. It would be a totally new account. Nothing can be transferred between accounts.

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@smwutches -- via a location here on xbox.com account management I can migrate my account FROM the US to a handful of countries listed.  It states this can only happen once every 12 month period.  Are you saying that if I had completed this process, waited 12 months and then revisted this site there isn't now the reverse option to migrate the account back to the US?

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@OP -- Home > My Xbox > My Account > Migrate Xbox LIVE Account.  Look there.  See if it provides a pull down that lists US.  If you haven't previously used it to transfer from one country to another country in the previous 12 months I would imagine it would have US in the list of migratable countries.

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Right. That's why there are so many warnings before doing the region migration.

The following information is from here - support.microsoft.com/.../2424862

You can currently move your account to the following countries/regions: Russia, Poland, Brazil, Hungary, Greece, Czech Republic, South Africa, Colombia, and Chile. •Account migration is not reversible. You cannot migrate an Xbox LIVE account back to the originating country. For example, you cannot migrate from the United States to the Czech Republic, and then back to the United States.

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WOW.  One way path.  Lesson learned; if you're moving temporarily to one of those countries leave it set to US... don't migrate it 'cause you won't be able to reverse it.  Why then the whole 12-month waiting period?  If it's not reversible, why limit it?  Oh, maybe you then move from Greece to South Africa...

Maybe you just play the game two years and migrate three times.  US -> Poland -> Greece -> US.

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The 12 month thing is probably in case they add more countries in the future.

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