How long does it take for Xbox live gold to activate?

Hi there,

I got for xmas an Xbox 360 and today I bought the Xbox live gold membership for 12 months.

I'm a little bit worried because I just received an email confirming my order but not my payment, should I wait?. How long does it take for Xbox live gold to activate? 


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Last updated September 18, 2018 Views 2,901 Applies to:

If you bought the gold from Xbox it should be added to your account immediately. You may want to check to see if it shows the transaction. If it does show the transaction then you'll need to contact support, 1-800-4my-xbox if you're in the US/Canada or

If it doesn't show the transaction you would either need to try purchasing it again or contact support.

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