As previously said, in order to access Xbox LIVE Gold features, you have to join and be a Xbox LIVE Gold member. You can join Gold, by going to the
Join Xbox LIVE Gold page (That link is for the UK, if you're not from the UK, simply scroll down on that page, click the little 'United Kingdom' and change it to the country of your residence!)
Also mentioned, a lot of games come with free trials of which are redeem codes. If you're wondering, "how do I redeem codes?" Here's how:
How do I redeem a code?
There are two ways to redeem a code. You can do it online by simply going to the code redemption page and entering the code.
You can also enter a code on the console by following these steps:
Navigate to the Settings Hub and select Account.
Select Redeem Code.
Enter your code and select Done (or press Start).
Yes, you get 1 month free trial that is offered to you upon creation of the account, however that is only offered once and if it is denied, in order to get that offer again you will have to create another account.
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