Paying for Purchases with PayPal
PayPal, a wholly owned subsidiary of eBay, is one of the most popular online payment services on the Internet. The service enables users to send and receive money from associated bank accounts or credit cards.
Although you can easily add a credit card and billing address from the Payment & Billing section of Settings right on your console (see “Breaking Down the Settings Screen” in Chapter 2, “Navigating Your Xbox One’s Dashboard and Settings”), if you want to leverage the convenience of a PayPal account, you need to do it from a web browser.
Connecting PayPal and Your Xbox One
From your computer, smartphone, tablet, or Xbox One Internet Explorer web browser, go to https://account.xbox.com/en-US/PaymentAndBilling/AddPayPal and follow these steps:
Enter your Xbox Live credentials, and then click the Sign In button.
- If you already have a PayPal account, select Pay with My PayPal Account and enter the requested information. You’re now finished. If you need to obtain a PayPal account, proceed to step 4.
- Enter the required information under Create a PayPal Account.
When finished entering the information, click on Agree and Create Account.
When you’re finished, and after logging in to your Xbox One, your PayPal account will be listed under Payment Options in the Payment & Billing section under Settings, along with any credit cards. When it comes time to pay for a digital transaction, you can then quickly use your PayPal account or any of the other associated payment options.