1. wpbrian's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Just bought the family an Xbox and I want to integrate Xbox live with my phone. Right now my phone shows me as something like "Player732642786" on the phone. Is this the profile name I need to use on the Xbox? Is there any way to change it? Can I use my Windows Live email address instead?

    I know I sound totally clueless, because I am, but this is a brand new experience (I haven't owed a console since the SNES).

    Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
    12-31-2011 10:50 AM
  2. Silverdogz's Avatar
    You have to use a Live address for the system to recognize your gamertag.

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    12-31-2011 10:54 AM
  3. wpbrian's Avatar
    You have to use a Live address for the system to recognize your gamertag.

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    I don't understand what that means! Is the Live address my email address? Is the gamertag that "Player56779437" that shows up on my phone under Xbox Live?

    Thanks.
    12-31-2011 11:20 AM
  4. Silverdogz's Avatar
    A live address is an e-mail address that ends with either @live.com or @hotmail.com. Or whatever address you used to set up Xbox live

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    12-31-2011 11:22 AM
  5. Duvi's Avatar
    I don't understand what that means! Is the Live address my email address? Is the gamertag that "Player56779437" that shows up on my phone under Xbox Live?

    Thanks.
    Did you even set up your xbox on xbox live yet?
    12-31-2011 11:39 AM
  6. kinslayer's Avatar
    here's what you need to do.

    Create a profile on the Xbox right now. You probably were made to create one anyway. When that's done, you want to pick the option that says "Join Xbox Live". That will ask you for you Live ID/password. Use the same one you used on your phone. It will attempt to use the GamerTag you set on the profile you have now on the Xbox. If that one is taken, it will make you pick a new one. The new one will be the one that your phone and Xbox will use. You shouldn't need to do anything on the phone, it should auto-detect the change and use your new gamertag.

    More info here: New Xbox 360 Console | Xbox Console Setup | Join Xbox LIVE - Xbox.com

    p.s. You don't have to make the Xbox Live profile be a Gold one (which requires a yearly subscription). A silver one works fine.
    12-31-2011 11:47 AM
  7. wpbrian's Avatar
    Thanks! I used to be a techno wiz, but I now realize I'm slowly turning into my father!
    12-31-2011 11:54 AM
  8. jfa1's Avatar
    LOL and ROFL and serious stomach exercise from laughing so hard! You also can use an msn.com address as well!
    12-31-2011 05:49 PM
  9. klocker2's Avatar
    also if you have that player4747447 account and you come form phone to xbox account, you get one FREE Gamer tag change (afterwards $10) which you can do on your Xbox
    01-01-2012 12:32 AM
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