0canucksgirl 9 years ago You have to purchase an Xbox Live Subscription Card to access the service... it is not free. You can buy 3 months or a year at any store that sells games. Then you need to connect your Xbox to the internet. You can do this wirelessly or with a cable (depending on your service). Then start up your Xbox and go to connect Live to provide your information and the number on your subscription card. That's pretty much all you need to do.If you need more help then that, check out the link that Burf provided, or let us know.