Hopefully this does not come across as a rant, as I wanted to just post about my first experience using the service for anyone else who is thinking about trying it, perhaps find solutions for my and other users' issues, and generate discussion about it.routerlogin
I got a free code for a month of Xbox game pass, and said sure let's try it, I'd love to play Gears 5. To actually redeem the code, I had to navigate to the Microsoft store and download the Xbox beta app. First off, when you search "xbox" on the store, the drop down menu gives a plethora of different related apps, of which the one I actually needed was at the bottom of this list. Why there are so many different xbox apps tied to the same service, I'm not sure! whatsapp web192.168.0.1
I install the app and run it, and I realize the Microsoft account I have linked to my Windows license is linked to a burner Xbox live account that I had created roughly a decade ago as a teenager, most likely so I could smurf in Halo 3. Pretty crazy that it's still functional, but I decided I'd rather start with a fresh account, so I sign up for a new one under my new email. I keep getting a prompt that my Xbox account is different from my store account and I have the option to select my new account as the store account. No matter how many times I choose this option, the prompt continues to come up. Whatever, it's in Beta, it doesn't seem to be causing any issues yet.