Some people have hesitations when attaching their credit card information to various websites and services.  To help possibly ease those hesitations you can now buy Microsoft Points using your PayPal account.  Though it would be cooler if you could also renew your yearly Xbox Live account, it is still a positive step in the right direction.  Time will show whether people are buying enough points on the regular to make this worthwhile merger but the inclusion of the incoming “Games On Demand” service should help tie it all together.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Sign in to
  2. Choose my account from the drop down menu to the right of your gamertag pic
  3. Choose manage payment options
  4. Add PayPal account
  5. Follow the prompts and all should be good

That should be it.  Let me know how it works or if you have anything to add.


Jeff B