Xbox Live Gold is for all Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners. If you are looking to play some games online against your friends or with them, then you must subscribe to the Xbox Live Gold. But anyone who is not looking for online action may just use Xbox as an offline device and still enjoy the game in offline mode.
By being a member you can get huge discounts on the games every week, discounts go up to 75%, and if you are buying lots of games, then the subscribing for the Xbox Live Gold may be a good idea which will save you money over the long term.
If you decided to subscribe then you should go to Microsoft Xbox Live Gold website and follow the instructions. If for some reason you want to subscribe through Xbox or at the retail shop you can do that by buying subscription card.
Membership cost may change, but at the moment these are the plans:
First, you need to answer these two questions to make sure you don’t buy something you don’t need. If you enjoy offline games and never intend to play online then you don’t need Xbox Live Gold, you can enjoy free Xbox content. And in fact, even if you don’t subscribe to the Xbox Live Gold you can still access the internet and watch Netflix, Twitch, Crackle and other videos and media apps on your Xbox. Xbox Live Gold also offers Live TV, news and sports channels like NFL, NBA, ESPN, WWE and many others. As you see, even if you don’t have Xbox Live Gold you can get lots of fun on your Xbox, and with the Xbox Live Gold subscription, the fun just gets multiplied.
Real gamers always look for the multiplayer action either as coop or versus each other. If you love first person shooter games then without a doubt you need to have multiplayer, and you should get Xbox Live Gold, after all, it is not expensive, and in the long term, it may even save you money when buying new games.