Microsoft Adds Bitcoin Payments for Xbox Games and Mobile Content
Global computing giant Microsoft has added bitcoin as a payment option for a variety of digital content across its online platforms.
According to the company’s payments information page, US-based customers can use bitcoin to add money to their accounts to buy content like apps, games and video from its Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox platforms.
The integration is only partial, however, as the company says that it is not accepting the digital currency as a direct payment method, though the post suggests a broader integration could take place in the future.
“You can only use bitcoin to add money to your Microsoft account and then purchase digital goods at select Microsoft online stores. You can’t use bitcoin to purchase Microsoft products and services directly at this time.”
The page also contains instructions for adding bitcoin to user accounts, including steps for desktop and mobile users. Microsoft outlines consumer considerations for using bitcoin as a payment method, noting the irreversibility of transactions.