XBOX LIVE Gold Subscription – How To Turn Off Auto Renewal

We’ve spoken to a lot of 360 gamers with Xbox LIVE gold subscriptions. While they may all enjoy the gaming, movie and musical benefits it brings, they were all completely stumped on one particular thing…turning off their XBOX LIVE Gold auto renewal. If you sign-up to Xbox LIVE gold via the usual process on your 360, Internet, Xbox.com account or even via the occasional special offers that appear on your 360 dashboard (i.e 2 Months for £2) you’ll automatically have “renew” enabled on your account. This will mean that your bank account will continuously be debited at least £5.99 every month thereafter (or as soon the as such a discounted period ends). Is this bad…well not really. It is convenient if you’re OK with paying this every month and simply don’t want the hassle of signing-up or entering vouchers. BUT…if you’re only in it for the discounted periods and wish to jump back to retail redeem vouchers (which save you allot of money) then you’re going to need to know how to turn off the Xbox LIVE Gold Auto Renewal. Read on… STEP ONE – Sign-In As we said above, ANY form of XBOX LIVE Gold subscription (with the exception of retail voucher) will automatically set-up auto renewal of your XBOX LIVE Gold subscription every month. To turn this off you’ll need to head to: www.xbox.com Don’t worry, the site will auto adjust to your country. Once you’re at this page, you’ll need to sign-in with the email address and password you used when signing-up with Xbox Live. STEP 2 – The “(Change)” Link Once you’ve signed-in to your account, select “Account” from the “My Xbox” drop-down menu. You’ll then get something that looks similar to this: Once you’re logged-in, focus on the block where you can see the big red arrow that we’ve added. We’ve already turned off...