I did not, no. I have just found that if I go to my account through the bing mobile app and chose my account info, it is showing as us though. That is despite me doing what the Microsoft help page indicates is required and selecting the alternative country at the bottom of the web page. Anyway, I have changed that to UK and am restarting Xbox now....
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:Nope that didn't work. Have added PayPal to my payment options, but it always tries to redirect me to a us Xbox payment page (which will then not process). I really don't get it.
Have you tried the phone app? I had similar issues on console and web page, but I then tried the phone app and it worked fine.
I have yes. In the end I had a text chat with a Microsoft Xbox specialist (!?). Apparently my account is US and gave me the link to migrate my account to UK. When I clicked on it I realised I had done this last night (I really have tried everything). However the tech said that it may take 24 hours so maybe it just hasn't taken effect yet and he couldn't see that on his end? Will find out tomorrow. Everything suggests I have a UK profile now, it's just still redirecting to a US page when I try and register a payment method (and ignores the UK card details I already have registered). Will update with any progress tomorrow.
Any ideas on if PayPal can be used as a US payment method for free purchases? I thought I tried it yesterday without luck, but I have tried so many things now I'm getting muddled up....
Edit - still doesn't work, added PayPal as US payment method and that was not seen as a payment method either. If I fill out the new payment method form from the resulting link it just says I have encountered a glitch. So I don't know what else I can try. Everything my side says my account is in the UK and I navigate through GB links until the buy option is clicked, where upon it swaps over to US. Very odd.
July 2019 Xbox Update Delivers New Features for Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Skill for Alexa
Summer is here which means sunshine, cookouts and of course, gaming with friends after a long day outside. Team Xbox has been busy cooking up new features for the July 2019 Xbox Update, which begins rolling out today. This update includes a new way to interact with Xbox Game Pass, additional countries for the Xbox Skill for Alexa, and new Xbox Skill for Alexa voice commands. Here’s a rundown of what’s new:
New features for Xbox Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass offers a curated library of over 100 high-quality games on PC and console, available to download and play at full fidelity for one low-monthly price. Today, we’re rolling a new way to manage your Xbox Game Pass collection.
Play later – Play later enables you to make a list of games from the Xbox Game Pass catalog for you to come back to on your time, making it even easier to find your next game. Manage your collection from your Xbox console or the Game Pass mobile app and download your games when you’re ready.
Xbox Skill for Alexa – More countries and new voice commands
Last fall, we expanded voice control support by introducing the Xbox Skill for Alexa, which enables you to navigate and interact with Xbox One using voice commands through your Alexa-enabled devices. Today we are adding more supported countries and new Alexa voice commands to see what’s happening on Xbox Game Pass and check in with your Xbox Live friends.
More countries – We heard our fans around the world loud and clear that they wanted Xbox Skill for Alexa support in their country. Today, we are excited to be adding support for customers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. Click here to learn how to set up the Xbox Skill for Alexa.
New Alexa voice commands for Xbox Game Pass and more – Have you always wanted to be able to use your voice to find out the latest games in Xbox Game Pass? Good news, so have we! The July 2019 Xbox Update introduces the ability to find out what’s new to Xbox Game Pass, what the popular games are, what’s leaving the catalog, and more; simply by asking Alexa. Try saying, “Alexa, ask Xbox what’s new on Game Pass?”Want to stay up-to-date with what your friends are doing on Xbox? You can ask Alexa who’s online, what your friends are playing, and more. Try saying, “Alexa, ask Xbox what are my friends playing?”
Finally, you are now able to start pairing your controller with your Xbox from the convenience of your couch. Just say, “Alexa, ask Xbox to pair my controller.” to put your console into pairing mode!
Microsoft has more than 80 retail stores worldwide, but none of them are quite like the company’s new London flagship store. It’s the best demonstration yet of CEO Satya Nadella’s reinvented Microsoft. Set across three floors, Microsoft has laid out everything it has to offer. That includes Surface devices on every floor, HoloLens headsets, a big Xbox gaming lounge, and even a real-life McLaren Senna sports car that’s hooked up to Forza.
During the first days after the opening the new store has a Xbox Showcase event taking place. You can play Battletoads, Forza Motorsport 7 (In a real McLaren!), Sea of Thieves Arena and Gears 5 at the new Microsoft Store. Have to book a slot.
The gaming lounge is something very special. It's an entire area of the store dedicated to gaming, featuring RGB lighting, dark colors, and gaming setups for professional and casual gamers. Microsoft hopes to host gaming tournaments here, as well as introduce gaming to new audiences through Xbox One S and casual games such as Minecraft. This is where Microsoft will be demoing xCloud on July 11 during the Xbox Showcase.