How to: Get a free Windows Phone for your Xbox LIVE avatar

By Tom Warren, on 9th Jun 11 3:39 pm with 13 Comments

 

Xbox LIVE

Microsoft is now offering free Windows Phone avatar props for Xbox 360 owners.

There’s a catch though, at the moment it’s U.S. only. Here’s how (via WPCentral):

  • On the Xbox 360, switch to the Inside Xbox section of the dashboard.
  • Find the tile that reads: Get a free Windows Phone for your avatar/Your avatar is the special guest onHot Apps with Laura Foy (it’s marked as an Advertisement).
  • Watch the video and then…
  • You’ll see a zoomed-in view of a Windows Phone. Navigate the cursor to the “Keep the phone!” tile. Click it and download the avatar prop.

Your avatar will now come equipped with its very own Windows Phone. We’ll let you know if this becomes available internationally.

  • someoneinwa

    Well this is nice, but what I want is to use the avatar of myself that I created in Kinect Me as my actual Xbox avatar. How hard would that be to do?

    • GP007

      I think we’ll be able to do that in time, maybe with the new dash update coming later?    Don’t count that option out yet.

    • GP007

      I think we’ll be able to do that in time, maybe with the new dash update coming later?    Don’t count that option out yet.

    • GP007

      I think we’ll be able to do that in time, maybe with the new dash update coming later?    Don’t count that option out yet.

  • someoneinwa

    Well this is nice, but what I want is to use the avatar of myself that I created in Kinect Me as my actual Xbox avatar. How hard would that be to do?

  • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

    I downloaded mine first thing this morning. With the phone in hand, my avatar eerily really looks like me now. If avatars were allowed to be fatter, it’s be perfect. :P

  • https://profiles.google.com/christopher.gull/ CG

    I wish Microsoft would stop doing fun things only in the US.. or überhaubt stop limiting a whole lot of things solely to the US! Microsoft needs a better reputation worldwide too, not just in the States.

  • http://ahylianhuman.me Rod Davis

    I don’t see this at all, and I’m in the US…

    • Pony

      the way the ads are served you have to come across it at random.

  • http://ahylianhuman.me Rod Davis

    I don’t see this at all, and I’m in the US…

  • http://ahylianhuman.me Rod Davis

    I don’t see this at all, and I’m in the US…

  • Entegy

    Hope this will come to Canada. It would be a fun little addition to my avatar.

    But then again, it would probably replace my Creature from LIMBO prop I’ve been using. You can’t have multiple props right?

  • Tegocalderone24

    I downloaded my avatar windows phone but i dont know how to equip it to my avatar help please