- Preliminary information
- How to access Xbox Live on Minecraft mobile
- Download Minecraft mobile
- Sign in to Xbox Live in Minecraft
- Play online Minecraft mobile servers
- Alternative ways to play Minecraft for free on mobile
Before explaining to you how to access xbox live on minecraft PE, I have to explain well what we are talking about, because "Minecraft PE" is not what you need.
Minecraft PE (short for "Minecraft Pocket Edition") was in fact the old version for smartphones and tablets of what is now simply called Minecraft. It offered a clearly different (and incomplete) gaming experience compared to the Minecraft downloadable today from the Play Store and App Store and, as easily understood, it did not even offer support for Xbox Live.
If, therefore, your intent is to play the mobile version of Minecraft by connecting it to your Xbox Live account, you have to look for an app called simply Minecraft and not Minecraft PE, which by the way is now only available via apk package on Android and, therefore, is also unnecessarily risky to install.
How to access Xbox Live on Minecraft mobile
Now that you have a clearer idea, you may be wondering how to download the mobile version of Minecraft with Xbox Live support. No problem: just keep reading and you will have all the answers on downloading the game and using its multiplayer mode.
Download Minecraft on mobile
If you want to play Minecraft on mobile devices, the first thing you need to do is purchase and download the safest and most up-to-date version of the game, the one created and officially by Mojang, which is available for both Android and iOS.
The game, at the time of writing, costs money 6,99 € your android e 7,99 € on iOS and has the following software requirements: Android 4.2 or later on Android devices and iOS 8.0 or later on iPhone and iPad.
That said, to start the purchase procedure of the title on a device Android, apri l'app Play Store pressing on its icon (the triangle with the Google colors). Once the store is open, use the Search Engine which is located at the top to write Minecraft and first first result shown by the research. Alternatively, visit the link I previously provided directly from your Android device, in order to immediately open the Minecraft card.
Now, press on the green button that says the price of the game and tap on Continue. Now all that remains is to choose the payment method you prefer among Add a credit or debit card, Add PayPal o Use gift card (if you have a Google Play prepaid). If your carrier allows purchases from the store, you will also find the voice Use billing, followed by the name of your provider.
After choosing your payment method, follow the on-screen instructions to enter your personal billing information. Once the payment is complete, the download will start automatically. If this does not happen, press the green button Install and then on Accept, to start it manually.
If, on the other hand, you have a terminal iOS, you can buy Minecraft by opening theApp Store (the icon of the stylized "A" on a blue background on the home screen), by tapping on the magnifying glass present in the menu bar at the bottom, by writing Minecraft in the text field and pressing on first search result. Alternatively, you can visit the link I previously provided directly from your iPhone / iPad and immediately open the Minecraft tab.
At this point, press the blue button with the written on price of the game and final purchase, confirming your identity via Face ID, Touch ID or entering your iCloud account password. Payment can be done with credit or debit card, telephone charge (depending on the operator), with PayPal or with one wrapping paper. In case you encounter problems with the payment, I invite you to consult my detailed guide on how to make purchases on the App Store.
When the purchase is completed, Minecraft will be downloaded and installed automatically on your device and you can launch it by pressing the button apri, or by tapping on the game icon just added to the home screen.
Sign in to Xbox Live on Minecraft mobile
If you've gotten to this point in the guide, it means you've installed Minecraft and are ready to find out how to get online on Xbox Live, maybe to be able to play together with your friends who have the Xbox One, PC or Switch version of the game, right?
No problem: it is nothing difficult, as long as you follow carefully what I am about to tell you. First, start Minecraft by tapping the game icon in the app menu of your smartphone / tablet.
Once uploaded, you will be greeted by a welcome message from Microsoft. Now, tap on Log in for free and wait a few seconds to view the login page a Xbox Live.
How do you say? Don't see the welcome message in the game? There is no reason to be alarmed: if you don't see it, you can press on the item Log in located in the lower left corner of the Minecraft start menu and open the screen to access Xbox Live.
At this point, you can use any Microsoft account to enter. You can find help on how to create a new one or on how to access an existing one in this guide of mine.
Now that you have completed access to Xbox Live directly from Minecraft, you can proceed to customize your character by pressing the button in the shape of a hanger which is located just below the 3D model of your avatar.
Please don't let other online players catch you unprepared! Find out, or review (in case you are already an expert), how to play Minecraft by following my tips. If, on the other hand, you are wondering how they work and how to access online game servers, I will provide you with some important explanations on this later.
Play online Minecraft servers on mobile
You have downloaded and installed Minecraft on your device, you are logged in to Xbox Live but you don't know yet how to access game servers to play in the company of other people? Don't worry, if you have made it this far you have very little to fear. It will only take you a few steps to reach your goal.
When you are in the game start menu, press on the first item Play, in order to open the tabs Worlds, Friends e Server & Hosting. Then tap on Server & Hosting and you will immediately see the list of available servers displayed. From this screen you can also press the button Add server and manually enter the coordinates of a server (perhaps one created by you).
The data to be entered are: Server name, Server address e Port. So, if you already have this information, you can enter it and press the button Play, not to wait any longer and get to the heart of the game, or on the button Save, to memorize everything and play a game on other occasions.
Alternative ways to play Minecraft for free on mobile
If you are at this point in my tutorial, you are probably looking for an alternative solution to play Minecraft for free on smartphones and tablets, right? Well, if that's your intent, I have multiple solutions that might be right for you.
One of them could be to download the demo version of the old one Minecraft PE, which, however, as already mentioned, is only available as an apk package and is unnecessarily risky to install. Anyway, if you really want to, I've written a tutorial on how to get it.
Alternatively, you can open the store of your device, search Minecraft and you will surely find many alternative Minecraft-like titles to play at no cost, such as Twink per Android, Kiloblocks Lite for Android and iOS or Block Craft 3D for Android and iOS, which I told you about in more detail in my tutorial on how to download Minecraft PE for free.How to access Xbox Live on Minecraft PE