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Minecraft is available on most gaming devices that are out across the world, and has become popular. When you are playing online on PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch, you will be required to link your Microsoft Account to the game in order to connect to online multiplayer servers. This is because Minecraft has cross play between platforms. Thus meaning you are able to play with friends on Xbox One or Windows 10.
This article will guide you though the process of linking your Microsoft account to your Gamertag on the console.
A Microsoft Account allows you access to a whole range of Microsoft services such as OneDrive (Cloud Storage), Outlook.com (Email), Microsoft Office, and more.
For this to work, you will have to create a Microsoft Account. If you already have a Microsoft Account, please skip this step.
To sign up for a free Microsoft account, please follow this link here to create an account: https://signup.live.com/
You will need to follow the onscreen instructions to create an account. Once you have done this, please move onto the next step.
Linking your Microsoft Account to your Gamertag
Now you have created a Microsoft Account, you are going to have to link your Microsoft Account to your Gamertag. In order to do this, Microsoft provides a code that you will have to enter when you go to the page that connects your accounts together.
Note: This is not needed when you are on Minecraft on Xbox One or on Windows 10.
If you load up Minecraft on your games console, then select sign in (Or try and access multiplayer). You will be asked to link your Microsoft Account to your Gamertag. The message will look like this:
Figure 1: The sign in window that is asking you to connect your Microsoft Account to your Gamertag.
In a web browser, either on another device (Such as a phone, or PC/Tablet) go to https://account.microsoft.com and sign into your Microsoft account. Then on the same device, in the same browser, go to this web address: https://aka.ms/remoteconnect
You will be presented with a page that looks like this:
Figure 2: Microsoft remote connect page asking for the code provided on figure 1
You will need to enter the code it provides you at the bottom of the sign in page (in figure 1), into this box, then click next.
Once you click next, it will ask you if you are sure you wish to connect the accounts together. It will provide you the permissions Microsoft has when it comes to accessing personal information from your Gamertag on other services. If you are happy for this, then click yes.
You should see your screen refresh on Minecraft and will be able to access online multiplayer.