You can now use Bitcoin to add money to your Microsoft account. Once you've added money to your Microsoft account, you can use it as a payment option to buy apps, games and other digital content from Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music or Xbox Video stores.

Adding money to your Microsoft account with Bitcoin:


  1. Sign in to Microsoft account - Billing with your Microsoft account
  2. Select Payment options>Microsoft account>redeem bitcoin
  3. Select the amount you want to add, then click Next
  4. Review the amount of Bitcoin needed and use your digital wallet to complete the transaction within 15 minutes:

    • On your computer – select Pay with Bitcoin and then pay from your Bitcoin wallet on the same device.
    • On your smartphone – scan the QR code displayed on the page to pay from your mobile wallet app.
    • If your wallet is on another device, you can copy the receiving address and BTC amount to the wallet on your device or the web and then make your purchase.

Some things to keep in mind:


  • You cannot buy gift cards or add funds to other accounts with Bitcoin.
  • Most Bitcoin transactions should process immediately. If it doesn't, please wait up to two hours for the transaction to complete before contacting support.
  • Money added to your Microsoft account using Bitcoin cannot be refunded, so make sure you review your transaction before paying with your digital wallet.
  • You can only use Bitcoin to add money to your Microsoft account and then purchase digital goods at selected Microsoft online stores. You can't use Bitcoin to purchase Microsoft products and services directly at this time.
  • Support for adding money to a Microsoft account with Bitcoin is not available in all countries and regions.
  • If you believe that there was an error with your Bitcoin transaction, please Contact Support*.

Note: *Please have the following information ready before contacting support:


  • Your refund receiving Bitcoin address
  • Blockchain transaction ID/URL
  • Transaction details including amount, date, sending address and receiving address

Please refer to your Bitcoin wallet help for any questions about getting the info listed above.