Xbox Live is a multiplayer gaming platform created by Microsoft. In addition to being a multiplayer platform, Xbox Live also works as a digital media delivery service.
Xbox Live comes with two levels of membership, Free and Gold. Free membership offers the most basic features, such as the ability to download games from the online store. However, online multiplayer is limited exclusively to Xbox Live Gold members.
Additional features of Xbox Live Gold include access to various services such as Netflix, ESPN, Game DVR, Hulu Plus, Skype, Twitch, Xbox, etc. Regarding the availability, Xbox Live is currently available in 42 countries worldwide.