Staying inside and following social distancing guidelines is the safe and responsible thing to do right now, but it can get boring after a while. That’s not an excuse to break guidelines, but maybe it’s time for a new way to pass the time. Right now, a membership to Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus can be had for a great price at CD Keys.
Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass
If you already have an Xbox, chances are that you already know that Microsoft offers both Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass. Xbox Live is how you connect to the internet on your console, but Gold is what enables you to play with friends. Gold subscriptions also include access to the Games with Gold program where you can download free games twice per month.
See also: Best Xbox One accessories
The Games with Gold selection tends to be a wide mix from both Xbox One and Xbox 360, and it changes every two weeks. That’s where Xbox Game Pass comes in: It’s a Netflix-like service with a long list of titles to choose from for as long as you have the service.
Here are the best offerings for both Xbox Live Gold:
These are the best Game Pass prices:
PS Plus and PS Now
Sony offers PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now with a very similar setup. PS Plus is your best bet if you want to play with friends and enjoy two free PS4 games per month and exclusive discounts.
PlayStation Now is similar to Game Pass in that it offers hundreds of titles from the PS2, PS3, and PS3. Of course, you still only have access to the PS Now titles for the duration of your subscription.
Here are the best deals for PS Plus:
These are the best picks for PS Now:
Also, if you’re still looking to pick up your first console we have a few PlayStation deals available here. However, much like the Nintendo Switch, the PS4 has become tough to find in the current social distancing environment.