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How to use EA Play with Xbox Game Pass for PC

It is easy to get EA Play to work in conjunction with Xbox Game Pass. This is how to use it on your PC.


You have a Game Pass Ultimate subscription. Do you want to play the EA Play games included in your Game Pass Ultimate subscription? Continue reading and you are ready to play.


What is EA Play?

EA Access on Xbox was previously known as EA Access on Xbox. EA Play allows you to play the best EA titles and gets early access to EA games. EA Access also offers discounts on EA products and timed trials for new games.

EA Access offers a Pro-tier subscription that allows you to play EA titles immediately after they are released. You will have to wait for the game to be released or purchase it.

What is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?

Xbox Game Pass, similar to EA Play is a subscription that Xbox offers. You can access a wide range of games for a monthly subscription. The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate extends the basic Game Pass subscription and includes EA Play and Xbox Live Gold. You will pay a higher price of course.

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Another important aspect of Game Pass Ultimate is the fact that you can use all its features on any platform, regardless of whether you have it for Xbox or PC.

The subscriptions offer slightly different catalogs for each platform, however. The Age of Empires collection, for instance, is available on Game Pass, but it’s only for PC because the developers have not released the game for consoles.

Game Pass Ultimate includes EA Play, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass, for your Xbox and PC. For a detailed explanation of Xbox Game Pass, please visit our article.

How to use EA Play with Game Pass Ultimate

You will need the EA Play app and EA Desktop app to use EA Play on PC. A Game Pass Ultimate subscription is also required.

You may have already installed the Xbox App on your computer. You can download it from the Microsoft Store if you don’t have it installed.

  1. Open Microsoft Store
  2. Type Xbox into the search box at the top-right.
  3. Select Xbox (not Xbox Game Pass, or any other apps).
  4. Click Install. Wait for the app installation to complete.
  5. Click Launch.
  6. With your Microsoft account, log in to the Xbox app.


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You are now ready to go for the Microsoft side. You must sign in to Xbox App with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate account.

RELATED: What is EA Desktop and How Does it Compare to EA Origin?

You now need to resolve the EA end. The EA Desktop website has the EA Desktop application. After you have installed EA Desktop, it is time to link your Xbox account and EA account.

  1. Sign in to EA Desktop by opening EA Desktop
  2. Return to the Xbox app.
  3. To the top-left, click Game Pass. This will take to the Game Pass catalog.
  4. Scroll down to see the EA Play games.
  5. Click Install to select the game that you wish to download. You will be taken to the EA Desktop app. A dialog will ask you if you would like to link your EA account with your Microsoft one.
  6. Click Link Accounts in EA Desktop
  7. Click Get Started. Now you have linked both accounts.


You can now install any EA Play title you wish on your computer. These steps won’t be repeated each time you install a new game. After linking your accounts, it will take only a few clicks to install the game.

All-In-One Package

Game Pass Ultimate gives you access to the EA Play titles as well as Game Pass titles on Xbox and PC. A good comparison can help you decide if Game Pass Ultimate is right for you.


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