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Enjoy your new game, add-on or software without the wait by using a digital download. In this guide you'll find out how to shop and redeem your new download.

How do I buy a download?

1. Choose the download you want online

Pop your choice in your basket and complete your purchase.

2. Receive your code

Get your code via email or on a card that you can either collect in store or have delivered to your home. For codes on email, you'll receive it within 2 hours of purchase on your Argos registered email ID.

3. Redeem your code

How you redeem your code will depend on the platform you've bought it for - see below for more details.

What are digital downloads?

Digital downloads allow fast access to video games, subscriptions and software on your PC or console without the need for a physical disc. You can buy them from Argos, and you'll then receive an email with a code within 2 hours of purchase. No need to pick anything up or wait for a delivery!

Just Dance 2024 Edition PS5 Game and Minecraft Xbox One and Xbox Series X Game - Digital Download.

Full games and extra content

Download great video games, from big name titles like Minecraft to smaller indie fare. Plus, get more from the games you own with add-ons and expansion packs, like extra cars in Forza Horizons and adding new features like pets to The Sims.

Microsoft Minecraft 3500 Minecoins Digital Download.

Game currency

Many games have an in-game currency or points system which you can use to unlock more content. Build your dream squad with FIFA points, arm yourself with new weapons in Apex Legends, flash your cash in Grand Theft Auto and much more.

XBOX game pass and EA Play 12 Month Xbox One subscription digital download.

Gaming subscriptions

Get instant access to the best gaming subscription services: choose from over 100 high-quality games with Xbox Game Pass, stream and download games on demand with PlayStation Now, and play online with Xbox Gold and PlayStation Plus.

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Download software subscriptions like Microsoft 365, which gives you access to premium Office apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, cloud storage to save and back up files and photos, advanced security, and more.

How do I redeem a code on a games console?

How you redeem your code for a game depends on the console you've bought it for. We've broken it down by console below:

PlayStation digital downloads

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PS5 & PS4 downloads

To redeem on a PS5:

  • On your PS5, go to Settings, then Users and Accounts.
  • Select Account, then Payment and Subscriptions, then Redeem Codes.
  • Enter your code and select Redeem.

To redeem on a PS4:

  • Go to the PlayStation Store on your console.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the sidebar to Redeem Codes.
  • Enter your code and select Redeem.
Gift card for PS Plus membership.

PS Plus Essential

Pick your PS Plus membership plan and discover exclusive discounts, games, preloads and more. Here's what PS Plus Essential membership brings you. 

  • Monthly free games for PS4 and PS5.
  • Online multiplayer access.
  • The PlayStation Plus collection for PS5 console.
  • Exclusive discounts.
  • Exclusive add-on packs.
  • Cloud storage.
  • Game help for PS5 Console.
  • Share play access.
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PS Plus Extra

Want to top your benefits with 100s of incredible games? PS Plus Extra is for you.

  • Everything in PS Plus Essential.
  • A catalogue of blockbuster games from across genres for your PS4 and PS5 console. 
PlayStation store 100 GBP gift card.

PS Plus Premium

Want to be the first to try out the latest releases. Upgrade to PS Plus Premium. Here's what's included.

  • Everything in PS Plus Essential and Extra.
  • Cloud streaming for PC and Console.
  • Free game trials for latest releases.

Xbox digital downloads

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Xbox Series & Xbox One downloads

To redeem on either console:

  • Sign in to your Xbox console with your Microsoft account.
  • Open the Store app from the Home screen.
  • Open the side menu and select Redeem.
  • Enter the 25-character code and follow the prompts.
Xbox Live Gold 6 month subscription digital download.

Xbox Live Gold

Want to maximise your gaming? Xbox Live Gold lets you do it all with multiplayer gaming, free games, and exclusive deals.

  • Most advanced multiplayer gaming.
  • Free monthly games.
  • Exclusive deals such as up to 50% off on select titles.
Xbox PC Game Pass 3 month digital download.

Xbox PC Game Pass

Let the exclusive deals follow you to your PC gaming with this Xbox PC Game Pass.

  • Unlimited access to 100+ high-quality PC games.
  • New games to explore all the time.
  • Instant access to all the new Xbox Game Studios releases.
  • Exclusive membership deals and discounts.
  • EA Play membership.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 1 month digital download.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Take your gaming experience to next level and have it all. Upgrade to Xbox  Game Pass Ultimate for unbeatable benefits.  

  • Everything in Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC Game Pass including games on Mobile devices.
  • Free add-ons such as in-game content and partner offers.
  • Cloud gaming access for your mobile and tablet devices.
  • Also includes Xbox Live Gold and EA Play membership.

Meta Quest digital downloads

Got a Meta Quest gift card? Here's how you can redeem it in the Meta Quest mobile app or on the Meta Quest store.

Meta Quest gift card.

Meta Quest mobile app

Install the Meta Quest app on your iPhone or Android phone. Sign in with your Meta account, or create one if you don't have one.

To redeem a gift card:

  • Open the Meta Quest mobile app.
  • Tap Menu, then tap Wallet.
  • Tap the plus sign to open Add to wallet.
  • Tap Gift card.
  • Enter your code under Gift card code.
  • Tap Redeem.

Your wallet now contains your gift card balance and you can use it to purchase apps and experiences at the Meta Quest store.

Meta Quest store.

Meta Quest store

Navigate to from your browser.

To redeem a gift card:

  • Sign in with your Meta account, or create one if you don't have one.
  • Under Redeem code, click Enter code to enter your gift card code.
  • Click the 'next' arrow to add the Meta Quest gift card to your account.

You can now use your gift card to purchase apps and experiences on the Meta Quest store.

How do I redeem a code on a PC?

Digital downloads for Microsoft Simulator Premium and Age Of Empires III.

PC game downloads

To redeem on your PC:

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account (you can create an account if you don't have one).
  3. Enter the 25-character code from your email and select "Next".
Product images of Microsoft 365 family and personal software.

PC software downloads

To redeem on your PC:

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account (you can create an account if you don't have one).
  3. Enter the 25-character code from your email and select "Next".

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