Microsoft confirmed over the weekend that the Xbox Live Gold Family Pack scheme is going to be scrapped and will instead be split into individual Xbox Live memberships, and this change could reportedly be taking place as soon as than the end of this month. Commencing August 27th, as previously mentioned, the activated accounts in a Gold Family Pack will be become individual memberships which will be credited with the same amount of subscription time as is remaining on the pack and an extra three months.
Should you auto-renew before the Xbox Live Family Pack is scrapped, you would get all of the new subscription time on all of the associated accounts. The auto-renew feature will remain on for the primary account only, and not for the new “child” profiles. So why is the popular Family Pack being retired? It is for the simple reason that the new Home Gold service for the Xbox One has rendered it obsolete as it provides similar benefits including access to multiplayer, apps and more for all household members.
An Xbox FAQ says that you will be sent an email to confirm activation of your new individual Xbox Live Gold membership within approximately one week of your account conversion.