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Post by Eorl @ 04:32pm 13/05/14 | 5 Comments
Ars Technica is reporting that "multiple sources" have revealed to the site that Microsoft are planning on making changes to the current Xbox Live Gold paywall, a change that has been wanted from customers for a long time now.

According to the sources, "Xbox 360 and Xbox One users will soon no longer need a paid subscription to Xbox Live Gold to access Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming media apps," writes Ars. Of course these rumours are just that, rumours, so take them with a grain of salt as usual.

The website is also reporting that Microsoft may place other services behind the paywall in order to make up for the change, though this was not confirmed by their sources. It is of course unclear whether this could be current services or upcoming content like Xbox's TV series.

Again, take this all with a large spoonful of salt as rumours are never entirely true, but we are sure to hear something more official during their E3 conference on June 9th.

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Posted 05:22pm 13/5/14
That would be awesome, it was a pretty ridiculous requirement.
Posted 05:32pm 13/5/14
Reporting on rumors
Posted 11:13pm 13/5/14
This should have been done at launch for the Xbox One. It's one of the major reasons I bought a ps4 instead.
Posted 01:24am 14/5/14

No need to wait until June to find out.

Popular entertainment apps will be available for all Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners. Xbox 360 has been a leader in delivering entertainment experiences for years, with over 170 global entertainment apps and experiences available today. We’re constantly adding new partners and experiences to the growing catalog on Xbox One. Coming in June, anyone with an Xbox will be able to access popular entertainment experiences – whether or not you have an Xbox Live Gold membership. This includes great gaming apps like Machinima, Twitch and Upload, popular video services like Netflix, Univision Deportes, GoPro, Red Bull TV and HBO GO, sports experiences like the NFL app for Xbox One, MLB.TV, NBA Game Time, NHL Game Center and more.*** Microsoft experiences including Internet Explorer, Skype, OneDrive and OneGuide will also be available to all Xbox customers.**** You can find a full list of apps and features that will be available below.

Posted 06:48am 14/5/14
Yea its not a rumor its official now.
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