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Xbox Live Gold requirement for Netlix, Hulu to be scrapped?

Written by James Delahunty @ 13 May 2014 9:58 User comments (3)

Xbox Live Gold requirement for Netlix, Hulu to be scrapped? According to a report, Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners may soon be able to use Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services without an Xbox Live Gold account.
Considering that Microsoft's main competitors have not put multimedia streaming apps behind a paywall, Microsoft puts itself at a slight disadvantage and should lift the restriction. According to a report from Ars, citting multiple sources within Microsoft, that's just what the company is planning to do.

The report says that the sources have been briefed on the plans ahead of this year's E3 next month. To compensate, Microsoft is expected to put other services behind the paywall, but its unclear whether this means existing services or upcoming services, such as content delivered from Xbox Entertainment Studios.

Ars does warn that it is not set in stone at this point, and that Microsoft could change its mind before its keynote on June 9, but the policy change reportedly comes from Dom Mattrick's departure from the company.

Source: Ars

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3 user comments

213.5.2014 15:35

Originally posted by Oner:
About damned time.
I was going to say the same thing!

My 360 always sat and collected dust, when it could've been used for Netflix, ESPN, etc.

313.5.2014 15:36

The biggest news of today should be noted MS will be selling the Xbox One without Kinect in the summer.

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