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Report: Xbox Live Gold Requirement to be Dropped for Some Apps and Services

New reports claim that Xbox Live Gold may be removed as a requirement for a number of online apps and services. According to Ars Technica, “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.”

In addition to this, the outlet also claims that other services and apps may be put behind an Xbox Live Gold paywall, to make up for the shift. Exactly what those apps would be was not stated, however. Ars Technica says that discussions on the subject are ongoing at Microsoft, as the firm builds up to its E3 2014 press conference on Monday 9th June. As such, everything is subject to change.

The possible change in policy is said to be related to Don Mattrick’s departure to Zynga last year, the suggestion being that the former Xbox boss was in favour of keeping all apps behind a paywall.


 

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