Microsoft Drops Xbox Live Gold Requirement For Entertainment Apps Including Netflix, Hulu And Others

As reported yesterday, Microsoft today announced that all the entertainment apps will be available for free to all Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners. Previously, only Xbox Live Gold subscribers were allowed to enjoy these apps.

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.

Xbox Live Gold