But manufacturer may impose Gold requirement for other apps to compensate
Microsoft is thinking about doing away with Xbox Gold subscription requirements for Netflix, Hulu and other streaming media apps, according to insiders close to Ars Technica. The manufacturer may, however, introduce Gold charges for other apps to make up for the lost revenue.
The information has apparently come to light thanks to "ongoing discussions about the company's announcements" at E3 in June, and is said to be linked to the departure of former interactive entertainment business president Don Mattrick last year. Nothing has been finalised for the moment, and Microsoft has yet to comment on the report.t's not clear whether the apps that might become Gold-exclusive are new, unreleased apps or existing ones. Any thoughts on what you might be prepared to pay for, in return for free Netflix?
I'll fire off a request for comment. Incidentally, if you're having trouble getting your videos to play our Netflix bug fixing guide may be worth a read.