Sources: Xbox Live to remove Gold requirement for Netflix, Hulu

Wecan report that multiple sources within Microsoft have been briefed on plans to make a long-awaited change to the Xbox Live Gold paywall for streaming media services.According to our sources, Xbox 360 and Xbox One users will soon no longer needa paid subscription to Xbox Live Gold to access Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming media apps.

Additionally, we’ve been told that Xbox Live Gold may put other services behind the paywall to make up for this shift, though those sources could not confirm whether that includes existing services orif that only includes upcoming content likeTV series from Xbox Entertainment Studios.

The information has come to light thanks to ongoing discussions about the company’s announcements at June’s E3 games expo. At this point, it’s important to note nothing is official, and Microsoft may change its mind before thecompany’s June 9 keynote.

arstechnica.com

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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