Microsoft Gold membership no longer required for streaming services

Microsoft is ending  its gold membership requirement for various popular streaming services. You won’t have to be subscribed to Xbox Live to be able to stream Netflix, Twitch, Hulu and more.

Both Nintendo and Sony’s consoles never required such additional subscriptions to be able to stream mentioned services. Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, mentioned in the announcement:

We’re bringing more value to Xbox Live Gold members and offering all Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners access to entertainment apps whether or not you have an Xbox Live Gold membership. In early June, here is what you can expect from the new generation of Xbox Live.

This is just one of the many big announcements by Microsoft today, including a new version of Xbox One without Kinect and upgrades to both the “Free games with gold” and “Deals with gold” programs

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