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Phil Spencer implies apps might come out from behind XBLG paywall
5 years ago

Phil Spencer implies apps might come out from behind XBLG paywall

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Microsoft’s Xbox team is aware that many gamers aren’t fans of its forcing Xbox One and 360 owners to pay $59.99 annually for Xbox Live Gold access in order to play games online and access apps like Netflix. It’s aware that rivals Sony and Nintendo don’t charge their customers an additional fee to access many of the same apps. And since many of these apps (Netflix, HBO Go, etc.) already charge users a subscription fee, that means Microsoft is the only console creator making its customers pay a second time to enjoy such apps.

That might be changing at some point. Maybe. Possibly.

Phil Spencer, who in March was promoted to lead the Xbox team, recently had an exchange with a Twitter user over the Xbox’s app paywall, reports Forbes. His words may be of interest to Xbox Live Gold’s detractors.

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Amazon Instant Video comes to Xbox 360
7 years ago

Amazon Instant Video comes to Xbox 360

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Ever look at the collection of video streaming apps available on Xbox Live and think to yourself, “You know? This could use more apps.” If so, you’re in luck – Amazon Instant Video is now available on the Xbox 360.
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Data says Xbox is go-to device for Web video

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More people watch Web video via their Xbox 360s than on any other non-PC device, according to newly released data from online video ad company Freewheel. According to the …
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Enjoy Netflix, Hulu and other media apps for free this weekend

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Don’t have Xbox Live Gold? Want to try out Netflix or HBO GO on your 360 but don’t want to pay for it? If so, you’re in luck this …
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Netflix receives Kinect support in new update
7 years ago

Netflix receives Kinect support in new update

Good news for movie fans today. The Xbox 360 Netflix App received an update, bringing with it some much needed improvements and hot new features including the long awaited …
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Netflix launched in UK and Ireland with app
7 years ago

Netflix launched in UK and Ireland with app

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Good news for movie lovers: you no longer have to live in the US to enjoy Netflix. Netflix has recently launched in the UK and Ireland, costing subscribers £5.99 …
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Netflix is down, but what’s the cause? *UPDATED*
8 years ago

Netflix is down, but what’s the cause? *UPDATED*

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Roughly an hour ago Netflix users experienced issues streaming videos. Hunting for the source on the trusty interwebs we’ve found Twitter alight with hundreds of posts regarding …
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