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#1 Roger H.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 19:42

Netflix Unlocked this weekend on Xbox

Access to the Netflix app is unlocked this weekend on Xbox! Watch every episode of the new Netflix original series "House of Cards" premiering Feb. 1. Xbox will unlock the Netflix app, so all LIVE users with a Netflix subscription can watch all weekend long. (All Netflix regions)


"YAY!" :s :rolleyes: - It shouldn't require a Gold Subscription in the first place! :angry:

This part however is good news (even though they still screwed up a bit :pinch: )

Let Xbox join you for The Big Game

Super Bowl XLVII is right around the corner and starting today, Xbox will be bringing you exclusive content from some of your favorite entertainment providers. For the first time ever, this weekend users will be able to access Hulu without a subscription to Hulu Plus on Xbox!


Read more: http://majornelson.c...eekend-on-xbox/


#2 shakey

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 19:46

I'm still unable to comprehend why you can't access netflix on 360 without gold membership. It seems like a bully type of tactic.

#3 Blackhearted

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 20:15

I'm still unable to comprehend why you can't access netflix on 360 without gold membership. It seems like a bully type of tactic.


They do it for the same reason they charge you to do everything including free services. Greed.

#4 compl3x

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 21:06

Somewhat OT, but is IE still locked to Gold users?

I doubt I'd ever use it, but I can't for the life of me understand why it is locked away. At least, it was when I tried to install it awhile ago.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 21:08

Somewhat OT, but is IE still locked to Gold users?

I doubt I'd ever use it, but I can't for the life of me understand why it is locked away. At least, it was when I tried to install it awhile ago.

yep, still gold only for IE

#6 threetonesun

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 21:10

So for one weekend it's as good as a PS3 or Wii. Exciting! :laugh:

#7 George P

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:57

I have to wonder though, maybe with the next Xbox we'll see a good deal of changes to live to. This Netflix and Hulu plus weekend thing could be a good test to see how it goes. If they see a large spike in users then it might change the way they do things.

#8 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 13:04

Nothing will change, they will continue to charge for something that everyone else gets for free, they have to do offers and incentives like this to make Gold sound worthwhile.

If Netflix, Hulu, Internet Explorer, etc.. were free how many people would pay Gold just to play online.

#9 George P

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 13:08

Nothing will change, they will continue to charge for something that everyone else gets for free, they have to do offers and incentives like this to make Gold sound worthwhile.

If Netflix, Hulu, Internet Explorer, etc.. were free how many people would pay Gold just to play online.


Why would it be just online play? They can do more around other things like GoD, and other offers. I also think we're going to get more of a app market for the next Xbox like on windows. If that happens then MS gets it's cut that way, less of a need to keep Netflix etc behind gold.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 13:13

I have to wonder though, maybe with the next Xbox we'll see a good deal of changes to live to. This Netflix and Hulu plus weekend thing could be a good test to see how it goes. If they see a large spike in users then it might change the way they do things.


I think the point is why lock it away in the first place? Sony and Ninty don't. What does MS think it gains by doing so? It's also stupid the way they lock-up IE on the 360. Why make that a premium benefit?


Gold is probably a cash-cow for MS. I doubt they'd ditch it.


I hope Sony expands PS+ to have a Gold type online service and completely blind-side MS in the next gen consoles. PS+ is a great service, if they could also replicate MS' Gold service, they could really lay the boot in.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 13:19

Xbox Live Gold is awesome and way better than Sony's online platform. I use my PS3 though to get streaming services without having to pay a rip-off secondary fee.

At least the BBC kicked their arse to make iPlayer free, I guess.

#12 Audioboxer

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 13:22

I'm glad I don't think I've ever seen anyone say putting Netflix behind the subscription is a good idea. Think this will go the way of the dodo next gen.

#13 OP Roger H.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 16:54

Found this image today so thought it was appropriate tot his thread. LOL I was thinking the same thing in regards to Hulu Plus being "free" also.

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#14 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 17:00


Xbox Live Gold is awesome and way better than Sony's online platform.

It really isn't.

#15 LUTZIFER

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 17:09

It really isn't.

It's a matter of opinion. And obviously people are going to like the online feature of their console of choice.
Personally... I figure if Sony didn't allow free internet access, not as many people would have chosen Playstation in the first place.
On the other hand, I'm surprised Microsoft hasn't allowed free access, but then again, it's not hurting them any, sales are and always will be high.



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