As part of the large press release published on the Xbox Newswire
, which includes details of a new Kinect-less Xbox One SKU
, Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, revealed that the Gold "paywall" currently required to stream apps on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One is to be removed in June.
At present a Xbox LIVE Gold membership is required for most apps, even though many come with their own separate subscription, or are freely available on PC, tablets and smart phones.
Popular entertainment apps will be available for all Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners. Xbox 360 has been a leader in delivering entertainment experiences for years, with over 170 global entertainment apps and experiences available today. We’re constantly adding new partners and experiences to the growing catalog on Xbox One. Coming in June, anyone with an Xbox will be able to access popular entertainment experiences – whether or not you have an Xbox Live Gold membership.
Details of what will be available to both Gold and free accounts can be seen in the image below.
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