Entertainment Apps Are Free From Gold Restrictions On Xbox


Microsoft has taken yet another smart move in the opposite direction since launching their Xbox One console. This time, they’ve announced all entertainment apps are free from the Xbox Live Gold restrictions on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles.

All Silver members of Xbox Live may now make use of services such as Amazon Prime Instant Video and others. Microsoft has recently announced we’ll see a lot more entertainment apps released by the end of this year, 2014.

Russell Morris, Director of Marketing for Amazon Instant Video in the UK, said:

We’re delighted to finally offer Amazon Instant Video to all Xbox customers, now everyone with an Xbox can sign up on their device and instantly stream unlimited content to their TV.

The timing of this announcement could hardly be better with the incredible list of fantastic movies and TV shows that have been added to our service recently; Vikings season 2 is our most successful TV show ever and we are really excited about the  upcoming Halle Berry, Stephen Spielberg TV thriller,Extant, which will be available exclusively to our customers, the day after the first episode is released in the US.

Amazon is certainly celebrating the decision made by Microsoft. The company is giving away £1,000 Amazon vouchers every day between now and June 10, plus a £40 discount on the Xbox One Titanfall bundles on Saturday, June 7th. The bundle is currently priced £389, so a discount is definitely welcome.

Other apps affected by this change include Netflix and SkyGo!