Microsoft insiders claim Xbox Live Gold will not charge for Netflix in future

By Staff Writer

May 13, 2014 10:42 AM EDT

Microsoft reportedly will consider removing the monthly paid subscription of  Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners  to access apps like Netflix and Hulu for free.

News of the claim first broke from Ars Technica with sources within Microsoft. The Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show is approaching next month where the company plans to officially make the shift in the subscription Gold service for users of the gaming system.

Xbox Live Gold is a premium paid subscription service at $10 per month to access online multiplayers, Internet Explorer, and Skype.

It is suspected that many of the owners of the gaming systems subscribed to access Netflix alone. With the change in services, the company assumes many will cancel the Gold services. As a consequence, Microsoft weighs the option of charging for other undetermined services.

Ars Technica believes that the changes in the third part video policy comes with the change in management- Phil Spencer taking over as head in the Microsoft Xbox division.

The new policy still is not set to go through impacting the Xbox Live Gold subscription. If passed; however, gamers will still have access to multiplayer, monthly games with Gold, as well as the game-play recording features on Xbox One and more.

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