Sources claim Netflix and Hulu to be available without Xbox Live Gold

Sources claim streaming media apps will lose the requirement of an Xbox Live Gold subscription for Xbox users while other services might move behind the pa.

Published Tue, May 13 2014 5:31 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:17 PM CST

A rumor is making the rounds that claims a couple of the most popular video streaming services will be offered to Xbox users who don't have an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Those two services are Hulu and Netflix. Some other unnamed streaming media apps will also be offered with no Xbox Live Gold subscription according to the rumor.

Sources claim Netflix and Hulu to be available without Xbox Live Gold |

One bad thing about this rumor is that the sources also claim that to make up for potential lost revenue from moving streaming media in front of the pay wall, Xbox might put some other services behind the pay wall for the first time.

It's unclear what services may now move behind that pay wall, but speculation suggests that it might be the TV series from Xbox Entertainment Studios. Details on the changes are expected to be announced at E3 in June. No official comment from Microsoft has been offered.


Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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