It’s been a while, but the much controversial requirement of Xbox Live Gold in order to play apps like Hulu and Netflix is about to come to an end. Sometime in June, Microsoft has announced that the requirement will be dropped. That means over 170 apps will be playable/usable without the need for the monthly Xbox Live Gold service.
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer stated, “This includes great gaming apps like Machinima, Twitch and Upload, popular video services like Netflix, Univision Deportes, GoPro, Red Bull TV and HBO GO, sports experiences like the NFL app for Xbox One, MLB.TV, NBA Game Time, NHL Game Center and more. Microsoft experiences including Internet Explorer, Skype, OneDrive and OneGuide will also be available to all Xbox customers.”