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Report: Xbox Will Stop Charging You To Watch Netflix, Hulu

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According to "multiple sources within Microsoft", Ars Technica is reporting that Microsoft is set to ditch its long-standing strategy of making users pay for Xbox Live Gold to access services like Netflix and Hulu Plus. Services users already pay for anyway.

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The change, if true, would likely be announced at E3.

If you think that's good news, hold tight; Ars also reports that, to compensate, "Xbox Live Gold may put other services behind the paywall to make up for this shift".

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We've contacted Microsoft for comment, and will update if we hear back.

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lukeplunkett
Luke Plunkett

I'm shocked "pay extra for this thing you already pay for" was a policy that survived this long