Microsoft today announced that apps like Netflix, Sky Go, and YouTube will no longer require users to have an active Xbox Live gold subscription. This should please a lot of Xbox owners as it allows them to use their Xbox for more than just gaming.
Microsoft also finally announced games with gold for the Xbox One, which launches this June. Unlike on the Xbox 360, the program, is a subscription based offering, meaning games you buy are only yours while your a hold subscriber, much like Sony’s offerings on the PS3 and PS4. The first titles that will be available on the Xbox One in June for free are Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault. Other Xbox One titles will be included in the Deals with Gold scheme as well which including Forza Motorsport 5 and Ryse: Son of Rome.