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Xbox Live entertainment apps unlocked this weekend
« on: April 17, 2012, 11:47:20 AM »

Xbox Live entertainment apps unlocked this weekend, but online gaming remains Gold-only
by JC Fletcher  on Apr 17th 2012 2:30PM

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Here's a clear indication of Microsoft's marketing angle for the Xbox 360 in 2012. This weekend, from April 19 to April 23, is a free preview of Xbox Live Gold, meaning even non-paying users will be able to take part in subscription-only functionality at that time.

But not all subscription-only functionality. Microsoft is touting it as a chance to "enjoy all of the customized entertainment app experiences featured on the Xbox LIVE service." It's all about the TV services, and unlike most XBL free weekends, "Multi-player gaming will not be unlocked in this promotion."

In addition to free access to apps like Crackle, Syfy, and Vudu, you can get a free trial of Hulu Plus, Netflix, or EPIX during this period (really, you can get a free trial of Hulu Plus or Netflix any time!). The full list of apps is posted on the promotion's site.



http://www.joystiq.com/2012/04/17/xbox-live-entertainment-apps-unlocked-this-weekend-but-online-g/

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/entertainment-unlocked

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