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Microsoft offering Xbox Live Gold refunds for entertainment app users

There’s some money on offer for those who subscribed to Xbox Live to use services such as Netflix. Microsoft yesterday confirmed plans to lift the Xbox Live Gold requirement for a number of streaming and entertainment apps. An update to Microsoft’s T&Cs, as spotted by Videogamer, reads: "Once the Xbox …

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Microsoft to cut Xbox Live Gold subscription requirement for media apps – report

Services such as Netflix and Hulu will soon be free to access on Xbox One and Xbox 360, a new report has claimed. Traditionally streaming video and other apps have been reserved only for those who subscribe to Xbox Live Gold, which has always placed Microsoft at a strategic disadvantage …

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Netflix ups UK subscription price to £6.99

Video streaming site Netflix has upped its UK subscription price by 1 to 6.99. However, the existing price of 5.99 for current subscribers will be frozen for two years providing their subscription remains active. It has told customers that the hike has been introduced "in order to continue adding more …

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Pokemon arriving on Netflix this weekend

Video streaming service Netflix will this weekend welcome Pokmon into its ranks. Two movies – Pokmon the Movie: Black and Pokmon the Movie: White – as well as two full series – Pokmon: Black & White and Pokmon: Indigo League – will all be available as of March 1st. The …

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PS3 is Netflix’s most popular platform

Popular streaming movie and TV service Netflix has announced that Sony’s PS3 is the most popular platform with its customers. "PS3 is our largest TV-connected platform in terms of Netflix viewing, and this year, at times, even surpassed the PC in hours of Netflix enjoyment to become our number one …

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Xbox Live apps free for four days

Microsoft is letting Xbox 360 owners access entertainment apps such as Netflix for free from April 20th until April 23rd. No Xbox Live Gold membership will be required during this time either – anyone with a 360 will be able to access all of the online service’s features. As part …

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Netflix and Lovefilm drawn into Competition Commission probe

The rise of movie streaming services Netflix and Lovefilm in the UK has forced the Competition Commission to delay its investigation into BSkyB’s subscription movie services. Last summer the Competition Commission announced plans to investigate Sky Movies’ deal with the major Hollywood studios for its pay TV offer. However, The …

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Microsoft’s Web TV plans put on hold

Microsoft’s discussions with media companies to create a new online TV and movie service have been put on the backburner. Sources close to the talks say the company withdrew its interest after deciding the licensing costs were too high for its planned business model, according to Reuters. One media executive …

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Now Netflix comes to Wii

Film rental service Netflix will arrive on Wii on January 9th. The service arrived on both PS3 and Xbox 360 earlier this week. It costs 5.99 a month and is a new rival for Lovefilm, which this week reduced the price of its subscription to 4.99. Netflix has been a …

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Lovefilm counter Netflix appearance with subs discount

Just hours after streaming film service Netflix launched on both PS3 and Xbox 360 in the UK, rival Lovefilm has reduced the price of its service to undercut it. As of today a Lovefilm account costs just 4.99 a month in the UK. Before the cut it cost 5.99 – …

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