Coming in June, popular entertainment apps including Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, YouTube, Twitch, ESPN, NFL, Xbox Music, and experiences such as Internet Explorer, Skype, OneDrive, OneGuide, and Upload Studio for Xbox One and Xbox 360 will be available to everyone with an Xbox Live account—whether or not you have an Xbox Live Gold membership. Microsoft announced this changes yesterday along with the announcement about new low powered Xbox One SKU that starts at $399 without Kinect. Because of this announcement, many non-gamers may want to cancel their Xbox Live Gold subscription. Microsoft today announced that starting in June, customers can cancel and receive a pro-rata refund of any unused remaining days between the date of cancellation and the date their paid Gold membership ends.
Will I be able to cancel my Gold membership?
Yes. Once the Xbox One and Xbox 360 system updates become available in June, Xbox Live Gold members who purchased a paid membership before that day can cancel and receive a pro-rata refund of any unused remaining days between the date of cancellation and the date their paid Gold membership ends. Cancellation and pro-rata refund requests must be made by August 31, 2014 and require six to eight weeks for processing. Free or trial Gold memberships are not eligible for a refund. To request your pro-rata refund, please click http://support.xbox.com/contact-us after the system updates become available in June.
So, What about the new Xbox Live Gold subscription? What’s included in it?
What new benefits are coming to Xbox Live Gold?
In June, we’re making Xbox Live Gold even better. Games with Gold will be coming to Xbox One, so a single Gold membership will get you free games on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Plus, we’re introducing Deals with Gold for Xbox One which gives members exclusive discounts on games in the Xbox Store. With the most advanced multiplayer, Games with Gold, and Deals with Gold, Xbox Live Gold is better than ever.*
What is included with my Xbox Live Gold membership?
With Xbox Live Gold, you get the most advanced multiplayer gaming, free games, exclusive member discounts and more. Play games like Titanfall™ and Halo with your friends on a network powered by over 300,000 servers for maximum performance. Your membership includes a growing library of free games, and discounts up to 50-75% on games in the Xbox Store. And on Xbox One, it’s even better, with smarter, faster matchmaking and online multiplayer for everyone in your home.*
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