A number of freebies will reportedly be offered by Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) to users of the Xbox 360 who do not have Xbox Live Gold accounts. Some of the freebies that Microsoft is set to offer to non-Xbox Live Gold members include access Hulu Plus, Netflix and YouTube.
This will allow owners of Xbox 360 console who are not Xbox Live Gold members the opportunity of joining a number of activities over the weekend. The special promo, which is called “Entertainment Unlocked”, will be implemented by Microsoft from April 19 up to April 23.
This will give all owners of the Xbox to gain access to music, television shows and movies free of charge.
Owners of Xbox console who will log into the extended weekend of Microsoft will be able to access YouTube, Crackle, SyFy, Epix, and Vevo. This will also be available to those who do not have Xbox Live Gold accounts. Free thirty day trials are also being offered by Hulu Plus and Netflix. Music and movie streams will also be offered by other online providers.
Apparently Microsoft is using the special promo for the extended weekend to increase the membership to Xbox Live Gold. However the offerings for the account do not appear to be too enticing considering that some of the sites being offered to Xbox Live Gold members including YouTube can be accessed just about anywhere.
The thirty-day free trial that will be offered by Hulu Plus and Netflix are also being offered by the two websites to all new users.
It also seems that Microsoft is concentrating on entertainment as some benefits of Xbox Live Gold members are not being offered including free access to online gaming.
However Xbox owners who are not Xbox Live Gold members may use their game consoles to check on what is available over the weekend. They may want to check out some of the services being offered that cannot be accessed anywhere else.