Free Xbox Live Gold trial for one weekend
This weekend from Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3 those who want to experience what Xbox Live Gold subscribers get will have the opportunity to see what they are missing out on with a free Xbox Live Gold trial. This offer is available to internet-connected Xbox owners and we are intrigued to see if this will entice users to sign up.
The temporary offer from Microsoft will grant gamers Gold-level access and with this Amazon Instant Video, IGN, Manga and MUZU.TV apps will also be available. Reporting this news, Joystiq mention that an Amazon Prime subscription will be required to exploit its “free” streaming catalogue, and users will still be able to use it to buy or rent movies for Xbox-enabled viewing over the weekend.
To highlight what is accessible Major Nelson also document newly launched, customized entertainment apps obtainable through the Xbox LIVE service. With the Amazon Instant Video app (U.S.), Xbox 360 users can get any movie or TV episode you have previously rented or bought from Amazon Instant Video, with over 120,000 titles to choose from including new release movies and next-day TV shows and Amazon Prime members can watch thousands of videos at no added cost.
The Antena 3 app (Spain) will allow you to see programs and TV Shows whenever, MLB.TV with its recent MLB.TV2 expansion gives 26 countries from around the world the chance to designate their favorite teams to ensure the live games, recaps and highlights they care about most are at the forefront each time they turn on their Xbox. International audiences are able to watch every regular season Major League Baseball game without blackout restrictions live in HD with MLB.TV and with Kinect, you get access to play, pause, and rewind the game with your voice or a wave of your hand.
MUZU.TV. (Australia, New Zealand) has over 40,000 music videos at your disposal and this can also be initiated using the Kinect, hosting an array of music related features including brand new releases music videos from every decade, and the latest music news and interviews. The news on free weekend of Xbox LIVE Gold subscription service mentions that through this promotion, anyone In the U.S., Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Chile with an Xbox will be able to enjoy multi-player gaming experiences featured on the Xbox LIVE service.
In the U.S. only, the customized entertainment apps that will be unlocked are Amazon Instant Video, IGN, Manga Entertainment, and MUZU.TV. Will you be trying out the free Xbox Live Gold trial this weekend?