Microsoft announced yesterday several changes to its Xbox Live Gold policy including the news that Apps such as Netflix will no longer reside behind the Xbox Live Gold pay-wall and thus will be available to all Live members. This is certainly a step in the right direction and more in line with what Sony are offering with its Playstation consoles. What’s more, Microsoft will be offering refunds to anyone with an Xbox Live Gold subscription who no longer requires it as a result.
According to the official faqs, once a system update is rolled out in June those gamers who paid for a Gold Subscription before then will be able to cancel and receive a refund on the remaining days or months left. Gamers will have until August 31st to make the cancellation to be able to receive the refund. It’s not clear whether the refund will be returned as credit on the payment method used or Xbox Live credits. To enquire about the refund, Microsoft suggests contacting the support teams after the June update has rolled out.