Three hours per month for Silver Live members (maybe)

Wednesday, 1st July 2009 08:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Live GM Christina DeRosa has told Joystiq that the service’s Silver members may be granted limited access to for free.

“Silver users will be able access what we’re considering a trial period of three hours a month, which comes with video advertising,” she said.

“Gold users will have unlimited ad-supported access, so they can use it 24 hours a day. There will also be a premium offering on a subscription basis from, that will be commercial free and will also have more sophisticated personalization features, like Loved Tracks.” launches on 360 this autumn. Thanks, Destructoid.



  1. Suikoden Fan

    or get a ps3 and use vidzone, which is free and so is the online gaming

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Suikoden Fan

    wait what? gold paying people still have ads bombarded at them?

    “Gold users will have unlimited ad-supported access”

    thats just how low ms are

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Er… that’s how low are, surely?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Suikoden Fan

    being run a 360 though, so ms could do something about that

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Armitage

    You could until recently use on the PS3 browser, though it seems to not work now. Hopefully Sony will do another browser update sometime soon. And yep, VidZone is really good. It has a great selection, good variety of music, but they’re missing a lot of stuff as well. Still, that should continue to improve, they’re adding more each week.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Microsoft give you something for free? Surely not? :-D

    Vidzone looks pretty good, actually. I’d not really paid it any attention at all before this week, but the thing sounds pretty rubbish in comparison.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Mike

    Yeah, why wasn’t VidZone mentioned along with this article! ;)

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Don’t! You’ll summon his ghost!

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Armitage

    That’s because of blatant bias, I believe. Corruption too, probably. ;)

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Suikoden Fan

    @Blerk Microsoft give you something for free? Surely not?

    you have a point there

    #10 6 years ago
  11. frostquake

    I have always been a gold member..but why are the Gold Memberships going down in price everywhere…is Microsoft going to be FREE but massive ads?? Oh wait I can’t stop laughing…but why all the Gold Memberships being sold from $27.00 to $49.00

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Well… Microsoft aren’t selling them any cheaper. If you buy them elsewhere you might get them for less.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Hakkiz

    Well, I’m not really complaining. Vidzone is not available here and even costs 3 euros per month on PC. If a Gold membership buys me “unlimited ad-supported access” to I feel like getting more bang for my buck. It’s better than nothing.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Michael O'Connor

    “or get a ps3 and use vidzone, which is free and so is the online gaming”

    Vidzone is a mess to navigate though.

    I know a better option. Just access LastFM on your PC for a 10th of the price!

    #14 6 years ago
  15. endgame

    3dollars, or euros, or pounds. u get to choose the method u pay. still, even 3 dollars for an online radio station is too much. there r so many other radio stations out there that offer good content for free. u just have to find them, that’s all.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Retroid

    “even 3 dollars for an online radio station is too much”

    Especially when you’re saving up for the rest of the keys on your keyboard.

    #16 6 years ago

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