05-27-2012 11:36 AM
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  1. Pronk's Avatar
    I think it's utterly outrageous that you need xbox live gold for these apps. I'm not a big online gamer so it isn't worth my paying, but Microsoft are basically stiffing me and deliberately crippling the use of my device to squeeze cash out of me for something I get free on my phone, iPad, PS3 (via browser), Wii etc.
    01-06-2012 04:48 AM
  2. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Thats the first app i know of that you don't need Gold Pronk. (BBC iPlayer)

    That was once of the BBC's stipulations that non Gold members could access BBC iPlayer for free.

    As you say, all the rest need Gold which is a bit stinky for sure.
    01-06-2012 04:58 AM
  3. Big Supes's Avatar
    I think it's utterly outrageous that you need xbox live gold for these apps. I'm not a big online gamer so it isn't worth my paying, but Microsoft are basically stiffing me and deliberately crippling the use of my device to squeeze cash out of me for something I get free on my phone, iPad, PS3 (via browser), Wii etc.
    That stinks. As someone who uses the online service a lot, I'm not really effected, but nevertheless, I feel your pain. MS need to address this issue. The 'other' 360 services should be open to silver members who do not wish to go online.
    01-06-2012 05:28 AM
  4. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I agree Big Supes, you'd think that at least the basic Catch Up TV services would be available to anyone, like the Channel 4 & 5 offerings.
    01-06-2012 05:35 AM
  5. Big Supes's Avatar
    Absolutely, Weebear. As Pronk has stated, it's free to view via a internet browser....

    Further more, the PS3 also has catch up tv 'apps' which are free.
    01-06-2012 05:45 AM
  6. Big Supes's Avatar
    In light of the last couple of posts, something that is irritating me lately is this 'advertisement' tile. Adverts are typically used to generate revenue for 'free' services. I pay 40 a year for Xbox Live Gold so I don't expect adverts. That wasted tile makes a big difference to the experience.
    01-08-2012 03:19 PM
  7. Pronk's Avatar
    The adverts are annoying me too. On TV they're fine because as Big Supes said, it subs free content. But there's NO content on my xbox that I haven't already paid for in some way. If I'm in the store section, OK - that's more acceptable. But it seems to be everywhere now.
    01-09-2012 05:37 AM
  8. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Just sharing that 'Crackle' has now appeared on the UK dashboard. :)

    It's currently having server problems though. :dry
    01-31-2012 12:16 PM
  9. Big Supes's Avatar
    BBC iPlayer is here. :)

    ........ hopefully WP will be next?
    03-22-2012 04:38 AM
  10. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Hope your'e enjoying iplayer Big Supes. It's not as good in HD as on my built in iPlayer on my TV but it's nice to have it I guess. The more the merrier.
    05-26-2012 03:11 AM
  11. Big Supes's Avatar
    Weebear!! :) Hope you're well 'ole chum. Well, being honest, I've had it on the PS3 for a while now, but it's extremely slow and clunky on there so it's a treat to have it released on the Xbox as well. Even better is that Nokia are bringing it over to WP!
    05-27-2012 05:33 AM
  12. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Hello Big Supes, hope you are well too, I'm great thanks, just trying to cope with this heat.

    Yes can't wait till it appears on WP, woo hoo!, ah say, woo hoo! :D
    05-27-2012 11:36 AM
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