free for Xbox Live Gold members


With every passing announcement making the Xbox360 more powerful, I can’t help but be reminded that it’s also crushing the Media Center Extender platform in the process. Don’t misunderstand, I think the introduction of new features like Netflix and are wonderful–as shown by the community’s development of the apps for Media Center–I just can’t help but look at the slow dissapearing act of the MCX platform.


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