For this weekend only Netflix will be available to all Xbox Live Silver members in a bunch of regions, which is both a good thing for those without gold as well as a reminder to many that you need to actually pay to access something that most Smart TVs, BluRay players, smartphones, tablets and everything else under the sun offers for free. Ouch. The offer is good for Memorial Day weekend, which if you are a Netflix subscriber and for some reason do not have access to any of those other devices to watch Netflix on, you’ll get to experience the pretty cool app for Netflix on Xbox Live (one of the best that I’ve seen, honestly).
It is no surprise that this offer comes on a holiday weekend in the United States, as well as the weekend that Netflix is releasing the much-anticipated Season Four of Arrested Development, which they produced in-house as an original series. They’ve seen surges in numbers for subscribers for their other original series this year in House of Cards and Hemlock Grove, so they really want you to watch Arrested Development.
The offer is good in North America, the UK, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Chile, Colombia and Argentina.
It’s an illusion, Michael.