New York — Screen Media Ventures reported that Microsoft’s elimination of the $59 Xbox Live Gold membership fee is giving some 20 million-plus users of the gaming system direct free access to hundreds of free full-length movies via the Popcornflix and FrightPix free streaming-media apps for Xbox in the U.S. and Canada.
“We’re thrilled to see Microsoft tearing down the Xbox Live Gold paywall, giving their users unprecedented access to Popcornflix’s large library of popular films,” said David Fannon, executive VP at Popcornflix. “Even better, unlike other channels that still charge an additional monthly subscription fee, Popcornflix movies are — and always will be — free of charge to viewers on Xbox and any other streaming platform.”
Fannon added, “Consumers are coming to expect free content accessibility and they increasingly demand the ease and convenience of watching favorite movies and TV shows on their own schedule and on their preferred device. Our expansive content library makes Popcornflix uniquely positioned to deliver a great movie-viewing experience for millions of Xbox owners.”
The Popcornflix family of streaming media channels are ad-supported platforms, the company said.