We're excited to announce that we've fully migrated the Xbox Forums to their new home, here on the Microsoft Community forums!
As of today, going to forums.xbox.com will redirect you here to the Xbox area of the Community forums. We've moved all of your existing threads over so you can continue and start conversations with the new forums experience.
We sincerely appreciate the feedback you have provided over this transition and can't wait for you to check out the new Xbox Forums!
I think it's free for Xbox GOLD members, just like Xbox Live Party Chat on 360 and certain features including multiplayer are exclusive to Gold members. 12M Gold subscriptions are worth the money and ISN'T too much money for 12M gold pay it once and don't
have to worry about renewing Gold for the next 12 months..... sweet.... if you ask me you can tie it to your profile and play on Xbox 360 and Xbox 1. When I installed Skype I think last week it mentioned there's a time limit to the number of minutes you have
in video chat or something a month. I definitely think Skype needs to be completely free for Gold members so we can use video chat when we want as long as we have Gold. When I installed it it said my Skype membership would expire something like April 2014?
I may have read incorrectly.
We need some clarification on this from Microsoft though. Will Skype including video calls remain free to use as long as we have Gold? I linked my Skype account with my Xbox account haven't really used Skype before.
Ugh everyone wants free stuff. Does no one understand that someone has to maintain the services and apps that are required to make it function? OP I am sorry you do not have gold, but I feel that everything behind the paywall is justified. If everyone could
use all of xbox's features without having to pay, then the service would be crap or wouldn't exist as all.
to those of you that are moaning about the free 100 minutes a month, that is so you can call anyone on a landline for upto 100 minutes per month, Skype to Skype and video chat is like normal and free if your a gold subscriber, when you log into Skype on
x1 for the first time you get sky premium free for 6 months which gives you 100 minutes per month free as a call plan, after the 6 months you can pay the subscription to Skype and use it as a voip phone to call landlines or you can just revert to free and
use Skype to Skype as normal