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!
Microsoft believe locking these services behind the Gold subscription adds extra value to it.
I feel apps that require their own subscription to use should be available to Silver members but Microsoft aren't going to let go of that added 'value' easily, which is why the BBC iPlayer has been taking so long to come to the 360.