Xbox Live Gold is a social community platform dedicated to the Microsoft consoles – Xbox One and 360. Gold Members of the Xbox Live service will have access to many features available on it. These features include multiplayer gaming, which allows playing with friends or strangers who are also members of the service.
Gold membership in the Xbox Live service comes with significant discounts on select games and add-ons ranging from 50% to 75%. It also gives members access to free games twice a month. Said games are selected from the catalogue of big hits, games loved by fans as well as brand new and often innovative IPs. Players also have access to demos and betas of to-be-released games, allowing them to experience the gameplay before deciding to purchase.
Another excellent feature of Gold membership is access to multiple apps. The apps range from sports ones (available live and on-demand) such as MLB, NFL, NBA, WWE, ESPN, to entertainment, including fan favorites such as Netflix and Twitch (some of them require separate subscription!). Members of the service with XOne have also access to Skype app, taking chatting with friends into HD.
Last but not least there is a party and party chat feature, which ties to the social aspect of the service. Members of Xbox Live Gold can form group chats with their friends and communicate while playing games, and even if they decide to switch to another game it remains active.