Microsoft adds free month of Disney+ to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Microsoft adds free month of Disney+ to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Software and games giant Microsoft is giving subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one free month of the Disney+ subscription service.

In a blog post on Xbox Wire, the Big M said that those signed up to its service will be able to benefit from a free trial of Disney+ so long as they sign up before January 31st. Microsoft also boasted that Xbox Game Pass now has members in 41 countries around the world.

"There are now millions of Xbox Game Pass members in 41 countries around the world, and we want to thank you for your continued feedback as we find new ways to add value to the service," the Big M wrote.

"From expanding the Xbox Game Pass experience to new platforms like Android mobile devices, to teaming up with Electronic Arts to bring EA Play to our Ultimate and PC members this holiday, to the ongoing work done to ensure our library is full of more than 100 great games to discover – all at no additional cost – we’re using your feedback to continue evolving Xbox Game Pass."

Xbox Game Pass was released in 2017 for console before coming to PC in August 2019. The firm also revealed a new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate tier last year, which comes with additional benefits. At the time, this gave access to Microsoft's subscription service on both console and PC, as well as Xbox Live Gold. As of September, it now includes the company's xCloud streaming service and in December it will include Electronic Arts' EA Play offering.

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