Although the Xbox media apps are only normally available for Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers to enjoy, Microsoft are giving everybody with an Xbox and an active account, the chance to try out these services.

From Friday 20th April through to Monday 23rd April, all Xbox users in the UK will be able to enjoy various media streaming services delivered straight to their consoles. Even the Kinect can be utilised by controlling TV, movies, video and music with voice commands and gestures.

Not only that, but Netflix will be unlocking their subscription services for the same period, giving Xbox owners the opportunity to check out hundreds of movies and TV shows.

The apps that everybody will be able to access over this time are:

• 4oD
• Blink box
• Crackle
• Daily Motion
• Last.FM
• MSN Video
• Netflix
• Screenrush
• Sky
• YouTube

This is a fantastic opportunity for people without Xbox LIVE Gold to get a glimpse into the media-streaming side of the Xbox 360. It's also fantastic for everybody, Gold subscribers or not, to be able to watch movies and popular TV shows on Netflix.

Whatever you've got planned this weekend - cancel it - Netflix all the way!

PLEASE NOTE: This service was originally intended to be taking place from Thursday 19th, but was changed.