Xbox live not updating to gold
In at least one reported case, a console refusing to download the update spontaneously begin work, sometimes after hours of waiting.
The change is being linked directly to the departure of former Xbox chief Don Mattrick, who left Microsoft last year after a confusing Xbox One launch following controversy over initial plans to make the new console require an internet connection.
This issue is likely due to a high increase in update traffic on the Microsoft server due to the Xbox One console launch, similair to the launch of the PS4.
A possible work-around would be to attempt to update your console at a more optimal performance time, such as early in the morning (2AM - 10AM), as you are more likely to encounter a receptive updating time with people at school or work.
Microsoft recently made Skype group video calling free, unbundling it from an .99 monthly subscription charge.
Update May 13th, AM: On May 13th, Microsoft confirmed that users would be able to stream entertainment apps without paying for apps starting in June.But it should be easier, so you could just press claim on a Games with Gold game.