Xbox360 Netflix has been updated for Kinect Control, “Xbox Play”
If you use your Xbox360 to play Netflix, there should be an update now that enables Kinect for hand controls and voice controls. You are able to talk to you Xbox like my son loves to do while watching a movie on the Xbox because he is hungry or thirsty. You can navigate Netflix like the Zune Marketplace. Hopefully Hulu is just around the corner too.
Today we released an update to the Netflix experience on Xbox 360. The next time you start up Netflix, you’ll be prompted to accept the update which introduces Kinect support for Netflix.
That means controller-free navigation of thousands of movies and TV show, allowing you to use just the sound of your voice or wave of your hand to control your favorite Netflix content.
You’ll be able to select movies and TV shows recommended for you by Netflix, as well as play, pause, fast forward and rewind using gesture or voice. Kinect support for Netflix on Xbox LIVE will also feature an exclusive new recommendation channel that is controller-free and uses a smart engine to suggest movies or TV shows based on your viewing habits and instant queue.
Try it out and let me know what you think.