Netflix support finally arrives to Kinect

Apr 14, 2011 by


One of the primary features of the Xbox Kinect is the ability to control the console without the use of the controller. Many features of the Xbox, however, were not supported by Kinect when it was shipped… features such as Netflix, which were still controller-controlled.

Major Nelson of Microsoft, announced an update for Netflix for the Xbox, allowing for voice-and-action-based control of the application. Alongside that, it also adds a “recommendation channel” whereby Netflix is able to suggest TV shows and movies for you.

This small update is welcome by many Netflix users, and it is fair to say further support for more apps can be expected.