Netflix adds Kinect support

Making good on the promise of hands-free movie browsing, Microsoft announced today that Netflix has added Kinect support. The feature allows gesture- and voice-controls in the Netflix application on Xbox 360. You can flip through the movie listings and say "Xbox play" to start a flick. Though the Kinect teaser video (back when it was known as Natal) technically showed a couple browsing through Zune marketplace movies, Netflix support has been on wish lists since it was shown off at E3 in 2009.

"By integrating Kinect into the Netflix experience on Xbox Live, we're continuing to transform the way people enjoy their favorite entertainment in the living room," said Xbox Live general manager Pete Thompson in the announcement. "Since its launch, Netflix has always been one of the most popular services on Xbox Live, so we are excited to deliver a brand new way to control this experience in a way that can't be found anywhere else."