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Updated Netflix app is now Kinect-ready

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Apr 2011 2:34 User comments (4)

Updated Netflix app is now Kinect-ready Microsoft has said this week that the updated Netflix app on the Xbox 360 features Kinect support, meaning "controller-free movies and TV shows."
Says Pete Thompson, General Manager, Xbox LIVE:

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. 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.

The Netflix app is available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers who also have a Netflix subscription, which starts at $8 per month.

Adds Netflix:

Netflix continues to provide its more than 20 million members in the U.S. and Canada unparalleled convenience, selection and value. With thousands and thousands of titles available to watch instantly, paired with the innovation of Kinect and the power of Xbox LIVE, this is an entirely new way for Netflix members to enjoy instantly watching TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix on their TVs.

Using Kinect, you can play, pause, fast forward and rewind using voice control or a wave of your hand.

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4 user comments

116.4.2011 2:43

I wonder if there is a hand signal for needing to pay for xbox live gold to access something that you don't need PSN+ for...something tells me it would only involve on finger.

216.4.2011 3:25

No hand signal needed. Just bend over.

316.4.2011 17:39
Unverified new user

does the face recognition also tell how many people watch tv as well as play the game

416.4.2011 21:06

only certain films can be used other wise it asks you to pick up the controller.

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