Xbox Kinect Netflix support now available

By Tom Warren, on 14th Apr 11 1:32 pm with 3 Comments

Netflix Kinect support

Microsoft launched its Kinect integration for Netflix on Thursday.

The software giant released a title update early on Thursday to enable Kinect support for Netflix. Microsoft had previously promised the support in “Spring” after demonstrating it at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year. Microsoft’s Netflix update also includes a new user interface for the Xbox app. Netflix is a DVD rental service that also offers on-demand video streaming and Blu-ray disc rental-by-mail in the U.S. and Canada (streaming only).

In related news, Microsoft is aiming to set a new Xbox Guinness world record. Microsoft wants the Xbox community to set a record for the “most people running a virtual 100m dash at one time.” The software giant’s Kinect accessory broke a Guinness World Record earlier this year. Guinness World Records has officially named Kinect for Xbox 360 the fastest-selling consumer electronics device, which sold an average of 133,333 units per day for a total of eight million units in its first 60 days between November 4, 2010 and January 3, 2011. Microsoft’s second world record attempt will take place during the upcoming Easter weekend.

  • Anonymous

    Yay! Been waiting for this for a while. Anyone know if they snuck in 5.1 sound as well or is the PS3 the only console still doing that?

    PS, where is Hulu? :)

  • Bburke33609

    It seems to me like this update only lets you use the 10 titles under “suggestions for you” with kinect. Maybe I am missing something but I can’t find any other kinect functionality. If this what kinect support for xbox is going to be then I am thoroughly disappointed.

    • Karl Cramer

      Say “Xbox” to bring up voice commands. There’s a lot more options there and voice makes more sense than sitting on your couch waving your hands around.