The Xbox 360’s entertainment offerings just got that much more closer to perfection with today’s news that an update for the Netflix app on the Xbox 360 is being deployed as we write this with Kinect gesture support. We’ll post more as we recieve it but until then fire up that Xbox and tell us what you think in the comments!
Update We’ve got offical confirmation from MajorNelson:
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.