Microsoft continues to expand the ways users can use the Kinect, its motion controller for the XBox 360.
It’s a little update, but starting today, you can control your XBox 360 Netflix account with movements and voice, thanks to a Microsoft update that dropped today.
A blog post from Microsoft Director of Programming Lawrence Hryb said that XBox 360 users with Netflix accounts can play, pause and stop a movie with gestures or voice. You can also select movies and TV shows recommended for you by Netflix and the service will have a controller-free recommendation channel based on your viewing habits and instant queue.
The company announced that it will release a software developers kit for the gaming peripheral — much-loved by hackers and homebrewers — at its MIX11 conference yesterday. So we’re sure to see plenty more cool new features for the Kinect once developers get their hands on it later this spring.