Wave Hello To Netflix Control Via Xbox's Kinect

Back in November, when Microsoft released Kinect — its motion and voice sensing Xbox 360 add-on — it lacked compatibility with the Netflix streaming app. Now Microsoft has finally gotten around to (sort of) correcting that shortcoming, releasing a free downloadable update that lets Kinect owners to yell and wave at their videos to get them to pause, play and rewind.

Microsoft’s Major Nelson brings the tidings, and ducks and covers from a barrage of negative comments on his announcement post. Some players are annoyed that the Kinect-enabled Netflix screen only allows you to browse through Netflix’s suggestions of videos you might like rather than the full-featured searches allowed in the standard mode.

If you’ve tried the Netflix Kinect mode, what do you think?

Kinect support for Netflix [Major Nelson via Kotaku]