We're still a long, long ways off from living out a Minority Report lifestyle, but the next time you turn on your Xbox 360 console, you'll be prompted to accept an update that adds even more razzle dazzle to your Kinect, if you have one. The update adds Kinect support for Netflix, so you no longer have to grab your controller to sort through titles and fire up movies in your queue.
"That means controller-free navigation of thousands of movies and TV shows, allowing you to use just the sound of your voice or wave of your hand to control your favorite Netflix content," Microsoft announced on its Major Nelson blog. "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."
Adding Netflix is an interesting and natural evolution of the Kinect controller, which holds plenty of potential outside of gaming. Some would argue that all the potential is with non-gaming tasks, which is why modders were so anxious to get their hands on the SDK for PC-related tasks.