The voice commands in the new Netflix app for XBox 360 are awesome! Now instead of…

The voice commands in the new Netflix app for XBox 360 are awesome! Now instead of searching for the controller, waiting for it to turn on, and pressing A, I can just say "Xbox, next episode!" to watch the next episode of a show!

The menu navigation / browsing is still easier with a controller, though. When you're looking at a list, it only shows the title / description for the first item on the page, you're limited to just the the cover art for the rest of the page. Though, I guess it might be possible to use the kinect pointer to view the others, I didn't try that. Was just using the voice commands last night.

Edit: Just tried waving at the tv, and yeah you can point at the other titles on the page to see the title / description.

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