Should you turn on your Xbox 360, login to Xbox Live and start Netflix, you will be prompted whether or not you would like to install an update. Even though this update may seem minor, it is probably pretty major for those that want to get the most out of their Xbox Kinect sensor and enjoy watching their favorite TV shows or an awesome movie via the popular on-demand service.

Read on to hear more about the update.

Netflix now supports gesture and voice control

Major Nelson just wrote on his blog:

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.

Please note that this update requires you to have an Xbox Kinect sensor. Have you applied the update yet? How are you liking it?

Netflix has been on Xbox Live since November 2008, and requires an Xbox Live gold account and a Netflix unlimited subscription.