Microsoft highlights the Netflix app on Xbox One, features achievements and Kinect support
Netflix is one of the many apps that will be a part of the Xbox One once the console goes on sale tomorrow. Today, Microsoft has highlighted some key features of the Netflix app, which features achievements and Kinect support.
“Given its status as one of the Xbox 360’s most beloved offerings, getting the popular streaming service on Xbox One was a no-brainer, but we wanted to make sure that we offered a Netflix app that is a perfect fit for Xbox One,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
Netflix allows you to watch a variety of TV shows and movies for $7.99 a month, for those that didn’t know. Netflix on Xbox One will support media achievements, which is one of the great features of the app, as Microsoft explains it.
“Achievements have long been a part of the Xbox universe, giving players fun reasons to try new and different things in their games. With Xbox One, we’ve extended this philosophy to our non-gaming offerings with the addition of Media Achievements. Now you can earn bragging rights for what you do while you watch Netflix by rating titles, binging on a series or watching frequently,” Microsoft explained.
With Kinect support, you can use your voice to open the Netflix app and start your media playback and even use gestures to swipe through your favorite movies. You can still use the controller to navigate, but with Kinect you will have a much more personal experience.
Netflix for Xbox One also supports the new Snap feature on the Xbox One, so you can watch a TV show while playing a game. Not sure how ideal that is, but hey, you have the option.
The Xbox One launches tomorrow, November 22nd.Further reading: Microsoft, Netflix, Xbox One