So Hulu Plus has finally been released to the Xbox Kinect Hub shortly after the release of Netflix. I believe I’m correct in quoting Microsoft once again from the original Kinect commercials “YOU ARE THE CONTROLLER”. This STILL does not apply after testing it out the basis of the newly added media hubs are pretty cool but if you want to do any kind of searching or even to look up your own queue guess what you need. Yes you guessed right a CONTROLLER. And just to rehash old wounds why aren’t facebook and/or twitter being added to the Kinect Hub? So again I would say Microsoft has dropped the ball on this and so I must continue to “be the controller” by using their controller. Below is an excerpt from WIRED.com.
Wired.com has been trying out Hulu Plus on Xbox 360, and while it’s a cool feature to have, the implementation is as half-assed as the most recent Netflix update for the console. Despite Microsoft’s promises of a controller-free Kinect future, the motion controller can only be used to browse through a small selection of “popular” shows on Hulu Plus. You can’t search or even view your own queue unless you pick up your controller.