Microsoft announces Xbox One Media Remote

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One video game console will be getting a media remote called the Xbox One Media Remote. The Xbox One Media Remote is going to be released in March for a price of $25.

“Releasing across Xbox One markets worldwide in early March, the Xbox One Media Remote lets you control video playback for Blu-ray movies and streaming video on Xbox One. Additionally, there are dedicated Back and OneGuide buttons. The OneGuide button provides one-touch, quick access to your favorite TV shows and movies through the Xbox program guide. This remote is designed to help you listen, watch and switch among experiences instantly ? allowing you to rule your entertainment. The Media Remote can also control TV/Receiver power and volume through Kinect, which uses IR blasting to send signals to your TV and/or receiver,” said Microsoft in a description about the remote.

This remote is $5 more than the Xbox 360 media remote. The Xbox 360 media does not work with the new console.