New Xbox One Media Remote lets you control your TV, Blu-ray playback, streaming video

Xbox One owners, meet the Xbox One Media Remote. It’s due out in March and will let you control your TV and entertainment at the touch of a button. With the remote, you can control video playback for Blu-ray movies and streaming video on Xbox One.

There are also 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,” Xbox Wire writes. “This simple, yet powerful remote is designed to help you listen, watch and switch among experiences instantly.”

The remote can also be used to control TV/receiver power and volume through Kinect. Another nice feature: If you’re in a dark room when you’re playing games or watching TV, and pick up the remote, the motion-activated backlit buttons will light up immediately.

The Xbox One Media Remote will retail for $24.99, and be available in stores worldwide.

To learn more, head over to Xbox Wire and to Major Nelson’s blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff