Xbox One Media Remote announced by Microsoft

By Stephany Nunneley
20 February 2014 14:13 GMT

The Xbox One Media Remote has been announced by Microsoft.

xbox one remote

Outed earlier this month on Amazon, the remote will be released across Xbox One markets worldwide in early March.

It allows the user to control video playback for Blu-ray movies and streaming video on the console, and had 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,” reads the official description. “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.

“As you pick up the remote, the motion-activated backlit buttons illuminate, allowing it to be used in the darkest of rooms while playing games, watching TV shows, movies and more.”

The Xbox One Media Remote will retail for $24.99 in the US and will be made available in stores around the world.

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