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Xbox One Media Remote
- Compatible with Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles.
- Easy-to-use remote to control your entertainment.
- Stays on, eliminating the need to keep turning on an Xbox One controller to control your Xbox One.
- OneGuide button provides one-touch, quick access to all of your favorites in one place.
- Control video playback for Blu-ray movies and streaming video on Xbox One.
- Up to 30 foot range (straight line from console) and includes an Infrared (IR) transmitter and motion-activated backlit buttons.
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From the Manufacturer
Rule your entertainment
Your favorite entertainment is at your fingertips with the Xbox One Media Remote. You’re in control of Blu-ray movies, streaming video, apps, TV power, and volume. Featuring backlit keys that light up automatically, and direct access to the OneGuide, this simple, powerful remote is designed to help you watch and switch instantly.*
- Media Remote
- AAA batteries (2)
Easy enough for the whole family to use
Simple to set up
*In supported apps. Media content sold separately. Broadband internet (ISP fees apply), Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) and/or additional requirements apply for some Xbox Live features. See our website for further details. The remote controls TV/receiver power and volume through Kinect, or an IR extender cable (cable not included).
Top Customer Reviews
I actually haven't missed the number buttons my 360 & PS3 remotes have. I never realized how little I used them until they were gone and it didn't affect me much. They are mostly just used for chapter selection in a DVD, where I usually just use the next/previous chapter buttons for anyway. The backlit keys are a nice feature that my black 360 remote doesn't have (though my old white one does). There are times when I wish some of the old functionality was here. I also liked the A,B,X,Y buttons so I could navigate through any DVD or game menus the same way as a normal controller without needing to figure out which buttons mapped to what functions. I liked my black Xbox 360 remote's separate power buttons for both the TV and Xbox. And call me crazy, but I also liked having an eject button. I suppose that one makes more sense to remove with a slot-loading drive though.
The button style is closer to the newest black Xbox 360 remote design, where they are hard and clicky instead of the older white Xbox 360 remote design that had soft, subtle buttons. I don't really have a preference as far as hard/soft buttons go, just pointing it out.
Probably the biggest con though, is shared between this one as well as all versions of the Xbox 360 one: infrared. My PS3 controller uses Bluetooth, so it works from anywhere in my house regardless of line-of-sight with the IR receiver.Read more ›
Overall, this is a great remote and I highly recommend it.
Not 3 days after purchasing the remote, I started experiencing a problem with the Volume buttons not working properly, which apparently may be a widespread problem and not just an isolated bug. The volume button does not always register when pressed. I have to repeatedly press the power button and it may be detected maybe only every other push. Also If I just hold down the volume button, It's only adjust the volume up or down a little, then a pause, then a little more, then a pause, then a little more. Very annoying little bug if your relying on this remote for volume control. I've dropped from 5 stars to 4 stars. I still really like the remote but I do expect the volume to work normally and will have to contact microsoft about this issue. Maybe a bigger drop in stars is incoming if I don't resolve this problem.
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The remote is about half the height of the 360 media remote. Very straight forward and easy to use. Has a soft touch feel that feels really good. The downside of the soft touch material is that it is a bit of a lint magnet. Remote picked up lint just from the packaging it came in and I had to wipe it clean first thing.
I'm still quite happy with the soft touch and think it will be great in the long run. The remote also has a sensor that turns on the backlighting when you pick it up without you having to do anything. The back light then very gracefully fades after about 5-7 seconds when the remote is placed down again. Very slick and the design akin to something Apple might do. Very good on Microsoft here.
To turn on Xbox you long press the Xbox logo button on the remote.
This is so much better than using the Xbox One controller as your remote control. It's just less work.Read more ›
My main gripes are 2 fold.
1) It's an IR remote. This means you have to point it line of sight directly at the Xbox One receiver. Why, why, why the hell is it an IR remote? The Xbox One controller works on a brilliant, low latency, low power proprietary WiFi connection that makes completely negates the need for line of sight. Opening SmartGlass enables interface with the Xbox over WiFi (technically over the internet and back, but whatever). Having an IR controller makes this thing so painfully low tech. I have to keep reminding myself to point it DIRECTLY at the Xbox. It's not a powerful IR blaster like the Kinnect, so it needs, needs, needs to be pointed in the right place.
2) It's got no capacity for using the X,Y,A,B buttons. If you need to actuate them, well screw you. You need to turn on the controller.
The whole point of having the remote was to rectify the one major problem I had with controlling my media setup with a controller, which was fast, easy to manipulate volume control. I would almost have been happy with a controller that just had a dedicated volume control. Hell, I would be happy if Kinect could just accept a voice command that turned the volume down more than 2 clicks at once.
For the love of god, why didn't you just make this thing better? I would have paid another 10 or more for a decent remote that behaved like the controller itself. It's so, so annoying.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works great with my setup. The only issue I have found so far is the connection to DirecTV. Rewinding in a show is more difficult with this remote because I have to highlight the... Read morePublished 4 hours ago by Brian Carnahan
I bought this for my husband, he likes his remotes. I think it is awesome! I am not a gamer and the regular xbox one controller has way to many buttons for me and this one fits my... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jennifer R
It is great that I no longer need an actual controller just to use our stream video on Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, etc. It is well made and feels great in your hand. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Richard S.
I love that I no longer need an actual controller just to use our One to stream video on Netflix, Hulu, etc. I love how it feels/the material that the remote is made of. Read morePublished 2 days ago by VWA
So far it seems to work fine. Dealing with some health issues at the moment, so I just haven't had much time to really play with it...Published 3 days ago by Tom P.
This remote is a great addition to the Xbox One media functions. Its got good range and great battery life. Read morePublished 5 days ago by chad
Definitely worth having. Controllers turn off after a while, with this it senses when you pick it up and works. Great product great seller and fast shipping.Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer