Xbox One Media Remote announced

Xbox One Media Remote.

Xbox One Media Remote.

Mark O'Beirne, ClickOnline.com

, Last Updated: 11:52 AM ET

Microsoft announced the Xbox One Media Remote, which will enable users to control video playback for Blu-ray movies and streaming video on their Xbox One.

The announcement doesn't come as any real surprise thanks to a leak showcasing the Media Remote in great detail last week. As the Amazon store listing showed, the Xbox One Media Remote will cost $24.99 and will be available around the world.

Like the Xbox One controller, the Media Remote features dedicated Back and OneGuide buttons. The OneGuide button provides quick access to Xbox One users' favourite TV shows and movies through the Xbox program guide. 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.


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