Microsoft to Offer Media Remote for Xbox One

Posted on February 22, 2014

Xbox One Media Remote

Microsoft will start selling a special remote control, Media Remote, for the Xbox One starting in March. The remote will cost $25. The new remote will make it easy for users to play Blu-rays and streaming video. The remote has motion-activated backlit buttons so you can use it in the dark. The need for the remote indicates a lot of people are using the Xbox One for watching movies and TV in addition to playing games.

CNET reports that Amazon revealed the upcoming remote when it posted a pre-order page that was later removed. Microsoft has since announced the device on

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