Microsoft has just announced the Xbox One Media Remote. The remote will be released across Xbox One markets throughout the world sometime in early March.
The remote will allow the user to control control video playback for Blu-ray movies and streaming video on the console, and it has 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,” says 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 the remote is picked up, it has motion-activated backlit buttons that will illuminate, allowing the remote to be used in a dark room while playing games, watching TV shows and movies.
The Xbox One Media Remote will have a retail price of $24.99 in the US and will be available in other stores around the world.
This seems like a good peripheral for people to have that want to use their Xbox One for more than just playing games and the fact that it illuminates is a nice feature to have.
You can sound off in the comments section below on your thoughts about the remote and if you plan to get one upon release.