Functions with Xbox Music, Blu-ray movies, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and other streaming services
No Syncing required - Communicates to the Xbox One and new Xbox One S within line of sight via IR signals
Save the controller for gaming and control TV and entertainment with a user friendly media remote
Dedicated OneGuide and Back buttons put you in complete control of the Xbox One user interface
Ideal accessory for anyone looking to take advantage of the various media features the Xbox One provides
Let's face it. With the ability to watch TV directly from your cable or satellite, stream content through countless apps, watch Blu-rays, or just listen to music, the Xbox One is so much more than just another gaming console. The only problem is the Xbox One controller can be very awkward to use when you aren't using it slay zombies. Accidentally screen jumping, skipping scenes when you meant to pause, and draining your controller batteries to watch your favorite shows are now a thing in the past. Giving you complete control over the Xbox One User Interface, the HDE Xbox One Remote is a must-own accessory for all media junkies!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you've set up your Xbox One with an OTA Tuner Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One TV Tuners and Video Capture 1578, you might find that using the game controller as a TV remote is more than a little awkward. The same goes for watching streaming video apps like NetFlix and Amazon. Sure Microsoft sells a media remote, but it's exactly double the price of the HDE Xbox One Media Remote, and uses the same exact technology.
I tested this with my Xbox One and it worked perfectly from twenty feet away and it worked, line-of-sight. If you don't have a line of sight to your Xbox One (if it's in a cabinet) the Xbox One wireless game controller will work but this remote will not, as its infrared. You'd need an IR blaster or some other IR extender to be able to use this without a line of sight. Otherwise, this remote works great, is...
This is an IR remote that works perfectly with the Xbox One. You do have to be within view of the front of the XBox for this to work however.
I loved that there was no setup required for this remote, apart from adding batteries it's just point and use, no pairing like you'd have to do with a game controller.
You can use this remote to navigate the the home screen, friends list, store and apps like netflix and prime video, it really makes typing much easier than with the controller also.
The only note of annoyance with this remote is that the arrow on the back for the battery opening is (in my opinion) facing the wrong way. you want to slide the back cover in the opposite direction of the arrow (see picture) to get it off to add batteries. Other than that very minor annoyance this remote is perfect.
So are you looking to get a media remote for your Xbox One? Well this is a great cheap option. I’ve been using this remote for about a week and So far its been working great. The only thing that I dislike about this remote is that it doesn’t have the A,B,Y,X buttons on it. If it did have those buttons it would make navigating a much easier with just the remote. But that’s not that big of an issue. The build quality could be better but for the price you pay for it you should be expecting it. Overall if you use your Xbox to watch TV or you use Netflix a lot then this is a great cheap option to easily navigate your Xbox.
"I was provided with a free copy of this item for testing and my fair and honest evaluation”
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