Looking for another way to control your new Xbox One? You already have a few options out of the box. You can do things like use your voice, gestures, Xbox One controller or any SmartGlass-enabled device. It looks like Microsoft is adding a new device called the Xbox One Media remote as another input and navigation option.
The accessory was spotted on Amazon Canada, but quickly pulled. Thankfully there’s a cached page floating around the interwebs. In it we see that the Xbox One Media Remote is expected to come around March 4, 2014. The device will presumably go up for pre-order sometime between now and then. It’ll retail for CDN $24.99 (which is about $22.70 USD).
There’s no description on the page of what the Xbox One Media Remote does, but we probably don’t have to stretch our imaginations too much to figure out what this does. The Xbox 360 already has a comparable media remote that allows you to control the Xbox 360’s dashboard, DVD, CD, and media playback. It’s also useful for navigating and controlling the media functions of other apps like Netflix, HBOGO (please come to Xbox One already!), Hulu Plus, ESPN and others. We’re going to go out on a limb and say the Xbox One Media Remote will be very similar in functionality.
We’ll let you know when Microsoft does officially announce the accessory. Maybe it’ll come with the Xbox One Stereo Headset and Stereo Headset adapter?
In the meantime, let us know if you’d use a device like this or stick to using SmartGlass on your Windows Phone.