Thursday, 20 February 2014

Xbox One Media Remote arrives as a Kinect alternative in March

Xbox One Media Remote arrives as a Kinect alternative in March
Feb 20th 2014, 14:34, by Tom Warren


Microsoft is making its Xbox One Media Remote official today. After details emerged briefly on Amazon last week, today’s expected announcement confirms the Media Remote will be available in early March for Xbox One owners. The Media Remote will allow Xbox One users to navigate, launch, and control media apps, and it will also control TV or AV receiver volume by using the Kinect as an infrared blaster.
Microsoft has built motion-activated backlit buttons into the remote so they illuminate as soon as you pick it up. There’s also a dedicated OneGuide button for the built-in Xbox One TV feature, and channel up and down buttons to control content easily. While Microsoft continues to address early issues with its Kinect voice system for...
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