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Microsoft to launch Xbox One remote in March

The much rumoured Xbox One Media Remote is to launch this March priced at $25 (£15).  

The glow-in-the-dark remote is aimed at those Xbox One users that don’t fancy controlling the console using their voice a gamepad or SmartGlass. Details of the console were leaked by Amazon’s Canadian website a few weeks ago. 

Larry Hryb, aka Major Nelson or Microsoft’s Director of Programming for Xbox Live revealed the device on his blog. He said the remote is primarily aimed at content playback with backlit buttons that just focus on the basics. 

Microsoft to launch Xbox One remote in March
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“Releasing across Xbox One markets worldwide in early March, the Xbox One Media Remote lets you control video playback for Blu-ray movies and streaming video on Xbox One”, said Hryb. 

The device, a lot like the remote used to control the Xbox 360, can also act as an IR blaster, controlling a gamer’s TV and stereo as well. It also sports back and OneGuide buttons.

“This remote is designed to help you listen, watch and switch among experiences instantly – allowing you to rule your entertainment,” said Hyrb. 

The remote should be available worldwide in a couple of weeks. 

US price converted at xe.com and correct at time of writing. 

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