Following the recent announcement of a new Xbox 360 Media Remote, Microsoft has confirmed its release throughout Europe. Xbox 360 owners will be able to control their Xbox 360 Dashboard, DVD and CD playback, and media playback through Xbox LIVE with one, easy-to-use device. The Xbox 360 Media Remote also controls volume and power on many popular brands of TVs.
Media playback controls include play/pause, skip forward, fast forward, skip back, fast back, and display to control DVD, CD, or streamed media. The TV controls include power on/off, volume up/down, mute and TV input. The Xbox 360 Media Remote’s menu navigation controls include A, B, X, Y buttons, D-pad navigation, back and select. Live TV from Sky, can also be controlled with the Xbox 360 Media Remote though Xbox LIVE Gold membership and/or other subscriptions may be required.
The Xbox 360 Media Remote features a high-polish top case and rubberised keys with solid, key-press feedback and includes 2 AAA batteries. The remote will be available for £14.99 (ERP) and will be in stores in early November 2011. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest news from Microsoft.