This IR remote is designed to work seamlessly with the Xbox One and doesn't require pairing or setup. The backlight turns on when you pick up the remote, saving energy without sacrificing convenience. Includes 2 AAA batteries.
Since this remote relies on IR, a direct line of sight is required.
Compact and straightforward, this IR remote doesn't need to pair with your Xbox. Customers love its ability to turn the console on or off and eject discs. Requires 2 AA batteries, not included.
Some customers experienced difficulties using this remote from a distance.
With more buttons and functions than most competing models, including the Microsoft model, this is a powerful little remote and is one of the cheapest available. Uses an IR signal and doesn't need to be paired with your Xbox One. Features a few standard Xbox One buttons and includes 2 AAA batteries.
The IR can be unreliable, and the rubber coating may peel off over time.
This remote may be lacking in buttons and features, but it works well out of the box and is relatively small. IR signal means no syncing is required. Unlike many remotes, this one can turn the console on or off. Takes AAA batteries.
Batteries are not included. Some customers find the range of this remote unimpressive.
A moderately-priced IR remote that works with the Xbox One in addition to a handful of other devices. Plenty of buttons and programming options, including a pre-programmed Xbox One setting. The backlight is convenient. 2 AA batteries required.
Some customers had difficulty with the IR blaster.
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The Xbox One makes a great streaming device as well as a gaming console, but it’s better with a proper remote. Some remotes are designed specifically for the Xbox One and include a few Xbox One buttons. Others are simply compatible with the Xbox One, but these may work with other devices as well, like your TV or surround sound system. Most remotes use an IR blaster, meaning there’s no need to sync the remote with your console. Batteries are sometimes included, which can save you a decent amount when shopping for the best remote.
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