The original Xbox 360 launched with a media remote, so it was surprising to say the least that Microsoft decided not to release a Media remote alongside the Xbox One. I found this to be an odd decision due to the fact that Microsoft had hedged their bets on TV and multimedia at their original Xbox One reveal. 3 months down the track and Microsoft are finally releasing their own Media Remote. Sure, the Kinect 2.0 works well to pause and play your Blurays but not everyone likes yelling at their TV every time they want to make an action.
Upon receiving your Xbox One Media Remote, you’ll notice that the packaging is in-line with the branding of all other Xbox One accessories. In the box you’ll receive the remote, two AAA batteries, a booklet detailing what each button does and your standard warranty documentation.