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The PlayStation 4 is finally getting a proper remote

by Eric Frederiksen | July 22, 2015July 22, 2015 8:40 am PDT

The PlayStation 4 is finally getting a media remote this fall, according to listings on Amazon and GameStop.

The remote is made by gaming peripheral manufacturer PDP and is an officially licensed product for the system. The remote is set to retail for $30. The remote will control the system via Bluetooth, but can act as a universal remote as well thanks to the infrared blaster on the front. The remote can control a television, set-top box, and an audio receiver in addition to the PlayStation 4 console.

The only other alternatives right now for controlling video on the system are to use the DualShock 4 controller, a compatible Harmony hub, or a TV remote that is compatible with HDMI-CEC commands.

If you do your video streaming primarily via the PlayStation 4, this is one of the better options available, especially considering the Harmony option costs ten times as much. It’s set to ship in October.

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Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...