Whether streaming from Hulu, Netflix, or Amazon – or even just playing blu-rays – you can do it all from the PlayStation 4 provided controller. But, this new cloud remote has a couple of handy features and a more recognizable and intuitive design for those not used to using game controllers.
First up, the cloud remote connects wirelessly, as the name implies, via bluetooth. The remote can also control your television’s volume and power, meaning you don’t have to have two remotes on hand for easy viewing.
Plus, the setup claims to be super simple (“hassle-free” in the Playstation blog’s words) so if you’re prone to frustration it could be the way to go. The design of the remote is simple too, in that it has “everything you need and nothing you don’t.”
The new remote, which is made in collaboration with Performance Designed Products, retails for $29.99, and is currently available for pre-order. Consumers who pre-order via GameStop or Amazon will also receive a one-month trial of PlayStation Vue’s Core Plan. This gives access to more than 65 channels including “top networks like ESPN, FX, AMC, Cartoon Network, NFL Network & MLB Network.”
The PS4 Cloud Remote is available starting Sept. 1, and you can also pre-order directly from Performance Designed Products right here.