Oh yeah, I got that PlayStation 4 Universal Media Remote

I forgot to pass this one along when I recorded this video last week. I got the PlayStation 4 Universal Media Remote and while it is totally not universal, it’s still handy, with a few caveats. My Vizio soundbar isn’t fully supported and the Volume Punch Through feature (where the volume buttons always control a specified device) is still not working correctly. The remote also shuts itself off after 20 minutes making emergency volume control a concern. And YouTube isn’t supported.Β BUT!

Despite all those problems this remote is going to prolong the charge and life of my controller batteries and allow me to watch video without the glaring blue lightbar illuminating the coffee table and couch all night. Is that worth $30? That’s ultimately for you to decide for yourself. Me? I love these console remote controls, always have.

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