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Official PS4 Universal Media Remote now available in New Zealand
Wed, 19th Oct 2016
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PlayStation New Zealand is proud to announce today that the PS4 Universal Media Remote is now available to buy.  The PS4 Universal Media Remote is officially licensed and has been produced by PDP. You can use it to navigate your Blu-ray movies or entertainment apps. It uses Bluetooth in order to interact with your PS4 and other hardware devices.  “The Universal Media Remote is the perfect device for all the family to unlock their favourite content on PlayStation 4. Modelled on the traditional TV remote, it makes navigating your favourite entertainment apps feel familiar and easy. It's a natural addition to our product range, and a perfect stocking filler as we lead in to Christmas,” said Michael Ephraim, Managing Director, Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia and New Zealand.

It includes all of the famous buttons seen on the DUALSHOCK 4 controller plus other functions that a normal home entertainment remote has. The following apps are compatible with the remote. More apps should be functional soon.

  • Netflix
  • TVNZ OnDemand
  • Lightbox
  • QuickFlix
  • AnimeLab
  • Blu-Ray Disc player
  • YouTube

The PS4 Universal Media Remote is available at participating retail stores for $59.95 NZD.