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Sony will launch a $30 PS4 remote for Netflix and Blu-ray later this month

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Sony has announced that it will launch a Universal Media Remote for PlayStation 4 later this October that allows users to turn on the console, navigate the interface and apps, play Blu-ray discs and DVDs.

The $30 Bluetooth-enabled remote can also control up to three additional devices, such as a TV, set-top box and audio receiver.

PS4 remote horizontal

The company says that it will support a range of apps at launch, and more will be added later. Initially, it will work with Blu-ray Disc Player, Crunchyroll, FUNimation, HBO GO, Media Player, NBA GAME TIME, Netflix, NFL Sunday Ticket, PlayStation Video, PlayStation Vue, Twitch and YouTube.

The remote will first become available in the US, Canada and Mexico. You can pre-order it now from Amazon, Best Buy, Gamestop and Toys R Us.

Universal Media Remote for PS4 Releases Late October [PlayStation Blog]

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Published October 9, 2015 — 05:37 UTC