As the owner of an Xbox console at home I have to admit that despite the good ergonomics achieved by Microsoft with the remote control, I find it less comfortable to move through the menus than when I use the “TV” remote in the corresponding menus. Something that will stop happening with the next Xbox update on Series X and Series X.
Microsoft is rolling out a new update that can be accessed by members of the Xbox Insider program. A news unveiled by Tom Warren and Twitter which is the previous step before reaching the general public and that in this case allows you to use the remote control of the TV to move through the menus from the Xbox.
The TV remote for almost everything
Those who are part of the Xbox Insider Program benefit from the new type of control thanks to an update that offers new HDMI-CEC functions, acronym for Consumer electronics control. Thanks to this option, the control of different devices is considerably simplified, since any device compatible with HDMI CEC They can be controlled from a single remote control thanks to the bidirectional connection it offers. It also does not matter if two devices are from different manufacturers.
Among the improvements, this update will allow Xbox Series X and Series S users to control the console with the TV remote. With a single remote control, that of the television, we can move through the different menus of the Xbox and make use of the controls in the applications that offer streaming audio or video. What you will not be able to do, for obvious reasons, is to use the TV remote to play.
In addition, this update will allow the change the input being used on the TV with just a press of the Xbox button on the remote control of the Xbox control pad.
Using the TV remote control is an alternative to Microsoft Media Remote or similar devices that we can find online and If we don’t want to play, just the TV remote will be enough to access the different functions.
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