PlayStation 4 Official Universal Media Remote

  • Model #: 051-038-NA
  • Web Code: 10381861
  • Release Date: 10-23-2015
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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The Universal Media Remote for the PlayStation 4 gives you complete control of all PS4 media play via Bluetooth. Easily control up to 4 devices -- PS4, Set Top Box, TV, and Audio Receiver -- and enjoy direct access to PS4 home and power buttons without a controller.

More Information

  • Includes a PS button to turn the system on and off without a controller
  • Officially licensed by Sony
  • Wireless Bluetooth communication with PS4
  • IR communication with up to 3 additional devices (TV, Cable, AUX)
  • Control media playback on PlayStation 4 simply and efficiently without a controller
  • Minimum 6 month battery life under normal use (requires 2 AAA batteries -- sold separately)

What's in the Box?

  • Remote
  • User manual

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 2 Year(s)

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  • Type
    Video Game Accessories - Remote
  • Width
    27.94 cm
  • Height
    13.46 cm
  • Depth
    6.35 cm
  • Width (Inches)
    15.59 in
  • Height (Inches)
    11.00 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    5.29 in
  • Weight
    15.59 g
  • Warranty Parts
    2 Year(s)



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  • from Ottawa, ON



  • from Edson, AB

PS4 PRO Problem

Will not work with PS4 Pro.

  • from Toronto, ON


The biggest problem for me is the fact that the remote has a sleep mode which causes it to shut off after 30 min. This is very annoying when watching a movie. An hour in if I get a call and go to pause nothing happens. Instead you have to push the ps button, wait for it to wake up and connect and then press pause by which time youre caller has hung up. Yes, I know it's in the instructions that it does this but why? Why does a remote need a sleep function. I had the ps3 remote for 7 years and rarely had to change the batteries. To top it off, a month in it stopped working altogether.

  • from Calgary, AB

waste of money

Bought this thinking it would be like the PS3 remote. It is so glitchy we don't even bother pulling it out anymore. Every time you want to use it you have to reconnect it to the ps4. It is like it shuts off every couple minutes so doesn't recognize the PS4 in front of it. The controller is so much easier than this.

  • from Squamish, BC

Stick with the Controller

I've been using it on and off for 2 months, it's just too annoying. My wife won't touch it. -volume punch-through doesn't work for an Amp -it goes to sleep and is slow to wake up when you need it -battery life is short after some use, you'll find that randomly when you turn on the playstation with it, you get stuck on the screen that says press PS button. You can't get past this screen without switching to the regular controller, now you can't use the remote again until it falls asleep and you wake it up.

  • from Toronto, ON

Works well but not for all Video Apps

It was easy to pair and so far works well when using for Blu-ray controls. Unfortunately it does not control the app for Shomi. Not sure if other video applications would have similar problem. We have the remote for PS3 and use it for Netflix and Blu-ray all the time with no problem. For the convenience of watching movies on the PS4 this remote is still worthwhile.

  • from Whitby, ON

does the job

not an OEM product but packaging says it is a licenced ps4 product. paired well with the ps4 and handy to be universal and easily connected to replace my TV and cable box remote. yes buttons are kinda small for people with big hands. got it on sale so I paid a price I felt was fair for me.

  • from Saskatoon, SK

Well worth the investment!

I was skeptical that my really old Technics amp wasn't going to work, But sure enough after 3 manual code entries it took it and it works better then my satellite universal remote. My sharp TV worked in auto scan after a minute of scanning. I had to scan it twice when your device turns off they mean it when they say immediately press any key to save it. The volume and channel +/- seem a little quirky. They also could add button light illumination for at least the device it's on. overall for 29.99 it works fine.

  • from Oshawa, ON

Actually Works

I was skeptical as so many reviews state major flaws with this product. The most common complaint is the punch-through volume feature. To my surprise the punch-through feature DOES WORK. I can control the volume of my receiver just fine. I can also control pretty much all functions of my Rogers pvr including pause , play; whatever doesn't work you can teach it. The learn function for all devices is very simple. Also the bluetooth pairing with the PS4 was flawless. The only complaint I might have is the size is a little small. Anybody with big fingers will have trouble. Other than that, if the batteries do drain quickly, invest in rechargeables!

  • from Richmonhd Hill, ON

Does the job but terrible battery life!

Ok...a good remote for controlling the PS4 when you don't want to use the Dualshock. Disappointing that it did not come with the PS4 and even more disappointing how it drains batteries like crazy! This is its only major flaw and I do mean major....I've already replaced batteries twice within a 2 month period...which is ridiculous. Hopefully they will come out with something better in that respect.

  • from Cambridge, ON

PS 4 Remote

Great product. Feels good in the hand. It works well if you just want to use it for Netflix and navigating the menus . It does work! Makes blue rays much more enjoyable.

  • from Winnipeg, MB

Remote not fully functional

The volume punch through feature listed in the instructions does not work except with a TV, so if you want to use it with an amp or cable box you can't. After researching this product I found the company does have a remote where this feature works but they are still selling this one. Put in a support ticket with PDP and they wanted me to send in my remote then they would mail me out a working remote. I sent proof to them I purchased the remote and wanted them to send me out a fully working remote as advertised in the instruction manual then I would return this faulty one to them if they provided a shipping label. They would not do this. I will not buy a PDP product again. I will add the remote does function OK with the PS4 but the official Sony remote for the PS3 was way better than this one, To bad Sony didn't make there own for PS4 instead of having PDP make it.

  • from Tuktoyaktuk,NT

Great product

Great product. Glad PlayStation finally came out with a remote!

  • from Pointe Claire, QC


Great Remote works perfectly with my PS4,TV

  • from Calgary

Would rather use DS4 controller (to my surprise)

Volume Punch-through does not work as advertised. Remote goes into sleep mode after a while which I do not like. If the remote goes into sleep mode while watching a movie you have to press the ps4 button to wake it up and let the led blink a few times before it reconnects so you can pause, rewind , etc. The old PS3 remotes did not do that. Fairly disappointed and will probably return. Definitely a step down from the PS3 media remote.

  • from Calgary, AB

Great PS4 remote-terrible universal remote

This remote works great for control the multimedia functions of the PS4, however is a TERRIBLE universal remote. It doesn't control newer cable boxes or even my Sony brand audio equipment. It's also a bit flaky when trying to initially pair it with the PS4 but once that's done it's works flawlessly. I had to turn the PS4 off and on and hold the remote closer for the initial pairing but after that the range is great. I would recommend this remote as long as you don't plan to use it as a universal remote. The only other option that I'm aware of would be a the Harmony one which is very expensive.

  • from Scarborough, ON

Good Remote!

This remote has a nice button layout and feels good in the hand. It also works well with my other devices. I'm satisfied with this purchase.

  • from St. John's, NL

Step down from the PS3 remote

This remote was a huge step down from the PS3's Remote which was made by Sony. The remote feels too light and cheap. Doesn't program to all of your devices like it should. All features don't work as expected. Returned it within 24 hours.

  • from Toronto, ON

It's fine

I had the Sony made one for PS3 but then bought a PS4. This is your best bet considering what's on the market now. It works well if you just want to use it for Netflix and navigating the menus. Keep in mind although this will turn your TV on and off, it won't switch bewteen inputs on all TVs. Also, to have it turn off your PS4 and TV at the same time, you have to be on the PS4 home screen, not in game or in Netflix: otherwise it just turns off the TV and your PS4 is left to power down by itself.

  • from Ingersoll, ON

Excellent Media Remote for PS4

Works well controls all the PS4 functions nicely makes using netflix and blue rays much more enjoyable. Paired fine with my Audio reciever and tv but you lose some of the functions so if you buy it get it for your ps4 not a replacement universal remote for all your devices.

  • from Toronto


DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS REMOTE, this is a TERRIBLE universal remote which is not able to fully control all non ps4 devices.

  • from Toronto, ON

Finally a real remote could it be true?!?

Only took 2 years for something that should have been out at the time of release of the PS4, but I guess better late then never.

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