Our Cloud Remote for PS4 is here! In fact, you can order it right now. On the official release date, we wanted to make sure you knew everything about it.
You might be asking yourself, what’s the need for a smaller, more compact PS4 remote? The Cloud Remote easily controls your TV (power toggle, volume and input toggle) and your PS4. This remote has everything you need and is super simple for everyone in the whole family to use!
We wanted to make programming your remote was easy as well. All you have to do is download and run the FREE PDP Cloud Remote App from the PlayStation™ Store (internet connection required). It only takes a few seconds to complete the entire process. No more searching for codes.
Interested in how it works? It’s called the Cloud Remote because it uses advanced Cloud technology to auto-detect TVs connected to the PS4 for hassle-free programming. We’ve made it super easy!
For people with more advanced set-ups, our Cloud Remote will work with a soundbar or AVR if your TV and Soundbar or AVR support HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel).
An Insider’s Look
Since we have many passionate people working at PDP and a great on-going partnership with Sony, designing a new PS4 remote was a project that our engineering and design team wanted to tackle. As PS4 users ourselves, not only did we want to make the lives of our consumers easier, we wanted to improve our experience as well (just being honest!). This perspective, along with direction from the Sony team, helped us design something that we thought most consumers would want from a PS4 Remote.
Here’s what Brad Strahle, our team’s VP of Product Development, has to say about it:
The Cloud Remote was built to unlock the full potential of the PS4 and make streaming media more accessible for the entire family. Having one remote that is simple and intuitive means everyone can enjoy the PS4 without the need for a second remote. The Cloud Remote supplements the DualShock 4 Wireless Controller – leaving your controller for gaming and the remote for everything else!
As an added bonus, gamers get a 30-day free trial of the PlayStation Vue Core plan worth $49.99 with the purchase of the Cloud Remote at Amazon or GameStop*—offering 65 channels of live TV from top networks like ESPN, FX, AMC, Cartoon Network, NFL Network & MLB Network!