If you’re a OnePlus TV user (or planning to be one of them), let’s admit that – the remote of this TV is terrible! Seriously terrible. It’s arguably the most confusing popular gadget that you can buy in today’s era. Its smartphone-styled volume buttons on the side, lack of a mute button and other confusing functions make it work only half of the time. Sometimes not even half of the time actually. I knew it from day #1, and I was wondering why did this great company make its customers suffer from this tragedy.
Fortunately, OnePlus is a company that listens to its customers. As a result, it figured out early on that there are many things wrong with its remote. So many things that a total redesign is needed. Finally, the company has launched that redesigned TV remote, which seems much better than the old version. Not only it has the volume buttons located in the front, but also it has a mute button in the top right corner. There are dedicated buttons for YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime as well. You can see both old as well as new remotes below:
Looks great, doesn’t it?
The company has said that it’ll start shipping a new batch of OnePlus TVs with this redesigned remote very soon. Existing users can also get their remote replaced for free from here. OnePlus is calling it the Netflix remote, and they brought Netflix to OnePlus TV only a few days ago through a software update.
Let’s hope this new remote works better than the previous one. Give it a shot and share your thoughts about it in the comments section below.