The PS4 universal remote has been widely anticipated for some time; gamers can start getting excited though, as the device will soon be available through Sony America.
The $30 accessory is designed to replace the DualShock controller for use with non-gaming applications. The remote control will be able to communicate via a Bluetooth connection and will be able to control up to three additional audiovisual devices.
As an added bonus, the PS4 universal remote will be compatible with a bunch of streaming apps including Netflix, YouTube, Twitch, HBO Go and Crunchyroll.
Ultimately, this remote control will make multimedia entertainment of all kinds more convenient, because you don't have to worry about issues related to remote control compatibility when you want to switch from gaming to streaming online videos for example.