OnePlus entered the television market in India in September this year. The brand had introduced two premium TVs called the OnePlus TV Q1 and OnePlus TV Q1 Pro. The TVs were launched with a minimalistic remote control that has dedicated buttons for Google Assistant and Amazon’s Prime Video service, apart from other keys. Now two months after the launch, the Chinese tech giant has introduced a new remote control for its TVs, which comes with a dedicated button for Netflix as well, apart from Amazon Prime, Google Assistant, and YouTube content services. It’s worth noting that newer units of OnePlus TVs will ship pre-installed with Netflix and the new remote. Existing customers will get the app support through a software update and can avail the new remote control for absolutely free.
OnePlus TV new remote specifications and features
The new OnePlus Netflix Remote (RC-002A) comes with a completely new design. It has an all-black finish with a polycarbonate body. Compared to the original remote, the new one looks much like regular television remotes. The controller has a curved design and is also thicker since it uses AAA batteries instead of a rechargeable one. There is no square-shaped D-pad at the top of the remote. It is replaced by a circular pad with an Ok button in the middle.
The return and home buttons are located on the left and right side of the device respectively. Below it, are the volume buttons placed horizontally instead of vertical placement on the side on the original remote. There is a Google Assistant button between the volume keys. At the top, there is a OnePlus button to access Oxygen Play on the left and a mute button on the right.
OnePlus has announced that its existing customers will get the new remote control with the Netflix button for free. To get the new remote for free, the OnePlus TV users have to follow the steps listed below.
- First of all, you will need your TV’s serial number, which you can find by going to Settings > More Settings > About > Status.
- Then you will have to verify the number on the brand’s website here and to get an Invitation Code.
- Then simply select Buy with Invitation Code on the purchase page of the OnePlus Netflix TV here.
Users will have a 45-day window to redeem the invitation code to purchase the Netflix Remote for free. Post that period, the invitation code will become invalid.