PS5: How to set up the media remote

The media remote allows you to navigate your PlayStation®5 console and access media and apps without a wireless controller.

How to connect media remote to a PS5™ console

You'll need to pair your media remote to your PS5 console before you can use it:

  1. Go to Settings > Accessories > Media Remote > Set Up Media Remote, and follow the on-screen pairing instructions. 
  2. If the automatic pairing doesn’t work, select Set Up Manually and follow on-screen instructions.

PS5 media remote buttons and functions

A ) TV volume buttons
Turns the volume on your TV up and down.

B ) (microphone) button
(Reserved for future use)

C ) IR transmitter
Transmits infrared signals to your TV.

D ) TV power button
Turns the TV power on/off.

E ) (TV mute) button

F ) Directional buttons
Highlight an item on your screen.

G ) ENTER button
Press to select or confirm your selection.

H ) (back) button
Press to go back or cancel your selection.

I ) (options) button
Works just like the (options) button on your wireless controller.

J ) (fast reverse) button
Fast reverse music and video playback when in fullscreen or in picture-in-picture or pin to side screen layout. Depending on the app, you can use this button to skip to the next track.

(play/pause) button
Play/Pause music and video playback when in fullscreen or in picture-in-picture or pin to side screen layout.

(fast forward) button
Fast forward music and video playback when in fullscreen or in picture-in-picture or pin to side screen layout. Depending on the app, you can use this button to go back to the previous track.

K ) Service launch buttons
Quickly access streaming music and video apps with a single press.

L ) (PS) button
Works just like the PS button on your wireless controller.