PS5 Media Remote batteries: Does it come with AA batteries included in the box, and how do you charge the PlayStation 5 remote?

If you've recently bought a PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition, you might also have bought a PS5 Media Remote - and if you've got questions about its batteries, you've come to the right place.

Whether your PS5 Media Remote has already arrived or not, you may well be wondering what the best way to charge this battery-powered peripheral is.

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Keep on reading, then, and you'll find out some core facts about the PS5 Media Remote batteries...

Does the PS5 Media Remote come with AA batteries included?

Yes, the PS5 Media Remote does come with all the batteries you need to get started - they're included in the box!

As Sony stated in the big FAQ page about the new console, "The Media Controller runs on two AA batteries, which are included."

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How to charge PS5 Media Remote batteries

Sadly, there is no way to recharge those standard AA batteries that come with your PS5 Media Remote. And the handy peripheral doesn't come with any alternative way of powering it up.

There are plenty of options on the market, though, if you don't already have a system in place for charging AA batteries at home.

You'll need to buy special re-chargeable batteries (like these ones from Amazon), and a contraption that can handle the recharging process for you (like this one from Amazon) - click either of those links to see one of the options!

You could, of course, just buy some new AA batteries every time your PS5 Media Remote runs out of charge. But that could become an expensive habit, and it's not good for the environment either.

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