I am NOT a gamer by any means. I can barely figure out how to power on the various game systems around our house, let alone figure out the game controllers, so once I got myself to the point I had finally figured out how to use our PS3 for streaming Netflix, and gotten my own handy little remote so I didn't have to work the controller, I was quite content.
My teenage son, however, informed me that he wanted his XBox One to sit where the PS3 was sitting in our living room, and that meant I had to learn how to stream Netflix from the XBox One instead. I TRIED to hold my ground and insist on the PS3 because I had my own handy-dandy remote control for it, and the next thing I know, an order arrives from Best Buy. Turns out the teenager (who has a job and earns his own money) has decided he'll eliminate my little remote control excuse by purchasing me a remote for the XBox One. Sigh.
SO . . . I've now learned how to use this remote control. And it is indeed a handy little device. I will say, though, that I do find it harder to use than my PS3 remote. First of all, most of the keys are marked, but for things like turning on closed captioning, or other menu options, this remote is not clear at all, and I usually manage to disconnect my system from the TV at least once whilst trying to figure out how to activate the menu. Not the end of the world. I can usually figure out how to get my movie started again. But I think the buttons really could be marked better so that at least the button that disconnects everything has a big old red "X" on it or something! Also, these buttons have a very soft feel. I have to push them very hard before they actually activate anything. Sometimes I just feel like I'm going to break something before whatever button I'm pushing will actually activate. So I'm hoping this doesn't mean I'll have issues with this in a few months, but for now it's working OK.
All in all, if I must use the XBox One for streaming, I'd much rather be using this remote control than trying to figure out that game controller, so I'm glad it was an option! I'm sure I'll eventually learn which buttons NOT to push, and hopefully this will serve me well for years to come!