A remote control is also included, which tucks into a little cubby hole on the top when you don't need it. The remote offers buttons for menu navigation, power, volume, and even a dedicated button for slideshow mode. It's extremely handy, because the DreamScreen is--surprisingly--not a touch-screen device. You're either using the remote, or these controls at the bottom of the screen that light up only when needed. The upshot is that you're less likely to smudge the screen this way, since you're never touching it. The bummer is that any time you have to enter a name or password, you have to use arrow and enter keys to get things done.