IR Remote Control vs. Intel Nuc


I actually try to figure out if an Intel Nuc is the better working machine for me to run Volumio than a RPi4.
For this I wanted to configure a IR remote control to see if this is comfortable to use (e.g. switching the Nuc on/off and basic operations). I do not find any way to install the IR remote controller plugin. Is this not available in the X86 version of Volumio?
Is a plugin anyway required in order to wake up the Nuc from IR and how do I peer an IR remote control from my stereo amp, which can learn from other remotes?
I am running Volumio 2.861.