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Can I control my Samsung TV with its remote instead of the DIRECTV Genie Remote?


Yes. Use the table below to see how the buttons on your Samsung TV remote control correspond to the buttons on the Genie Remote Control.

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Genie Remote Samsung TV Remote
Power On/Off Same function as Genie Remote
MENU Same function as Genie Remote
LIST Same function as Genie Remote
EXIT Same function as Genie Remote
ARROWS & SELECT Same function. Arrow buttons on Genie Remote are swipes on Samsung RC virtual pad.
CHANNEL/PAGE Same function as Genie Remote
VOLUME Same function as Genie Remote
RED Same function as Genie Remote
GUIDE Same function as Genie Remote
ENTER/BLUE Buttons have same function, they bring up the Mini-Guide
MORE Brings up the virtual remote on the TV screen. Samsung RC ONLY
VIRTUAL PAD RIGHT BUTTON Brings up the virtual pad on the TV screen. Samsung RC ONLY
DASH Same function as Genie Remote
PREV. CHANNEL Same function as Genie Remote
INFO Same function as Genie Remote

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