Program your remote to control other devices

Your DIRECTV Universal remote can control up to four devices, including your TV, audio devices, or DVD player.

Your Genie remote can control up to three devices, including your TV and audio devices.

We cannot guarantee compatibility for all makes and models of equipment. If your device is not listed or you need other codes, use the code lookup tool to find the 5-digit code for your device.

 

Program your Universal Remote

HD DVR or HD receiver:

  1. Press MENU on your remote
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Remote Control.
  4. Select Program Remote, then select the device you wish to program.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete programming your remote.

Standard DVR or SD receiver:

  1. Press MENU on your remote.
  2. Select Parental Favs & Setup.
  3. Select System Setup.
  4. Select Remote or Remote Control.
  5. Select Pair/Program Remote, then select the device you wish to program.
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete programming your remote.

 

Program your Genie Remote

First, make sure your Genie Remote is in RF mode: Press and hold MUTE and ENTER buttons while pointing at your Genie HD DVR, Genie Mini, or Wireless Genie Mini. The screen will display Applying IR/RF setup.

Regular HDTV or audio devices:

  1. Press MENU on your remote.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Remote Control.
  4. Select Program Remote, then select the device you wish to program.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete programming your remote.

Program Genie remote to TV with a manual code:

  1. Use the code lookup tool to find the 5-digit codes for your TV.
  2. Press and hold the MUTE and SELECT buttons until a green light at the top of the remote flashes twice.
  3. Press 1 on the keypad – the green LED light will flash twice.
  4. Enter the remaining 4 digits of the code until the green light flashes twice.
  5. Try turning the volume up and down. If no response, repeat steps 2 – 5 with the next available code.

DIRECTV Ready TV:

  1. Make sure your DIRECTV Ready TV is on.
  2. Press and hold the MUTE and SELECT buttons until a green light at the top of the remote flashes twice.
  3. Enter the correct code for your TV
    • Samsung DIRECTV Ready TV: 54000.
    • Sony DIRECTV Ready TV: 54001.
    • Toshiba DIRECTV Ready TV: 54002.