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How To Program DIRECTV Remote To TV?

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At times, even a device that doesn’t require labor can become a piece of work. Users who are wondering how to program DIRECTV remote must resonate with this well. This step-by-step guide is here to help you walk through the process without getting confused.

There are 2 types of DIRECTV remotes – Universal remote and Genie remote. Both are programmed in a slightly different way. But don’t’ fret, we have explained both processes as follows:

How To Program DIRECTV Universal Remote

DIRECTV universal remote is a simple-to-use device designed to let you control your DIRECTV and multiple other devices. Using the arrow and select keys, you can view the playlists and follow the program guide to control the device in use.

The remote allows you to control up to 4 devices such as games console, sound system, DVD player and DIRECTV itself. You simply have to slide the mode switch located at the top of the remote and select the device.

Using the steps below, you will be able to program the universal remote and make the most out of your DIRECTV channel lineup:

Step 1: Find the remote code

Each device has remote codes used for programming and connecting. It’s a 5-digit code that pairs the remote with the device. You can find yours from DIRECTV’s official website.

From the fill-out form, pick the options that most accurately describe the device you are pairing with. Type the brand name and model number and hit search. This will give you the code.

Step 2: Press the MENU button

Look for the MENU button on your remote. Press it and open the “Settings & Help Menu.”

Step 3: Go to “Settings”

In the settings menu look for the “Settings” icon.

Step 4: Choose “Remote Control”

From the new list, select “Remote Control” >> “Program Remote.”  It will give you a list of device categories. Pick the same category you selected when finding the remote code.

Step 5: Enter the code

Now enter the 5 digit code manually.

Step 6: Test the remote

That’s it. You have successfully programmed your DIRECTV universal remote.  Make sure you test it by changing the volume or performing other basic functions.

In case you fail to program DIRECTV remote, try using another code or call the U-Verse Customer service for more help.

How To Program a DIRECTV Genie Remote

DIRECTV Genie remote is the modern model of AT&T Cable TV. It is round in shape and it is equipped with smart features having more focus on the Internet.

You can use this remote control to program HDTV and other compatible audio devices. The only drawback is that you can’t use it outside of the device categories. Since it is not universal, it works with limited devices only. You will be happy to hear that it is very easy to program.

Now let’s dig into the steps to program your Genie remote:

Step 1: Switch the remote in RF mode

The first thing you must do is to set the remote in RF mode. That is the only way it will work. To do that, turn on the TV and DVR. Hold down the MUTE and ENTER buttons together by pointing the remote at the DVR. The screen will flash a message that says it is applying the RF setup.

Step 2: Look for the TV code

Using the tool provided by DIRECTV, look for the code. Select the “Television” heading and enter the brand and model number of your device and it will display the code.

Step 3: Press the MENU button

Just like in the case of the universal remote, press the MENU button on the Genie remote. A menu guide will open on your screen. Make sure your Genie DVR is on and it’s connected to your TV.

Step 4: Search for the “Settings & Help Menu”

Look for the “Settings & Help Menu” and select “Settings” from the option. After this select “Remote Control.”

Step 5: Select Program Remote

From the list, choose “Program Remote” and select the device you want to program.

Step 6: You are ready to test the remote

The final step here is to enter the code you found on the site of DIRECTV. Once you are done with that, your remote will program with the TV and let you control things. Don’t forget to test the functions.

How To Program DIRECTV Genie Remote Manually

A few steps in manual programming are different but the rest is the same. Follow these:

  1. Point your DIRECTV Genie remote to the cable box and press the MUTE and SELECT buttons on the remote until you see a green light blinking twice.
  2. Enter the remote code mentioned on the remote keypad.
  3. Look for the Channel UP button on the remote and press it. Then, press the Enter button.
  4. This will set up your remote for RF and you will see a message on your TV screen. Select OK.
  5. Turn on the device that you want to pair with the DIRECTV Genie remote.
  6. Press the “Menu” button from the menu and select “Settings & Help.” Then select “Settings” >> “Remote Control” >> “Program Remote.”
  7. Your DIRECTV Guide remote is successfully programmed.

How to Program DIRECTV Genie Remote for DIRECTV Ready

The process to program DIRECTV remote for DIRECTV ready is different too. This is how you can get started:

  1. Point your DIRECTV Genie remote at the HD DVR, wireless genie mini or genie mini.
  2. Press and hold the MUTE and ENTER buttons and point the remote at the device. You can stop as soon as the green light blinks twice on the top of the remote.
  3. The TV will then display the applying IR/RF setup.
  4. Turn on the DirecTV Ready TV.
  5. Repeat step 2 again.
  6. Now enter the manufacturer’s code. This should be a 5-digit code. For Samsung it is 54000, for Sony, it is 54001 and for Toshiba, it is 54002.
  7. You have now successfully programmed the remote.

After you have programmed your DIRECTV remote, you are now ready to stream the service using your AT&T plans. Just sit back and enjoy the thousands of channels of entertainment!

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