HOW TO PROGRAM A DIRECTV REMOTE

We’ve made a step-by-step guide that will help you pair, program, and reset your DIRECTV remote and receiver.

Directv is one of the best choices for making your viewing experience great. Directv has two types of remote control – Universal DirecTV remote and Genie DirecTV both the remotes have quite different functions from each other.  It depends upon the users what type of DirecTV device you are using.

If you bought up a new DirecTV system and are tired of controlling its remote functions. Here is the step-by-step guidance on how to program DirecTV remote.

Directv Genie Remote

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Automatic Pairing

Directv genie remote is more than a standard version with the model of AT&T cable tv. It controls your Tv with all the devices like audio devices, soundbar, blue ray, and DVD players. Follow these steps if you do not know how to program DirecTV remote.

  1. Locate the remote at your genie device then press the mute and select button until the green light blinks two times.
  2. Then your Tv screen will display the message “Applying IR/RF setup” after completion
  3. Switch on the device then pair with the remote
  4. Tap the menu button from genie remote
  5. Go to the setting – remote control- program remote
  6. Select the device that you want to pair.

 

Manual Pairing

  1. Again take your genie remote in front of your cable box
  2. Hold the mute and select option together until the light blinks
  3. Tap the 960 code from the remote keypad
  4. Press the button “channel up”
  5. After pressing enter your tv screen will pop up message of “ your remote is set up for RF then select ok
  6. Open the device that you want to pair
  7. Tap the menu button on your remote
  8. Select the settings option – remote control- program control
  9. Choose the device you want to pair

Program Your Directv Ready TV With Directv Genie Remote

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Directv genie remote has a slightly different feature for the ready tv. It gives you an extra feature of the receiver, that lets you watch the Directv. So, you don’t need to buy the genie mini for each room to enjoy the Directv.  There is already an inbuilt wireless receiver.

Where you can program DirecTV remote It provides similar functions as the Roku tv does except one tv is connected with the genie remote for all of them to work properly. So, here are some easy steps if you pair Directv ready with genie remote.

  1. Bring your Directv genie remote closer to the HD wireless genie or genie mini.
  2. Hold the mute and enter the button until the green light blinks twice above your remote.
  3. Then your Tv screen will display “ applying IR/RF setup”.
  4. Switch on your ready Directv
  5. Then repeat step 2 again
  6. Tap the 5 digit code from the screen for Samsung device – 54000, Sony -54001 and Toshiba – 54002 and for other manufacture users visit the Directv website.
  7. Pairing successful
Note: With AT&T plans you can now stream up to unlimited channels for entertainment.

Outline of Genie Directv Remote

  1. Power on and off – switching on the Tv when your receiver automatically turns off. Enter the power off button
  2. Switch mode – It controls all the receiver, tv, and other equipment.
  3. List – programs list for purchase
  4. Exit – return on your programming of Directv
  5. Menu – list of settings and other functions
  6. Info – channel program and information
  7. Select and navigate – select and guide with the arrow keys
  8. Channel up and down – You can change your channel using the up and down arrows in your remote
  9. Guide – see the onscreen guidelines
  10. Active – get in touch with the services, news, and information
  11. Function keys – Programmed your remote to equipment, with DVR system you can pause your live content
  12. Tv input – functions different inputs of your TV.
  13. Power keys – Directv can access to different devices at the same time. View the started card of your code.
  14. Previous – Return to the channel you are watching previously
  15. Advance- press the button till 30 seconds to end the live recording
  16. Replay- you can watch your favorite dialogue again with the replay option
  17. Fast forward – Increase the speed of the content up to 5X times more
  18. Mute – mute the current live show anytime with your remote
  19. Record – Record your program instantly.
*Note – For replacing your Directv remote the non-RF model charge – $15 and RF model – $25.

How to set up a Genie remote

Program remote for your HDTV or audio device

Below is the most common way to program a Genie remote. If these steps don’t work for you, follow the next set of steps to program a remote manually.

  1. Point the remote at your Genie HD DVR, Genie Mini, or Wireless Genie Mini. 
  2. Press and hold the MUTE and ENTER buttons. Stop when the green light at the top of the remote blinks twice.
  3. When the TV screen displays Applying IR/RF setup, you are in RF mode and ready to program the remote.
  4. Power on the device you want your remote to control.
  5. Press MENU on your remote.
  6. Select Settings Remote Control > Program Remote.
  7. Select the device you wish to control with the remote.
  8. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete programming.

Heads up: The DIRECTV remote powers on your TV and controls the volume while watching DIRECTV. To adjust TV settings or access third-party apps, use the remote control that came with your TV.

Program remote manually for your HDTV or audio device

  1. Point the remote at your Genie HD DVR, Genie Mini, or Wireless Genie Mini. 
  2. Press and hold the MUTE and SELECT buttons while continuing to point the remote at a Genie device. Stop when the green light at the top of the remote blinks twice.
  3. Use the buttons on your Genie remote to enter code 961.
  4. Press the channel up button once.
  5. Press Enter.
  6. Select OK when the TV screen displays Your Remote is now set up for RF
  7. Power on the device you want you’re remote to control.
  8. Press MENU on your remote.
  9. Select Settings > Remote Control > Program Remote.
  10. Select the device you wish to control with the remote.
  11. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete programming. The directions vary for different devices.

Program remote for a DIRECTV Ready TV

  1. Point the remote at your Genie HD DVR, Genie Mini, or Wireless Genie Mini. 
  2. Press and hold the MUTE and ENTER buttons while continuing to point the remote at a Genie device. Stop when the green light at the top of the remote blinks twice.
  3. When the TV screen displays Applying IR/RF setup, you are in RF mode and ready to program the remote.
  4. Power on your DIRECTV Ready TV.
  5. On your remote, press and hold the MUTE and SELECT buttons. Stop when the green light at the top blinks twice. 
  6. Enter the appropriate manufacturer’s code. If you don’t see your TV or device listed, use the code lookup tool to find the 5-digit code.
    • For Samsung DIRECTV Ready TVs, enter 54000
    • For Sony DIRECTV Ready TVs, enter 54001
    • For Toshiba DIRECTV Ready TVs, enter 54002
  7. The Genie remote is now set up for your DIRECTV Ready TV

Universal DirecTV Remote

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It is very simple to program Directv remote using a variety of components such as DVR, TV’s VCR, DVD players, game console, soundbars, and more. Instead of using multiple remotes quickly control all the devices with the help of one remote. Just slide the mode switch on top of your remote and select the device.

Steps For “HD DVR or HD Receiver” Users

  1. Tap the menu button on your remote
  2. Select the settings and help option
  3. Go to the settings
  4. Choose the remote control option
  5. Tap the program remote option
  6. Choose your device that you want to program (TV, audio or DVD)
  7. Follow the onscreen steps to complete the procedure
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Follow Steps For “Standard DVR and Hd Remote Receiver”

  1. Tap the menu button on your remote
  2. Select the parental favs and setup option
  3. Choose the system setup
  4. Select the remote control
  5. Choose “Program remote”.
  6. Select the device you want to program

Steps of Manual Programming

  1. Switch on the receiver and the Tv
  2. Search the five-digit code using your Directv official website
  3. Verify the mode switch on your remote and slide it to the Tv position
  4. Hold the mute and select button until you get the flash signal of green light twice
  5. Enter the 5 digit code
  6. Then check your connection by pressing the volume high
  7. Repeat all the steps mentioned above if your volume has not increased
  8. Again hold the mute and select button for a green light for flashing two times
  9. Enter code 960 from your remote wait for the green light to flash two times
  10. Set the switch mode to DirecTV positions
  11. Directv is now pairing smart tv

Outline of Universal DirecTV Remote

  1. Menu – pressing menu will let you enter to the home screen where you can search the programs by tapping the browse option. Easy to manage your DVR recording and check your playlist. Set the parental control by clicking on the settings options
  2. Power on and off – Enter the power button from your Tv to Stream the device.
  3. Recorder  – R access to record the programs if you press two times then it will record the full series or episode
  4. Info- It gives all the details of the current channels
  5. List – It shows all the recorded programs on the list. (Press the red circle to delete the recorded shows)
  6. Guide – You can see the listing channels or rewind. Use rewind, forward button or back up for 12 hours.

Instructions & Info

Program a Universal remote and change the input source

The Universal remote can control up to four devices. These include TVs, sound systems, game consoles, or DVD players. Slide the mode switch at the top of your remote to pick the device you want to control (DIRECTV, AV1, AV2, and TV). If you can’t adjust the TV’s volume, you need to program your TV using the steps below before changing the TV’s input source. 

Heads up: The DIRECTV remote powers on your TV and controls the volume while watching DIRECTV. To adjust TV settings or access third-party apps, use the remote control that came with your TV.

If you have a Genie remote, follow the steps in Program your DIRECTV remote control-Genie.

Program remote for an HD DVR or HD receiver

  1. Press MENU on your remote.
  2. Select Settings > Remote Control Program Remote.
  3. Choose the device (TV, audio, DVD) you wish to program. If you don’t see your TV or device listed, use the code lookup tool to find the 5-digit code.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete programming.

Program remote for a Standard DVR or SD receiver

  1. Press MENU on your remote.
  2. Select Parental Favs & Setup > System Setup > Remote or Remote Control > Program Remote.
  3. Choose the device (TV, audio, DVD) you wish to program. If you don’t see your TV or device listed, use the code lookup tool to find the 5-digit code.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the programming.

Change your TV’s input source

  1. At the top of the remote, slide the mode switch to TV.
  2. Press and hold the MUTE and SELECT buttons at the same time. Stop when the green light at the top of your remote flashes twice.
  3. Enter 960 using the keypad on the remote control. The green light should flash twice again.
  4. At the top of the remote, slide the mode switch to the DIRECTV logo.

DIRECTV Remote FAQ

DIRECTV charges $15–$25 for a new remote, depending on whether you have the universal remote (the white one) or the Genie remote. If you have DIRECTV’s protection plan, the company will replace your remote free.

You can, however, find DIRECTV’s remotes on Amazon.com for far less than $15–$25. A two-pack of DIRECTV RC73 IR/RF Genie remotes is currently $11.75. A DIRECTV IR/RF Universal Remote Control (model RC66RX) is $6.75, and a two-pack of the same remote is $12.00. Both include free shipping through Amazon Prime.

Be sure you know which remote you need—and which receiver you have—before purchasing one. Here’s where you can find that information.

You can use your phone or tablet as a DIRECTV remote via the DIRECTV app, which currently supports the receiver models HR20, HR21, R22, HR23, HR24, HR44, H21, H23, H24, and H25. Find out which DIRECTV receiver model you have.

Reasons that your DIRECTV remote might not work include dead batteries, stuck buttons, faulty parts, incorrect mode settings, receiver location, blocked sensors, and other problems. We suggest visiting DIRECTV’s remote troubleshooting page for solutions.

You can use the DIRECTV remote code lookup tool to find the codes used to pair your DIRECTV remote with your TV.

For example, to program your DIRECTV remote for a Samsung TV, you would follow these instructions (link leads to the list in this article). In Step 3, you’ll use the lookup tool to find the TV codes make and model of your television. It’s not unusual to have several codes for the same television. Try each code until one works.

To troubleshoot your DIRECTV remote, visit DIRECTV’s remote troubleshooting page.

DIRECTV does not have voice remotes, but there is limited voice functionality in the DIRECTV app. You can also control DIRECTV through your Alexa device (Echo, Dot, or Tap).