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How to Use Your DIRECTV Remote

Thursday, September 20, 2018

So, you’re new to DIRECTV, and you’re ready to ditch remotes for your television, DVD player and television provider. Enter DIRECTV’s universal remote.

The universal remote can control up to four devices, including sound systems and gaming consoles. So, let’s get you familiarized with the universal remote.

 

 

Follow these steps to program your remote for an HD DVR or HD receiver:

  1. Press the MENU button
  2. Go to Settings & Help, then Settings, then Remote Control, and, lastly, Program Remote
  3. Find the device you want to program, such as DVD or audio. If the device isn’t listed, find the 5-digit code under the code lookup tool.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish programming your remote.

Follow these steps to program your remote for a standard DVR or standard-definition receiver:

  1. Press the MENU button
  2. Go to Parental Favs & Setup, then System Setup, then Remote or Remote Control, and, lastly, Program Remote
  3. Find the device you want to program, such as DVD or audio. If the device isn’t listed, find the 5-digit code under the code lookup tool.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish programming your remote.

Now that you’ve programmed your remote for a standard DVR or SD receiver, you’ll also need to know how to change the input source, which will dictate whether you’re watching something on television, your DVD player or even your VCR player.

Here’s how to do that.

  1. Find the MODE switch at the top of the remote, and slide it over to TV.
  2. Press and hold the MUTE and SELECT buttons at the same time until a green light flashes twice from the top of your remote.
  3. Punch in the numbers 960, which should prompt the green light to flash twice again.
  4. Switch the MODE to the DIRECTV logo.

If you’re thinking this is all fine and dandy, but you don’t have that remote, no worries! Here’s a breakdown of the Genie® remote.

Follow these steps to program your remote for your high-definition TV or sound systems:

  1. Aim your remote at the Genie® HD DVR, Genie® Mini or Wireless Genie® Mini, and press and hold the MUTE and ENTER buttons at the same time until a green light at the top of the remote flashes twice.
  2. The TV screen should now read Applying IR/RF Setup.
  3. Turn on the device you want to program.
  4. Press the MENU button on the remote.
  5. Go to Settings & Help, then Settings, then Remote Control then Program Remote.
  6. Choose the device you want to the remote to control.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish programming your remote.

Should those instructions not work, visit this page to manually program the remote control.

Now you should be all set to binge your favorite shows and movies! And get a total entertainment package by adding Kinetic Internet.