Before you dive into the tutorial, determine what type of remote you own. We don’t want you to start struggling with your remote only to find out in the end that the steps you followed were not for the remote you had.
With DIRECTV, you are likely to have one of the remotes: Universal or Genie remote. You can either pair them directly on-screen or program them manually. On-screen pairing is an easier process, but it might not work on all devices. Manual pairing, however, is guaranteed to work each time.
You can pair the Genie Remote either on-screen or manually. There is a third process for DIRECTV Ready TV as well.
A DIRECTV Ready TV allows you to watch DIRECTV without the use of an additional receiver. When included with a Genie DVR, the DIRECTV setup doesn’t require you to purchase Genie Minis for each room separately, rather the built-in wireless receivers take care of it all.
That’s it, you have successfully managed to program DIRECTV remote for your DIRECTV Ready TV; you can now watch your favorite shows and movies with your blazing-fast AT&T internet connection.
If your DIRECTV remote has not successfully connected to the receiver, it’s possible that the code entered was incorrect. Following are the DIRECTV remote codes for some brands:
In case you have a different manufacturer than the ones mentioned above, visit the DIRECTV website. Input the brand and model of your TV to find the DIRECTV remote code.
If after all the hard work, you did not get the results you were seeking, you might want to consider resetting your DIRECTV remote and take a shot at it again. You can easily reset your remote using the front panel of your receiver.
Depending on the setup, the process may be automatic or it might require DIRECTV remote codes. In case you cannot access the front panel of your receiver, try to restore the default factory settings via the following steps:
An important thing to remember is that you can pair a DIRECTV Universal remote with four devices simultaneously. This means that your TV, gaming console, Blu-ray DVD player and DVR are all hooked to one remote – the one to rule all other remotes.
This is all the more reason why setting the ‘Mode switch’ to the right device is important. Located at the top of the remote, it determines which of the devices the remote currently controls. The designated device can be changed by sliding the switch to the device (DIRECTV, TV, AV1, and AV2) that you want to use at the time.
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