how to program directv remote
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DIRECTV TIPS & TRICKS

How to program a DIRECTV remote

Please read through this tutorial to learn how to program your DIRECTV remote.

Newer Style Remotes (below) & Older Style Remotes

how to program directv remote genie

If you have a Genie, HD DVR or HD receiver, follow these steps:

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

If you have a standard DVR or an SD receiver, follow these steps:

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

Still not working? Try manual-code searching with your DIRECTV remote:

On the newer style DIRECTV remotes (shown above) this is done through the program remote menu on the TV screen  –see the first steps above.

If your using the older larger style DIRECTV remote:

  1. Slide the input selector at top to TV
  2. HOLD ‘SELECT + MUTE’ at the same time until light blinks twice at the top of remote
  3. Press 9-9-1 (light should blink twice)
  4. Press 1 again.
  5. Press ‘Channel’ button down every second to go through codes
  6. Once right code is found your TV should turn on
  7. Press and hold ‘SELECT’ for a second to confirm. (light should blink twice)
program older directv remote

Still not working? Try resetting your DIRECTV remote to factory settings:

To completely RESET either type of DIRECTV remote to factory settings (will reset to IR Mode)

  1. HOLD ‘SELECT + MUTE’ at the same time until light blinks twice at the top of remote
  2. Press 9-8-1 (will blink a few times – This will change remote to RF mode – NOT IR – if compatible)
  3. HOLD ‘SELECT + MUTE’ at the same time until light blinks twice at the top of the remote
  4. Press 9-6-1 (light should blink twice)
  5. Press “Channel” up once
  6. Press ‘enter” bottom right corner

Still not working? Try manually programming DIRECTV remote with your TV code:

Newer style DIRECTV remote:

  1. HOLD ‘SELECT + MUTE’ at the same time until light blinks twice at the top of remote.
  2. Using the number key, enter the first digit of your TV code. Wait for the green light on top of the remote to flash twice. (see code list below)
  3. Enter the remaining 4 digits of the code.
  4. Aim the remote at your TV and press the “OFF” key once. Your TV should turn off. If it does not turn off, repeat the steps above, trying a different code until you find the correct code.

Older style DIRECTV remote:

  1. HOLD ‘SELECT + MUTE’ at the same time until light blinks twice at the top of remote.
  2. Using the number key, enter your TV code. Wait for the green light on top of the remote to flash twice – this means code was accepted. (see code list below)
  3. Aim the remote at your TV and press the “PWR” key once. Your TV should turn off. If it does not turn off, repeat the steps above, trying a different code until you find the correct code.

Please use our DIRECTV remote code finder tool below

TV brand not listed above or remote code not working? 

Call 1-800-531-5000 for support.