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Program your Genie remote control

Learn how to program your Genie remote to control an HDTV, a DIRECTV Ready TV, and audio devices such as a soundbar.


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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 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 the device you want your remote to control.
  5. Press MENU on your remote.
  6. Select Settings & Help > Settings > Remote Control > Program Remote.
  7. Select the name of the device you wish to control with the remote.
  8. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete programming. The directions vary for different devices. 
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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 the code 961.
  4. Press the channel up button once.
  5. Press Enter.
  6. Select OK when the TV screen displays Your Remote is now setup for RF
  7. Power on the device you want your remote to control.
  8. Press MENU on your remote.
  9. Select Settings & Help > Settings > Remote Control > Program Remote.
  10. Select the name of the device you wish to control with the remote.
  11. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete programming. The directions vary for different devices.
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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.
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