How To Program DirecTV Remote To Samsung Smart TV

The DirecTV universal can be used to control not just your TV but other gadgets in your home. That includes your Soundbars, DVD player, Blu-ray player, Converter box and consoles. But this post, we will focus on how to program DirecTV remote to your Samsung Smart TV. Your Samsung Smart TV comes with a preprogrammed remote control. But if for any reason you can’t use the follow-come remote for your TV, you can program your DirecTV to work with your Samsung Smart TV. This post will cover both the DirecTV standard universal remote and also the DirecTV Genie remote.

How To Program DirecTV Remote To Samsung Smart TV

Step 1. Switch on your Samsung Smart TV and hold your DirecTV remote close to it.

Step 2. Find the ‘Menu’ button on your remote and press the button.

Step 3.  There will be a menu on your screen. From the menu drop down, click on ‘Parental Favs & Setup. You will see another menu, click on ‘System Setup’. Further chose the ‘remote’ option and ‘program remote’. The remote option may show ‘Remote Control’ in some TV.

Step 4. Click on the ‘TV’ button’.

Step 5. Key in the correct remote codes. You can get the DirecTV remote codes from this post.  

Step 6. Press the ‘Enter’ button. You can try other functional buttons to see if the remote is working.

The Second Method

Step 1. Switch on your Samsung Smart TV and hold your DirecTV remote close to it.

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Step 2. Find the ‘Menu’ button on your remote and press the button.

Step 3.  There will be a menu on your screen. From the menu drop down, click on ‘Settings & Help. You will see another menu, click on ‘Settings’. Further chose the ‘remote’ option and ‘program remote’. The remote option may show ‘Remote Control’ in some TV.

Step 4. Click on the ‘TV’ button’.

Step 5. Key in the correct remote codes. You can get the DirecTV remote codes from this post.  

Step 6. Press the ‘Enter’ button. You can try other functional buttons to see if the remote is working.

How To Reset DirecTV Remote Control

There may be instances when you need to reset your DirecTV remote control. For instance, if your remote stops working on your Smart TV, you can try to reset. When this happens, you can follow the steps below to reset your remote control.

Step 1. Switch off your TV and unplug from the wall.

Step 2. Turn on your TV and hold your DirecTV remote close to your TV.

Step 3. Press and hold the ‘reset’ button on your remote for 5 seconds.

Step 4. Press any function button on your remote and see if it works. If it works, you have successfully reset your DirecTV remote.

DirecTV Universal Remote Not Working

If your DirecTV universal remote control is not working, it could be as a result of some minor issues. This session will point out issues that can make your DirecTV universal remote to stop working and to fix it.

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. Object: If there is an object obstructing your TV or device you want to program, your universal remote may not function well. Ensure you remove all objects and hold your remote close to the device you wish to program.

. Battery: If there is no battery in your universal remote or the battery is bad, it will not work. Check the battery box of your remote to ensure there the batteries are correctly fixed. Also, ensure that the batteries are not wet, because that is a sign of damage.

. Correct Code: Another reason your universal remote control may fail to work is if you are using the wrong code. Thankfully, this post has listed codes for all devices for your DirecTV remote. For most device, we listed more than one codes. If a code doesn’t work, simply copy the next code and try again.

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