How to Program DirecTV Remote to Samsung TV

DirecTV isn’t only a television streaming service, it also offers universal remote. Now whether you bought a new universal remote or if you have a DirecTV set-top box and a smart TV, did you know that you can easily use just one single remote to control your DirecTV box as well as your smart TV? Yes, you have read that right.

Today, we will be talking to you about how you can program and use the DirecTV remote with your Samsung TV.

Why Samsung TV you might ask? Well, there are a large number of Samsung TV owners out there and they probably might also be having a DirecTV box with them. So, if you are someone who has both – a Samsung TV as well as a DirecTV box, this guide is for you.

There can be a good number of reasons why you might want to program your DirecTV remote to your Samsung TV.

First off, it could be that you simply find it a headache to manage two remotes. Secondly, it could be that your Samsung TV remote might have either gotten lost, damaged, or is simply no longer working. Whatever the case might be, you can read through the two different methods available.

How to Program DirecTV Genie Remote to Samsung TV [Automatic Setup]

If you own a Genie DirecTV remote and want to control your Samsung TV with it, you can follow these steps to get it sorted out.

how to program directv genie remote to samsung tv
  1. Grab the Genie DirecTV remote and point it at the Genie HD DVR.
  2. Make sure to press and hold the Mute and Enter buttons on the Genie remote.
  3. You need to stop pressing those buttons when the green light on the robot blinks twice.
  4. In a few seconds, the TV will display the Applying RF/IR Setup text. The remote is now in its RF mode.
  5. Now press the MENU button on the remote.
  6. Navigate to Settings followed by Remote Control and finally Program Remote.
  7. Simply choose the device that you plan to control with the Genie DirecTV remote.
  8. Simply follow the instructions displayed to complete the setup and use the remote to control your Samsung TV.

This process is perfect for those who might not remember the codes and want to get the setup done automatically.

How to Program DirecTV Genie Remote to Samsung TV [Manual Setup]

If the automatic process didn’t work with programming the genie DirecTV remote on your Samsung TV, you can follow these steps.

  1. Grab and point the Genie DirecTV remote to your Genie HD DVR
  2. With the remote still pointing to your DVR, press and hold the Mute and Enter buttons until the green light blinks twice.
  3. Now simply enter in the code 961 and press the channel up button twice.
  4. Press the Enter button and then choose the OK option when the TV says that the remote is now set up for RF.
  5. With the TV switched On, press the MENU button on the remote.
  6. Finally, navigate to Settings, followed by RemoteControla, and finally Program Remote.
  7. You will now be able to control your Samsung TV with the Genie DirecTV remote control.
  8. If you have a Samsung TV that is a DirecTV Ready model, you simply need to enter the code 54000 instead of 961.

How to Program DirecTV Universal Remote to Samsung TV

You can make use of the basic Universal Remote control from DirecTV to also control your Samsung TV. You can follow the steps.

how to program directv universal remote to samsung tv
  1. Grab the remote and press the MENU button on it.
  2. Now, navigate to Settings, followed by Remote Control and finally Program Remote.
  3. Now, choose the TV from the list followed by the brand of your TV.
  4. Make sure to use the handy lookup code feature provided by DirecTV on their website itself.
  5. Find the code and enter it using the Universal Remote Control.
  6. Once the code has been entered, simply follow the instructions on the screen and your setup for the remote is now complete.

This concludes the guide on how you can program and pair the DirecTV remote in two different ways to your Samsung TV. This method works for each and every TV out there. Making use of the Code Lookup Tool is a great way to know what code will work for your particular Samsung TV model.

If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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