Why is my DIRECTV controller not working?

Receiver and remote control reset If the buttons on your remote are not responding, try resetting the receiver and remote control. On most DIRECTV receivers, there is a red button on the side of the receiver or inside the access card door. Press and hold the red button until the receiver restarts.

How do I program my DIRECTV remote to control my TV?

Program remote for a Standard DVR or SD receiver

  1. Press MENU on your remote.
  2. Select Parental Favs & Setup > System Setup > Remote or Remote Control > Program Remote.
  3. Choose the device (TV, audio, DVD) you wish to program.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the programming.

Can you reset a DIRECTV remote control?

To reset DIRECTV remotes to their default factory settings, press and hold the MUTE and SELECT buttons until the remote’s light flashes three times. Then, enter 981 and press SELECT. The remote will flash four times to let you know it has been reset.

How do you reprogram a DIRECTV controller?

Press MENU on your remote. Select Settings > Remote Control > Program Remote. Select the device you wish to control with the remote. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete programming.

How do I link my remote to my TV?

Turn on your TV or another device you wish to control. Press and hold the corresponding DEVICE and POWER buttons on the remote at the same time. Wait until the power button comes on, and then release both buttons. Pointing the remote at the TV or another device, press the Power button on the remote and wait 2 seconds.

Can I use a universal remote with DIRECTV?

The simple, easy-to-use DIRECTV Universal remote not only lets you control your TV set and the DIRECTV receiver, but also DVD players and audio receivers.

How do you change the channel on DIRECTV without a remote?

Download the DIRECTV app to your device. Find out what receiver model you have….How to use it:

  1. Open the DIRECTV app.
  2. Tap Browse for TV – a remote control icon appears in the top right corner.
  3. Tap the remote control icon.
  4. Select Receiver pair or connect your device.
  5. Follow the prompts to complete set up.