You can program your Xfinity remote to control your TV, set-top box, AV receiver, and audio devices.
Pairing your Xfinity remote to your TV lets you put your set-top box out of sight and control your television without pointing directly at it.
Since Xfinity remotes have numerous buttons and different configurations, setting them up to work with your TV might seem overwhelming.
Besides, some Xfinity remotes don’t have a setup button. Instead, they use voice controls for pairing purposes.
But as much as Xfinity remotes look complex, pairing them to your TV is much easier than you think.
This guide explains how to go about it.
Depending on the remote model, the pairing process will be slightly different.
Before pairing the remote with your TV, you must pair it with your Xfinity set-top box.
Once you pair the Xfinity remote with your TV, you will be able to control the volume, turn on/off your TV, and change inputs.
Pairing XR11 and other remotes with the setup button – Press and hold the setup button for a few seconds until the LED light changes from red to green. Enter the TV manufacturer code. If the code is correct, the LED light on your remote will blink green twice.
Pairing remotes with a Voice button (XR15, XR16) – Xfinity button > Remote Settings > Voice Remote Pairing > follow the on-screen instructions > Enter the TV manufacturer code when prompted.
If you experience issues or can’t pair the remote with your TV, try resetting your Xfinity remote.
Pairing Xfinity Remote to TV
Pairing your Xfinity remote with your TV is a sequential, step-by-step process.
However, modern Xfinity remote controls support automatic RF pairing, so you don’t have to do anything to pair your remote to your TV.
Older Xfinity remotes have a setup button for programming and pairing the remote to your TV and other compatible devices.
Newer versions do not have a setup button but allow you to pair your remote to your TV and other devices using voice commands.
Pairing your remote to your TV lets you put your set-top box out of sight and point your Xfinity anywhere to control your television.
It also allows you to power the TV ON and OFF, switch inputs on the television, and control the volume.
You can only pair an Xfinity remote to work with one TV at a time, meaning each new TV requires you to go through the pairing procedure afresh.
Depending on the remote control type, you can pair your Xfinity remote to your TV using two different methods:
- The setup button
- Voice commands
But before you can pair your Xfinity remote to your TV, you must pair it with your set-top box.
Here are the steps:
- Manually turn on your TV by pressing the power button
- Turn on your set-top box
- Select the appropriate input source on your TV for your set-top box
- Press the setup or microphone button on your remote until the LED light turns green
- Press the Xfinity button on the remote and release (a 3-digit code will appear on your TV screen)
- Press the numbered buttons on the remote to enter the code
- Press OK to complete the pairing process
How to Pair Your Xfinity Remote with Your Set Top Box and Your TV (Using the Code)
Pairing the Xfinity Remote to Your TV Using the Setup Button
Most Xfinity remotes, particularly the older models, have a setup button for pairing and programming the remote to work with your TV and other compatible devices.
You only need to press the setup button for a few seconds until the LED light turns green and enter the unique code designated for your TV.
Each television brand has several unique codes provided by the manufacturer for programming and pairing purposes.
You can find the code for your television by checking your TV user manual or the remote code lookup tool.
Follow these steps:
- Turn your TV on manually by pressing the power button
- Locate the setup button (usually at the bottom left or top right of the remote)
- Press and hold the setup button for a few seconds until the LED light changes from red to green
- Enter the TV manufacturer code. If the code is correct, the LED light on your remote will blink green twice
- Your Xfinity remote is now paired to your TV
How to Pair the Xfinity Remote with Your TV (Without the Code)
Pairing Your Xfinity Remote to Your TV Using Voice Commands
Setting up and programming an Xfinity voice remote control is a fast and straightforward procedure.
Pairing the remote to work with your TV is even easier since you only need to press the Xfinity button and use voice commands to complete the process.
Follow these steps:
- Press the Xfinity button on the remote to access the settings menu.
- Press the microphone or voice button on the remote and say “Remote Settings”.
- Select “Voice Remote Pairing”.
- Follow on-screen instructions.
- Enter the TV manufacturer code. If the code is correct, the LED light on your remote will blink green twice.
- Your Xfinity remote is now paired to your TV.
How to Pair the Xfinity Voice Remote (XR15) with Your TV
If your remote does not have a setup button and doesn’t support voice controls, you can still pair it to your TV without much trouble.
Here are the steps:
- Press the Xfinity and Mute or Info buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds until the LED light changes from red to green
- Enter your TV manufacturer’s 5-digit code (If successful, the remote light will blink green twice)
- Press the power button to check if the pairing process was successful
Troubleshooting Xfinity Remote Pairing Issues
If you are having difficulty pairing your Xfinity remote to your TV, replace the batteries with new ones.
Low battery power is usually the main culprit as far as remote pairing issues are concerned.
If the problem persists, consider resetting your Xfinity remote.
Here are the steps:
- Press and hold the home and info buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds until the LED light blinks
- Press Power, Last, and Volume Down buttons in sequence to reset the remote
For XR15 remotes:
- Press the A (triangle) and D (diamond) buttons simultaneously until the LED light turns green
- Press the numbers 9, 8, 1 to reset the remote
- Try to pair the remote to your TV
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How to reset my Xfinity remote and use it on a new TV?
Answer: Resetting your Xfinity remote can help fix unresponsive buttons and other minor glitches. You may need to reset your remote when pairing it to a new TV box or streaming device. If your remote has a setup button, press the button until the LED light turns green. Press 9-8-1 and wait for the LED light to flash green twice to confirm the remote is reset.
Question: Why is my Xfinity remote not turning on my TV?
Answer: Consider replacing the batteries if your Xfinity remote is not turning on your TV. Bad or weak batteries can make the remote stop working as expected. If the remote is still not working, remove the new batteries, press the remote’s power button for 30 seconds, and reinsert the batteries. You may have to pair the remote with the TV box afresh.
Question: What are the codes for Xfinity remote controls?
Answer: Xfinity remote controls usually have 4-digit and 5-digit codes provided by the manufacturer for programming and pairing the remote with various TV models. You can easily get Xfinity remote codes using the Xfinity Remote Online Code Lookup Tool.
Common Xfinity remote codes include:
- Sony – 10000, 11100
- Sharp – 10165, 10093
- Samsung – 10060, 10812
- LG – 11265, 10178
Question: Where is the setup button on the Xfinity remote?
Answer: Older Xfinity remote controls have a setup button for pairing the remote with a compatible TV or streaming box.
The button is usually at the bottom left or top right on most Xfinity remote controls. However, the latest Xfinity voice remote controls do not have a setup button as they use automatic RF pairing to pair to your TV.
Question: Why is my TV not responding to my Xfinity remote?
Answer: First, check the batteries if your TV is not responding to your Xfinity remote. Ensure no obstructions are blocking the TV’s IR sensor.
Additionally, point the remote directly at the TV if you still have trouble controlling your paired devices. Look for signal interference from other electrical appliances such as microwaves, baby monitors, Bluetooth speakers, and cordless phones.