If you own a DirecTV remote you can program it to control various different devices, such as DVRs, TVs, sound bars, DVD players, and more. The process to program your DirecTV remote to a receiver is very easy to carry out and only requires a few moments of your time. You don’t need to be a tech junkie or IT professional in order to program your DirecTV remote to a receiver. The only thing you need to keep in mind when programming your DirecTV remote to your receiver is that the process will vary depending on the type of DirecTV remote you own and the device you’re attempting to program the remote to.

Most users own a universal DirecTV remote, as these remotes can be programmed to various receivers, without much effort. If you own another type of DirecTV remote though, there’s no need to worry, as outlined below are different guidelines, depending on the type of DirecTV remote you own. In order to get started and learn how to program your DirecTV remote to a receiver, follow the simple instructions below.

Program Universal DirecTV Remote to a Receiver

You can use your universal DirecTV remote to program to receivers that are both high definition and standard definition. The universal DirecTV remote is the most commonly purchased DirecTV remote, and is very easy to program to a receiver.

The process to program your DirecTV remote to a receiver depends on the whether your receiver is HD or SD. In order to program your DirecTV remote to an HD DVR or HD receiver, follow the easy instructions below.

1. Press the Menu button on your DirecTV remote.

2. Press and use the arrow button in order to highlight Settings & Help.

3. Press the Select button and select Settings.

4. Select Remote Control.

5. Select Program Remote.

6. Choose your TV, audio, or DVD device from the list that appears on your screen, and based on the device you choose, follow DirecTV’s directions in order to program your remote.

It’s as simple as that. Within a few moments, your DirecTV remote will be programmed to the receiver of your choice. If you’d like to program your DirecTV remote to an SD DVR or receiver, follow the simple instructions below.

1. Press the Menu button on your DirecTV remote.

2. Select Parental Favs & Setup.

3. Select the System Setup option.

4. Select Remote or Remote Control.

5. Select Program Remote.

6. Lastly, select the device that you would like to program your DirecTV remote to and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

It’s as simple as that. You’ve now programmed your DirecTV remote to the SD receiver of your choice. If you’d like to learn how to program a DirecTV Genie remote, then follow the instructions in the section below.

Program DirecTV Genie Remote to a Receiver

The DirecTV Genie remote, as you’ve probably noticed is a bit more advanced than the standard DirecTV remote, and therefore, the programming process is a bit different. Nonetheless, the process to program your DirecTV Genie remote doesn’t take much time, and is easy to carry out. In order to get started and program your DirecTV Genie remote, follow the simple instructions below.

How to Program DirecTV Remote to a Receiver

1. Press and hold the Mute button and the Enter buttons at the same time, while pointing your remote to your Genie device.

2. When you see a green light that blinks twice on your remote, let go of the two buttons.

3. Your TV should show an Applying IR/RF setup message on the screen. At this point, turn on the device that you’re programming for.

4. Press the Menu button on your DirecTV Genie remote.

5. Choose Settings & Help.

6. Choose Settings.

7. Choose Remote Control.

8. Choose Program Remote.

9. Select the device of your choice, and follow the on-screen instructions in order to program your Genie remote to the device.

It’s as simple as that. As you can see, the process wasn’t too complicated and can be carried out by anyone. Programming your DirecTV remote, whether it’s a universal remote or a Genie remote, only takes a few moments of your time, and is very easy to carry out.