How to Program DirecTV Remote to Samsung TV

If you are asking yourself how to program your DirecTV remote to Samsung TV,  then you are not alone. I have seen this question asked a lot of times, especially on online forum platforms.

Today, in this guide, you will discover how to program it properly for it to work.

DirecTV remote is not only convenient but it also helps to keep your space clean once you have programmed it with other devices in your home.

With this controller, you are able to control your TV from your convenient space and a lot more… Keep reading to find out how to program it.

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How to Program a DirecTV Remote to Samsung TV

Programming the DirecTV remote to your Samsung TV is possible. But certain conditions must be met: The devices must be compatible and in working position to be programmed.

Below are the steps to follow:

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Step 1: Prepare Your Devices

To prepare the devices, you need to have your Samsung TV remote and DirecTV remote with active batteries which are not low but full.

Also, you will have your DirecTV receiver connected to your Samsung TV via  HDMI cable in order to have this process completed.

Once you have everything ready. Power and turn on your Samsung TV as well as the DirecTV receiver. Then you can proceed to the next steps.

Step 2: Select the Remote Programming Menu

Check once again to be sure every to working properly. Follow the instructions below:

  • Get your DirecTV remote and double-check if everything is working correctly
  • Press the MENU Button on the DirecTV remote
  • Go to Settings and press Remote Control => Program Remote

Step 3: Pair DirecTV Remote Using Samsung TV Code

Once in the programming menu, leave the DirecTV menu in an Idle mode for a second and perform a special programming process for your TV to recognize the remote.

  • Take your DirecTV remote and point it towards your Samsung TV.
  • Press and hold the Select and Mute buttons on your DirecTV remote
  • Hold the buttons until the LED on the top of the remote blinks twice.
  • Release the button and input the Samsung TV code, which should be “54000”

There are two Samsung TV codes. The new generation of Samsung TVs uses the code – 54000 while the old generation of the Samsung TVs use – 0101.

If you are not entirely sure of which generation you have, I will suggest you try both codes to see which one works for you.

Step 4:  Select Your TV

Still, in the Program remote tab, you will need to follow these instructions to program the TV.

  • In the Program Remote tab, select Pair/Program Remote
  • Click on “ Change TV
  • Now, the Samsung TV will Redirect you to the next tab.
  • In the search field, use the arrow keys of your remote to write down the brand of your TV ( Samsung TV).
  • Then click the Ok Button once.

If you were unable to select your TV brand, then you can choose “ I don’t know your TVs Brand”

Step 5: Final Setup

After you have selected your TV brand from the drop-down menu, you can finalize the programming by pressing the power button.

To be sure if it’s programmed well if the power button shuts down the TV and not the receiver, then the programming was successful.

If after pressing the power button it does nothing, then there could be a temporary glitch. but it doesn’t mean the process was not successful.

We test it with a different method.

Press the volume button and check if the volume levels will change accordingly.

However, if both tests do not reflect in the Samsung TV, there may be a problem somewhere that needs to be investigated.

Issues that May Cause the Programming not to Work

The above steps should get your DirecTV remote programmed to your Samsung TV provided all conditions are met.

However, sometimes, things don’t always go as planned.  In such a case, you can try out these tips below to get the issue fixed.

Since there are three devices involved in this process, it could either be the TV, the Remote, or the receiver.

Solution 1: Troubleshoot the DirecT Remote

Sometimes, the issue is with DirecTV itself and you may need to troubleshoot it to fix the problem.

Here are some suggestions to help you troubleshoot the remote;

Power Cycle the Remote

Here is how to power cycle your DirecTV remote:

  • Remote the Remote’s batteries
  • Press each button and hold it down for 5 seconds
  • Put the compartment back together
  • Now Test

Change the Batteries

If the above didn’t work, you can also replace the batteries of the remote because if the batteries are low or dead, the programming won’t work.

Here are steps to follow to replace the remote batteries.

  • Unscrew the battery compartment on the bottom of the TV.
  • Remove the old batteries
  • Grab a fresh set of batteries and insert them into your remote

Solution 2: Hard Reset the Receiver/Samsung TV

If you experience your remote not connecting with the TV, then you will need to perhaps hard reset the device. Hopefully, it will solve the problem.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Unplug your receiver’s power adapter and wait for 5 minutes
  • also, unplug the TV’s power cable and plug back the receiver
  • After another 5 minutes, plug in the TV and start your configuration

Once both of the devices have been booted, then you can go back to step #3 and do the programming all over again.

Once you have done all these troubleshooting steps, you can try and interact with the TV again and see if it works. Otherwise, start the programming process again.

Final Thoughts

Programming your DirecTV remote to your Samsung TV is not a complex process provided everything is working properly.

The process is outlined above and you should be able to execute it successfully without too much hassle.

If you are unable to do so, then you will need to explore the troubleshooting ideas above by checking the remote batteries and unplugging both the receiver and the TV. Then continue with the programming again.

Hopefully, you found this guide helpful in your connection process.


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