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How to Program an RCA Universal Remote (2023)

How to Program an RCA Universal Remote (2023)
How to Program an RCA Universal Remote (2023)

How to Program an RCA Universal Remote (2023)

How to Program an RCA Universal Remote (2023)


Do you want to program your RCA remote? then this article is for you

You can use one remote rather than numerous ones by programming your RCA Universal remote to operate with your TV or other devices using the instructions in this article. Universal remotes manufactured in 2016 or later must follow the instructions.\



Auto-programming is the easiest method for programming an RCA universal remote. Follow these steps:

  1. Turn on the TV or device you want to use with the universal remote.

  2. Press and release the TV button on the RCA Universal Remote. (The red light on the remote will begin to flash)

  3. Now simultaneously press and hold the Power and TV buttons on the RCA Universal Remote. The on/off button will be illuminated and then turn off. After a moment, the button will relight, it should remain on.

  4. Aim the RCA Universal Remote at the TV. Release both the on/off button and the TV button on the RCA Universal Remote simultaneously.

  5. Next, press and release the Play button on the RCA remote. The TV or component should turn off after about five seconds. If there is no response, continue to press the Play button until the TV or other device you are programming turns off.

  6. Now press the reverse button. If the TV or device does not turn back on, continue to hit the reverse button until it does.

  7. Press the stop button once the TV has turned back on, this will save the programming settings.

  8. Your RCA universal remote is now ready to use.

Note: If the auto programming method didn’t work for you, move to the Direct Code Programming option.


The auto-programming function is not always effective. Your RCA universal remote came with a codebook, which has thousands of codes from almost every TV manufacturer. To use it, follow these steps:

  1. Read the TV device section of the codebook included with the RCA Universal Remote.

    Note: The codebook included with the RCA Universal Remote has thousands of codes compatible with different TVs, Blu-ray Players, and Soundbars.

  2. Find your TV brand in the codebook.

  3. Circle the potential codes.

    Note: RCA Universal Codes are numeric and vary in length depending on the brand of the device. For example, an LG Television Universal Remote code looks like this. “11423”

  4. Hold down the TV button, the power light will become illuminated.

  5. Keep holding the TV button as you input the marked code using the numeric buttons on the RCA Universal Remote. An example code is 11423 for an LG Television.

  6. If the power light remains illuminated, you have entered the code correctly. If the light flashes four times, you’ll need to attempt another code.

  7. Once the proper code has been entered, release the TV button.

  8. Test the various functions, including volume, menu, etc.

Note: There are some codes that will only control half of the remote. You’ll still need to test various codes until the remote functions correctly.


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