Can’t keep track of all your remote controls? Tired of digging around your couch cushions? A universal remote can make watching TV, listening to music and playing video games more manageable by combining multiple remotes into one. By imitating the signals sent by your original remotes, a universal remote will allow you to control multiple devices at once. They can turn your devices on and off, scroll through menus and access most other features found on your original remotes.
Programming a universal remote doesn’t need to be a daunting task. There are three common programming options that make setting up your universal remote simple.
Auto-programming, also called auto code search, allows you to program your remote without needing any additional information, like remote codes. To auto-program your remote, follow these easy steps:
Auto-programming is not the only option for programming your universal remote — direct code entry is another way to connect to your TV or other devices. Unlike auto-programming, this option requires the correct code to be entered for each device. Some devices might have a code sheet on them that you can reference, or you can find device codes by searching online.
If you don’t have access to the specific codes for your devices, brand code search is another option to program your remote. Like auto-programming, brand code search allows you to look for a specific device code using your remote. The difference here is you will need to know the brand code of your device or look it up online.
No matter which option you choose, remember to check that your remote has batteries before you start programming. And, make sure you can point your universal remote at the device you’re connecting to; otherwise, you won’t be able to program your remote. For more help with devices or services, check out CenturyLink’s television support page.
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