How to Program an RCA Universal Remote Control

Program your RCA remote to work with your TV without code search instructions.


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You Will Need

  • RCA universal remote control
  • TV
  • Other devices (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Find TV button

    Find the TV device button near the top of your remote, usually in the top right corner.

  2. To program other devices, follow these steps using the Other Device buttons on the remote.

  3. Step 2

    Find the on-off button

    Find the power button near the top of the remote, usually located in the middle at the top.

  4. Step 3

    Press and hold buttons

    Press and hold the TV button; the TV button will illuminate. Then press and hold the power button at the same time.

  5. Step 4

    Release the buttons

    Release both buttons once the remote buttons below blink. The TV button should now stay illuminated.

  6. If the TV button does not stay illuminated, repeat the process making sure to hold the buttons down a little longer after you see the other buttons blink.

  7. Step 5

    Press and hold play

    Point the remote at your TV with the TV turned off. Press and hold the play button at the bottom of the remote.

  8. Step 6

    Hold the play button

    Hold the play button down until the TV turns on. You'll see the TV button blink as it transmits codes to the TV.

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