To set up your TV, you must know how to program a Frontier remote. The goal is to make it operate as a universal remote.
It’s not a walk in the park, but we’ll walk you through the steps.
Programming your Frontier remote is a quick process. However, without the proper guide, it can be quite tricky.
We’ll show you how it’s done so you can complete it in under 10 minutes.
There are two ways to program a Frontier remote: Code Search method and manually. Either way, you will need to test your remote’s functions after programming. Once they’re all working, press OK to save the code. Your remote is now programmed.
Before we get into the details of programming, troubleshooting, and resetting your Frontier remote, below is an overview of the things you should consider.
What to Consider When Programming Frontier Remote
Your Frontier remote gives you control over your TV. It allows you to change channels and set your preferences.
Check your remote’s user guide to learn how to use its features.
✅ Remote Battery Levels
Before programming your Frontier remote, make sure the batteries are working. If the top of the remote flashes briefly, it’s working. If it doesn’t flash, it’s time to replace them.
✅ TV Remote Codes
You will need your TV remote codes to program your Frontier remote to your TV. If they are not working, check with your TV manufacturer for a possible software update.
✅ Different Methods to Program
There are two ways to program your Frontier remote. The most recommended method is the Code Search method because your device will search and try the different codes themselves.
✅ Testing Your Remote After Programming
After programming, it’s best to test your remote to make sure you can use all its functions. You will need to reprogram your remote if one feature doesn’t work.
Once you’ve made sure the remote has working batteries and secured the necessary codes, proceed to the programming steps below.
Complete Steps on How to Program a Frontier Remote
Before we discuss how to program a Frontier remote, make sure your TV is up to date.
If your TV is not running the latest software version, the remote may not work.
- To update your TV’s software to the latest version, press the Help or Home button on your remote.
Select Status and Diagnostics > System Software Update. If you do not see the update button, your device is up to date.
Now, you can proceed to program your Frontier remote.
1. Use the Code Search Method
The most recommended way of programming your Frontier remote is the Code Search method.
It’s easy and you basically let the remote do most of the work for you.
What happens when you perform the code search method is that your remote will search through all the codes stored in its memory.
Once it identifies the one for your TV, it will set it up and save it on your remote. You won’t need to press anything on your remote.
All you need to do is wait until the remote links with your TV and saves the settings.
Here’s how you can program your Frontier remote via the Code Search method:
- Turn on your TV.
- Press the OK and Live TV buttons, then hold them.
- Release the buttons at the same time and wait for the LED lights to blink twice.
- Type 9 2 2 on your remote’s keypad, then hold Play.
- Wait for your TV to turn off, then release the Play button.
Tip: Once your TV turns off, press the Enter key to finalize the programming process.
2. Locate The Frontier Remote Codes for Your TV
There are times when the code search method will not work with your TV.
Whether you are using a brand that’s not so popular, or a brand-new model, your remote will not have the information stored in its memory.
If this is the case, you want to locate the Frontier remote codes that will work for your particular TV.
You can perform the code search method again, but if it fails a couple of more times, you will need to resort to finding the code and programming your remote manually.
Here’s how to find the remote codes for your TV:
- Find the Frontier TV remote user manual that comes with your box.
- Go to the section on TV remote codes.
- Locate the remote code for your particular TV brand and model.
- Get the 4-digit code and remember it.
Pro Tip: To make it easier to remember, once you have the remote code, you can write it down and stick it to the remote.
3. Use the Manual Method to Program Your Remote
Now that you have the remote code handy for your TV, it’s time to do the manual method of programming your remote.
The advantage of this is it’s more straightforward and should save you a lot of time especially if you have your code ready and waiting.
The code search method will usually take some time for the remote to scan through all the codes.
However, with the manual method, you will be inputting the code allowing the remote to pair up with your TV more quickly.
Here’s how you can manually program your Frontier remote:
- Switch on your TV.
- Press the OK and TV buttons on your remote.
- Hold the two buttons for around 5 seconds.
- Release the buttons.
- Type the 4-digit code from Step #2.
Note: Press OK to save the code. If you successfully programmed the remote, the red light will blink three times and turn off.
4. How to Test Your Remote’s Functions After Programing
After programming your Frontier remote to pair with your TV, your job’s not done yet.
You want to make sure that your remote functions after the programming process.
For the most part, you will not have any issues with it. However, just to make sure you want to check if your remote functions properly.
Here’s how to know if your remote functions correctly after programming:
- On your Frontier remote, press the TV button.
- Your TV should turn on.
- Adjust the volume, then check the Mute button.
- Enter channel numbers and connect to the correct one.
- Press the Input button, then press OK.
Note: The LED indicator light on your remote will blink three times, then you’ll know that your remote is programmed and working correctly.
5. Troubleshooting Your Frontier Remote
Sometimes, you can run into other issues after programming your Frontier remote.
One of the most common problems you’re going to face is your remote will only partially function.
Some buttons are not working correctly, so you’ll need to perform a quick fix to get it to work.
Here’s what you should do to restore the functions on your remote:
- Find the button that’s not working on your remote.
- Press and hold that button.
- Release it as soon as the function starts to work.
- Press the OK button to save the code.
- Wait for the LED light to blink three times and go off.
6. Resetting Your Frontier Remote
Finally, it’s not all the time that your Frontier remote will work right away.
There are times when it can be so stubborn that you’ll feel like it’s impossible to program your remote.
This is especially true with remotes that you have programmed over and over again.
You might think that they can get confused, but the software is overloaded and needs a good refresh.
Here’s how to reset your Frontier remote:
- Press and hold the OK and Num 2 buttons simultaneously.
- Wait for around 5 to 10 seconds before releasing them.
- The LED light on your remote will blink twice and stay lit.
- Press 9 0 0 until the LED light blinks thrice and turns off.
Pro Tip: When the LED light turns off, this is the indicator that your remote has reset successfully and you can now program it.
Follow these steps and you should be able to program your Frontier remote in no time.
Whether you’re pairing it with your box or your TV, these steps will help you pair it up with the device of your choice.
If you run into issues during the programming process, contact Frontier customer support to ask for assistance.
Now that you know how to program a Frontier remote, you can now enjoy watching your favorite movies and TV shows without walking to your TV. It’s a fairly quick and painless process, but things can go wrong.
You want to be ready and have all the necessary information on hand so you don’t panic and make the situation worse.
Finn Wheatley holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from UCL, London. He helped small data science consultancy firms, helping large corporations to grow their data capabilities, deploy advanced machine learning-based analytics and troubleshoot tech-related issues.