Wondering how to program DirecTV remote to Onn TV? Wouldn’t it be much more convenient if we could just program the receiver remote to our TV?
With DirecTV and Onn TV that is completely possible so keep reading to learn how!
To program a DirecTV remote to Onn TV, start with preparing your setup and inspecting your cables.
After that, initiate the pairing by pressing the “MUTE” button and “SELECT” button on your remote, wait for the blinking, and enter the Onn TV code – “10178”.
The programming might not work the first time so let’s learn more!
Can you Pair DirecTV Remote to Onn TV?
In short, Yes. However, particular conditions must be met in order to connect the DirecTV remote to an Onn TV of any model.
In fact, such a setup is only possible when you’ve got a DirecTV receiver in your setup, and won’t work without the device.
It is not possible to connect the remote otherwise as it is designed to work with DirecTV receiver boxes specifically.
The receiver is used by the remote to communicate with the TV and make the pairing possible, by adding the remote to a local DirecTV network.
It is of great necessity to verify that your DirecTV remote is functional.
If the remote doesn’t send any IR signal, it will not be detected by the Onn TV and therefore it’ll not connect. To verify that the remote control works, press any button and check the front LED.
How to Program DirecTV Remote to Onn TV?
Note: Verify that your DirecTV remote is paired to the receiver, before programming it to a TV.
Test that by pressing any buttons on the remote and waiting for a response from the receiver.
1. Prepare your Setup
The first and most essential step is to prepare your setup for the pairing.
After clarifying that your DirecTV remote needs a receiver to work with a third-party TV, it’s also necessary to inspect the cable box’s connection to your setup.
Quick Fact: Your DirecTV needs to detect the receiver during programming!
Here are all cables connections as well as essential factors to inspect:
- The power cable of your Onn television
- The HDMI cable plugging your receiver and TV
- The power cord of the DirecTV receiver
- The coaxial cable of the DirecTV cable box
Verify that all of the following cables are in proper condition and securely attached to their respective ports.
In addition, the remote must be functional in order to program with any model of Onn TV so carry out the necessary inspections.
Note: The LED of the DirecTV remote should flash in green when pressing any button!
2. Start the Pairing Process
After preparing your setup and all devices are accounted for and ready to go, it’s time to start the pairing.
The next step is to get the remote to be recognized by the Onn TV, as all you have to do is hold a combination of buttons for a couple of seconds.
- Locate the “MUTE” and the “SELECT” buttons on your DirecTV remote!
Here’s how to start the pairing between your remote and TV:
- Point the remote towards the Onn television.
- Press and hold the “SELECT” and “MUTE” buttons.
- Keep holding the buttons for about 5 – 10 seconds.
- Release the buttons once your remote flashes twice.
To indicate that the remote is ready to move on to the next step of programming, it will flash twice in green.
The flashes will be rapid, so pay attention to the front LED of the remote!
3. Insert the Correct TV Code
In order for the Onn TV to detect the remote, you must enter a specific TV pairing code.
When inserted, the pairing codes make the remote “discoverable” to the TV and send IR signals to the receiver, in your case, the Onn TV.
Here’s how to insert the TV pairing code after the pairing was initiated:
- Wait for the remote to blink in green twice.
- Insert “10178” on the keypad of your remote.
- Check if the remote will blink two more times.
Info: If the pairing code was recognized and accepted by the TV, your remote will have another round of flashing to indicate the pairing.
Onn TV Codes for DirecTV?
If the code we listed above didn’t work for you, here are some proven codes you can use:
|Onn TV release date||Released before 2015||Released 2015-2020||Released after 2020|
|Code||12434, 13559, 11665||11868, 12049, 12290||10178|
Tip: If necessary, test with all of the codes in the table above!
4. Finalize the Pairing
After inserting the pairing code, we’re almost done with the programming. In fact, the last step is to verify that the remote was actually programmed to the TV, by triggering a particular software function using the remote control.
The accepted way of testing the programming is to press the “Power” button on your DirecTV remote.
If the TV shuts down, it means that the remote is paired. Otherwise, you’ll have to repeat steps #2 and #3 to program the DirecTV remote.
How to Program DirecTV Remote to Onn Roku TV?
Programming a DirecTV remote to an Onn TV of the Roku series is the same, but you’ll just have to insert a different TV pairing code.
Before we start, go back to step #1 from our guide above and verify that your setup is prepared for the programming.
Here’s how to program a DirecTV remote to a Roku series Onn TV:
- Point the remote towards the Roku TV.
- Hold the “MUTE” and “SELECT” buttons.
- Wait for the remote to flash twice in green.
- Insert the “535” TV pairing code.
- Press the “TV” button on the remote.
- Hold the “MUTE” and “SELECT” buttons again.
- Insert “962” on your remote’s keypad.
- Hit the “TV” button again.
- Press the power button on your remote.
It is required to insert individual pairing codes since the technology of Roku Onn TVs is a little different.
There are two separate codes that’ll allow for a DirecTV remote to completely program to an Onn Roku TV, responsible for controlling the different functions of the device.
Can’t Program DirecTV Remote to Onn TV?
Here’s what to do if you couldn’t program the DirecTV remote to Onn TV:
Method #1 Power Cycle
Unplug your Onn Roku TV and DirecTV receiver from the power. Wait for 5 minutes and reconnect the power cord of the devices to perform a power circulation.
Method #2 Check Batteries
Replace the batteries inserted in your DirecTV remote control and then test the programming process. Insert only fresh batteries that are proven to function correctly.
Method #3 Verify the Code
Make sure that you’ve tried all of the pairing codes listed in step #3, to pair your DirecTV remote control to the Onn TV. Try twice with each of the codes in the table above.
Method #4 Reset TV/Receiver
One of the ultimate solutions is to reset both your Onn TV and DirecTV receiver to factory settings and re-attempt the programming.
Keep in mind that the reset will erase all settings and configurations from your Onn TV so create a backup of all configurations.
Method #5 Contact Support
If all else fails, search for help at DirecTV Support Center, where you’ll be connected to an employee. If you’re hesitant that your problem is with your TV, then go to Onn Customer Care.
The answer to “how to program DirecTV remote” is pressing the “SELECT” and “MUTE” buttons on the device while pointing towards the TV.
Once the front LED has flashed twice, insert the Onn TV pairing code and press the “Power” button on the remote.
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