Wondering how to pair Sky Glass remote to TV? We’re here to guide you through the pairing!
Setting up a Sky Glass remote control to a Sky product or a third-party TV is possible as long as the programming process is completed correctly.
In this guide, we’ll review the entire pairing process from end to end and pair your Sky remote control to a television quickly and efficiently.
To pair a Sky Glass remote to a TV, hold the “7” and “9” buttons on the remote’s keypad until the connection prompt appears on the screen. After that, highlight the “Continue” button and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Sky remote control pairing.
Let’s investigate the programming process!
Can You Program Sky Glass Remote to TV?
The Sky Glass remote control uses an RF radio signal (Bluetooth) to communicate with the TV or receiver.
Hence, the remote is only compatible with devices that also function on the same type of radio frequency, so a standard IR remote will not recognise and connect with your TV.
Programming the remote control to a Sky Glass TV, a Sky Puck, or a Sky Q box is also possible through the system settings of the device.
To establish a connection between the remote control and a third-party TV device, you must identify whether the RF signal is supported by the system!
Is Your Sky Glass Remote Working?
To identify if the Sky Glass remote control is functional, you must determine if the backlight is lit by covering the buttons of the device with your hands.
Typically, the backlight won’t be lit if the batteries of the remote control are weak or the device has encountered a functionality issue.
- So, hold the Sky Glass remote control in your hands and cover the buttons slightly.
Then, check if there is a backlight in white colour behind the plastic cover after pressing any remote buttons.
Warning: A damaged Sky remote won’t complete the programming setup error-free!
How to Pair Sky Glass Remote to TV (Sky Puck/SkyGlass)
Fortunately, programming a Bluetooth remote is as simple as holding a combination of buttons on the remote control simultaneously.
The first step is to put the remote control into a “Pairing Mode,” so it can be recognised by the Sky Glass or Sky Stream Puck device.
Let’s investigate the programming process of the Sky Glass remote control:
1. Hold “7” and “9” Sky Remote Buttons!
The first step is to activate the pairing mode of the Sky Glass remote control by pressing the “7” and “9” keypad buttons continuously.
You must remember that only one Bluetooth remote can be paired to your Sky Puck/Glass at a time.
If the system has recognised the Sky remote control, you will be automatically forwarded to the pairing procedure.
All instructions necessary for completing the pairing will be on the screen.
Note: The system won’t recognise the remote if the batteries are worn out!
2. Hold the “Voice” Button on the Remote
The Sky system is primarily operated via the assistance of the voice control feature.
During the programming process, press and hold the “Voice” button on the remote and pronounce a voice command to operate the system of the Sky product.
When pairing the remote to a Sky product, you must verify that the Sky Glass or Sky Puck isn’t in Standby Mode.
This functionality mode allows the device to receive firmware updates and deactivates the functionality of the remote until the corresponding operating mode is disabled.
How to Exit Standby Mode On Sky Glass or Sky Puck?
The Standby Mode of the Sky Glass or the Sky Puck activates after the device idling for one hour.
Since the Sky Glass remote control is still not programmed, exiting the Standby mode is only possible by unplugging the device from power and connecting it back.
After restarting the system of the Sky product, hold the “7” and “9” buttons again to put the Sky Glass remote control into pairing mode again and proceed with the pairing procedure.
Note: Verify that all cables of the Sky product are plugged securely into the connector!
3. Test the Remote’s Programming
The last step to programming the Sky Glass remote to TV is to test whether the programming between the remote and the Sky device was successful.
- So, press the “Power” button to turn off the Sky device or the “VOL” buttons to test the pairing.
The RF signal of the Sky Glass remote functions without a direct line of sight so that you can communicate with the Sky product from any location in your room.
However, you must verify that the Sky product is a receiver power supply and that all the cables are connected securely.
Note: If the TV is still not recognising the remote, repeat the last step at least three times!
How to Program Sky Glass Remote to Third-Party TV?
In case you’re programming the Sky Glass remote control to a third-party TV and not the original Sky Glass, there could be quite alternative steps based on the TV’ settings.
Since the Sky Glass remote uses Bluetooth technology, the TV must be compatible with RF signals!
How to Check if TV Supports RF Signal?
A standard, non-smart TV would only support IR remote signal, so consult with the TV device’s user manual or Google the TV model to investigate the compatibility.
A TV supporting IR and RF signals has a “Remote Connect” prompt in the settings.
Here are the steps to program a Sky Glass remote to a third-party TV:
1. Set Sky Remote in a “Pairing” Mode!
There’s a standard method to put the Sky Glass remote into “Pairing” mode so it could become discoverable by other wireless devices.
As already established, you must hold the “7” and “9” buttons on the keypad to put the remote into pairing mode.
Note: The activation of the pairing mode is identical on both Sky Glass and third-party TVs!
2. Add the Sky Glass Remote to the TV
Once the Sky system has recognised the remote control, you will be prompted to proceed with the next step of the setup, which requires holding another combination of buttons.
The instructions to complete the programming will be displayed on the screen of the Sky device.
To proceed with the programming process, hold the “1” and “3” keypad buttons.
If the system doesn’t recognise the Bluetooth signal of the remote, you will be prompted to hold the keypad buttons again.
The system advises holding the “1” and “3” keypad buttons for about 5 seconds for the system to recognise the Sky Glass remote control.
Note: To finalise the pairing, follow the on-screen instructions remaining from the prompt.
3. Input Your TV’s Programming Code
The pairing code should be displayed on the screen after selecting “Sky” as the pairing remote!
The next step is to input the programming code numbers in a consecutive order to finalise the pairing between the remote and the third-party TV device.
Input the pairing code through the Sky Glass remote and wait.
If the connection attempt was successful, your TV should display “Success” and recognise the Sky Glass remote control.
That was how to pair Sky Glass Puck remote to TV, and if the setup didn’t work for you, continue with some quick and easy troubleshooting steps…
Sky Glass Remote Control Won’t Pair?
A defective or malfunctioning Sky Glass remote control will not program to the TV device.
Keep reading to uncover helpful troubleshooting methods to fix the issue quickly, without much hurdle!
1. Replace the Remote Batteries!
The first step is to replace the battery set of the Sky Glass remote control, as weak batteries will deactivate the functionality of the device.
The Sky Glass remote control uses 2 AAA batteries, so access the battery compartment and replace the old units.
2. Power Cycle Your Television
It’s likely that the remote won’t pair due to an underlying issue with the receiver or the TV device.
To address non-lasting system errors of the Sky Glass or third-party TV, unplug the device from the electrical power supply and wait for 60 seconds before reconnecting.
3. Perform a Reset on the Remote
To factory reset the Sky Glass remote control, take out the battery units of the remote and hold the “Power” button for 30 consecutive seconds.
This will reset the system of the Sky remote as well as the RF radio connectivity, resolving issues with the remote programming procedure.
To pair Sky Glass remote to TV, hold the “7” and “9” buttons on the remote control and then the “1” and “3” buttons.
Wait until the Sky Glass displays a “Connect your remote” prompt and check if the signalising message announces successful Sky programming.
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