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If the information in this article doesn't match what you have, see the help for your version of Fiber TV. Learn more about different versions of Fiber TV.

Program the remote for your TV

When installing your Google Fiber TV, your Installation Specialist programmed your remote control's IR mode to operate your TV. However, you can program the remote yourself if needed.

If you're looking for help with pairing the remote with your Fiber TV Box, see these instructions instead.

Ways to program the remote for your TV

  • TV brand code: The quickest way to program the remote. You simply enter the 4-digit code for your TV brand.

  • TV model code: With this method, you need to enter the code for your specific model of TV.

  • IR learning: With this method, you program each "learnable" button on the remote, using the original remote for your TV or audio equipment.

Controlling audio equipment

The Fiber remote control isn't designed to fully control audio equipment, such as audio receivers. However, you can use IR learning to program the volume up/down and mute buttons to work with your audio equipment. Simply follow the IR learning procedure below, using your original sound system remote for those buttons.

Try a universal remote: If you want the convenience of using one remote to control all of your devices—TV, Fiber TV Box, and audio equipment—consider purchasing a universal remote control, such as the Logitech Harmony remote.

Before programming your remote

There are two versions of the Fiber remote: one with a live button and one without. Make sure you follow the instructions that apply to your remote:

Remote with live button Remote without live button

Program the Fiber remote (with live button)

To program the remote by TV brand code (recommended)
  1.  Find the 4-digit code for your TV brand.

  2. Turn on the TV using the TV's original remote control.

  3. On the Google Fiber remote control, press and hold the tv and ok buttons at the same time for 3 seconds.

    The tv button blinks twice and then stays on.

  4. Release both buttons.

  5. Enter the 4-digit code for your TV brand.

    After you enter the TV brand code, the tv button blinks twice and then stays on.

    If the tv button blinks several times and then turns off, the code is invalid. Go back to step 2, and try again. If it fails again, try programming by TV model code.

  6. Pause for 3 seconds.

  7. Press and hold Search icon until the TV turns off or on.

  8. Release Search icon and press exit to confirm and lock in your TV code.

    If your remote controls only some functions of your TV—for example, it turns your TV on and off but doesn't control the volume—try programming by TV model code until you find a code that works for your TV.

To program the remote by TV model code
  1. Find the codes for your TV model.

  2. Turn on the TV using the TV's original remote control.

  3. On the Google Fiber remote control, press and hold the 1 and 3 buttons at the same time for 3 seconds.

    The tv button blinks twice and then stays on.

  4. Release both buttons.

  5. Enter the first code for the TV model.

    After you enter TV model code, the tv button blinks slowly.

    If the tv button blinks quickly, the code is invalid. Go back to and follow step 2, and try another code.

  6. Press tv.

    • If the TV turns off, turn it back on and confirm successful programming.

    • If the TV does not turn off, or other TV buttons don't work, go back to the previous step, and try the next code on the list.

    If you try all the codes on the list and none are successful, try programming by IR learning.

To program the remote by IR learning

With the IR learning programming method, you program the following "learnable" buttons on your Fiber TV remote:

  • tv

  • input

  •  vol up/down

  •  mute 

  •   left, right, up, down arrow and ok buttons (for your TV's input selection)

Before you begin, make sure you have the original remote control that came with the TV or audio equipment, as well as the Google Fiber remote control.

  1. Turn on the TV using the TV's original remote control.

  2. On the Google Fiber remote control, press and hold the 1 and 5 buttons at the same time for 3 seconds.

    The tv button blinks twice and then stays on.

  3. Release both buttons.

  4. Press and release the first learnable button you want to program. The  tv button LED turns on.

  5. Hold the original TV remote control about two inches from the Google Fiber remote control, and point the infrared sensors toward each other.

  6. Press and hold the button on the original TV remote that you want to program on the Google Fiber remote.

    • If the learning works, the  TV power button on the Google Fiber remote blinks twice, and the LED stays on.
    • If the learning doesn't work, the  TV power button does not blink. Try again.
  7. Press the next learnable button you want to program, and repeat the two previous steps.

  8. Repeat the process for each learnable button you want to program.

  9. When you finish programming the learnable buttons, press exit to exit programming mode, and confirm successful programming.

To confirm successful programming
  1. Press  tv to turn the TV on and off.

  2. Press input to change the source of input on the TV—for example, change the source to the Fiber TV Box, a connected Blu-ray player, or other connected device.

    For 5 seconds after pressing the input button, the left, right, up, down arrow and ok buttons control your TV input selection rather than the TV Box. Some TV brands support only two of the four arrow buttons: either up and down or left and right.

    If you press one of these buttons during the 5-second period, the   tv button illuminates. If you press any other button during the 5-second period, TV mode is canceled.

  3. Press  to change the volume.

  4. Press  to mute and unmute audio.

You've now tested all of the buttons that work with your TV. If they function as expected, your remote is successfully programmed.

Program the Fiber remote (without live button)

To program the remote by TV brand code (recommended)
  1.  Find the 4-digit code for your TV brand.

  2. Turn on the TV using the TV's original remote control.

  3. On the Google Fiber remote control, press and hold the tv and ok buttons at the same time for 3 seconds.

    The tv button blinks twice and then stays on.

  4. Release both buttons.

  5. Enter the 4-digit code for the TV brand.

    The TV power button blinks twice and then stays on.

    If the power button blinks several times and then turns off, the brand code is invalid. Go back to step 2 and try again. If it fails again, try the programming by TV model code.

  6. Pause for 3 seconds.

  7. Press and hold tv until the TV turns off. Then release tv.

    If the TV doesn't turn off and the  tv button starts blinking, the remote wasn't able to find the right code to control your TV. Repeat the process. If it fails again, try the programming by TV model code.

  8. Press  tv to turn on the TV.

  9. Press ok to exit programming mode. Then confirm successful programming.

To program the remote by TV model code
  1. Find the codes for your TV model.

  2. Turn on the TV using the TV's original remote control.

  3. On the Google Fiber remote control, press and hold the 1 and 3 buttons at the same time for 3 seconds.

    The tv button blinks twice and then stays on.

  4. Release both buttons.

  5. Enter the first code for the TV model.

    The tv button blinks slowly.

    If the tv button blinks quickly, the code is invalid. Go back to and follow step 2, and then try a different code.

  6. Press tv.

    • If the TV turns off, press exit to exit programming mode. Then confirm successful programming.

    • If the TV does not turn off or other TV buttons don't work, return to step 2, and then try the next code on the list.

    If you try all the codes on the list and none are successful, try programming by IR learning.
To program the remote by IR learning

You can program the following "learnable" buttons on your Fiber TV remote:

  • tv

  • input

  • vol up/down 

  •  mute 

Before you begin, make sure you have the original remote control that came with the TV or audio equipment, as well as the Google Fiber remote control.

  1. Turn on the TV using the TV's original remote control.

  2. On the Google Fiber remote control, press and hold the 1 and 5 buttons at the same time for 3 seconds.

    The tv button blinks twice and then stays on.

  3. Release both buttons.

  4. Press and release the first learnable button you want to program. The  tv button LED turns on.

  5. Hold the original TV remote control about two inches from the Google Fiber remote control, and point the infrared sensors toward each other.

  6. Press and hold the button on the original TV remote that you want to program on the Google Fiber remote.

    • If the learning works, the  TV power button on the Google Fiber remote blinks twice, and the LED stays on.

    • If the learning does not work, the   TV power button does not blink. Try again.

  7. Press the next learnable button you want to program, and repeat the two previous steps.

  8. Repeat the process for each learnable button you want to program.

  9. When you finish programming the learnable buttons, press ok to exit programming mode, and confirm successful programming.

To confirm successful programming
  1. Press  tv to turn the TV on and off.

  2. Press input to change the source of input on the TV—for example, change the source to the Fiber TV Box, a connected Blu-ray player, or other connected device.

  3. Press  to change the volume.

  4. Press  to mute and unmute audio.

You've now tested all of the buttons that work with your TV. If they function as expected, your remote is successfully programmed.

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