Program the remote for your TV

You can program the remote control to operate your TV, as well as the TV Box. Although the Installation Specialist programmed it for you at installation time, this procedure is provided to help you do it yourself, if necessary.

It is important to note that the Google Fiber remote control is not designed to fully control external audio equipment.  Although you can control some basic functions like volume up and volume down, if you want the convenience of using one remote to control all of your devices (TV, Google Fiber TV Box, and audio equipment), you might consider purchasing a universal remote control, such as the Logitech Harmony remote.

Use any of the following methods to program the remote.

To program the remote by TV brand search (recommended method):

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

  2. On the Google Fiber remote control, press and hold the tv and ok buttons together for three seconds.

    The tv button blinks twice and then stays on.

  3. Release both buttons.

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

    See TV brand codes for a list of TV brands and the code for each.

    After you enter the fourth digit of the TV brand code, the TV Power button blinks twice and then stays on.

    If it blinks several times and then turns off, the code was invalid. Go back to the previous step, and try again. If it fails again, try the manual programming method.

  5. Pause for three seconds.

  6. Press and hold tv until the TV turns off.

    While you hold the tv button down, the remote control tests each code for the specified brand until it finds the right one. When it finds the right code, it turns the TV off.

    If the tv button starts blinking, it means that it tried all of the codes, but none were successful. Repeat the process. If it fails again, try the manual programming method.

  7. When the TV turns off, release tv.

  8. Press  tv to turn on the TV.

  9. Press ok to exit programming mode, and confirm that the programming worked.

To program the remote by manual method​:

  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 3 buttons together for three seconds.

    The tv button blinks twice and then stays on.

  3. Release both buttons.

  4. Enter the code for the TV model.

    See TV model codes for a list of TV models and the code for each.

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

    If the tv button blinks quickly, it indicates that the code was invalid. Go back to the previous step, and try again.

  5. Press tv.

    If you try all the codes on the list but none are successful, try the IR learning method.

    • If the TV turns off, press ok to exit programming mode, and confirm that the programming worked.

    • If the TV does not turn off, go back to the previous step, and try the next code on the list.

To program the remote by IR learning:

This programming method requires the original remote control that came with the TV, 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 together for three seconds.

    The tv button blinks twice and then stays on.

  3. Release both buttons.

  4. Press the first learnable button that you want to program.

    The learnable buttons are:

    The  tv button LED turns on.

    • tv
    • input
    • vol up/down

    You can program the vol upvol down, and  buttons to control an audio device, if you want. For example, if you use a sound system as the audio output for your TV, you can program the vol up, vol down, and  buttons to control your sound system and program the  tv and input buttons to control your TV. 

    To program buttons to control your sound system, simply follow this procedure using your original sound system remote for those buttons.

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

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

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

To confirm that the programming worked:

  1. Press  tv to turn the TV on and off.

  2. Press input to change the source of input on the TV (such as from the TV Box or from a connected Blu-ray player or other device).

  3. Press vol up/down to change the volume.

  4. Press  to toggle between muted and normal audio.

These are the only buttons on the remote that control the TV. If they behave as expected, the remote control programming is successful.