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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.

The Google Fiber remote control is not designed to fully control external audio equipment. Although you can control 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.

Before programming your remote, determine which Fiber remote you have. With the exception of a live button, the devices are nearly identical. Check to see which remote you have; then select the instructions that apply.

Fiber remote control
To program the remote by TV brand search (recommended)
  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 at the same time 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.

    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 is invalid. Go back to and follow step 2, and then 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 successful programming.

To program the remote manually
  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 at the same time 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.

    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 and follow step 2, and then try a different code.

  5. Press tv.

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

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

    • If the TV does not turn off or other TV buttons don't work, return to and follow step 2, and then 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 at the same time for three 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 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. 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  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 (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.

The tv, input, vol up/down, and mute/unmute buttons are the only buttons that control the TV. If they function as expected, your remote is successfully programmed.

Fiber remote control (with live button)
To program the remote by TV brand search (recommended)
  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 at the same time 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.

    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 is invalid. Go back to and follow step 2, and then try again. If it fails again, try the manual programming method.

  5. Pause for three seconds.

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

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

    If you've completed these steps and your remote does not control all aspects of your TV, for example, it can turn your TV on and off, but can't control the volume, use the manual programming method until you find a model code that works for your TV.

To program the remote manually
  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 at the same time 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.

    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 and follow step 2, and then try another code.

  5. Press tv.

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

    • 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.

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 at the same time for three 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.

    The learnable buttons are:

    • tv
    • input
    • vol up/down
    • ok
    • direction buttons: left, right, up, down

    You can program the vol upvol down, and  buttons to control an audio device. 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  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 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 (such as from the TV Box or from a connected Blu-ray player or other device).

    For five seconds after pressing the input button, the left, right, up, down and ok buttons control your TV (rather than the TV Box). Some TV brands support only two of the four direction buttons; either up and down or left and right.
    Pressing one of these buttons during the five-second period illuminates the   tv button on the remote. (During normal operation, these buttons cause the LED on the TV Box to illuminate.) Pressing any other button during the five-second period cancels the TV mode.

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

  4. Press  to toggle between muted and normal audio.

The tv, input, left, right, up, down, ok, vol up/down, and mute/unmute buttons are the only buttons that control the TV. If they function as expected, your remote is successfully programmed.

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