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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.

About Your Remote

This article applies to customers who have Fiber TV. If you have an NVIDIA SHIELD TV, please view this article on the SHIELD Remote.

Remote control modes

The remote control that comes with your Google Fiber TV system (model GFRM100 or GFRM200) has two modes:

  • Infrared (IR): Controls your television. For this mode, the remote needs to be in the line of sight with the TV to control it. IR controls your television's power, volume, mute, and input.

  • Bluetooth®: Controls your Fiber TV Box. For this mode, the remote doesn't need line of sight with the TV Box, so you can control your Fiber TV even when you're in another room. Bluetooth controls all functions on the remote, except  volume, mute, and input.

Programming the remote

Distance limit

The remote must be within 10 meters (about 30 feet) of the TV and TV Box, assuming there are no obstructions for IR mode and no significant obstructions for Bluetooth mode.

Low battery indicators

If the batteries are low, the TV and TV Box lights flash when you press the buttons on the remote, and a message appears on your TV screen. You can also check the remote's battery level at any time on the Remote Settings page.

Safety information

For safety information about your remote see the product info.

Button function quick reference

 

Button Function
 tv box Toggles between turning on the TV Box and putting it in standby mode.
 tv Toggles between turning the TV on and off. If this button doesn't work with your TV, you can program your remote.
input

Cycles through the types of input to your TV, such as Fiber TV, a Blu-ray player, a game box, or something similar. The way you select an input can differ, depending on the model of Fiber remote you have:

  • Model GFRM100. Press the input button to cycle through the inputs on your TV.

  • Model GFRM200 (with live button). For 5 seconds after you press the input button, the left, right, up, down and ok buttons control your TV input rather than the TV Box. Note that some TV brands support only two of the four direction buttons: either up/down or left/right.

    For some TVs, you can also pess the input button to cycle through the inputs on your TV.

    If you press any other button during the 5-second period, TV mode is canceled.

If this button doesn't work with your TV, you can program your remote.

Stops playing the current recording and returns to the last content you were watching.
Records the content you are watching. Also, schedules recording of a program highlighted on the on-screen guide. Press it again to display recording options.

Top button: Plays the highlighted or selected show. Also resumes play after pausing.

Bottom button: Pauses the content you're watching. Press the pause button repeatedly to advance forward one frame at a time. Hold down the pause button to play the content in slow motion.

Rewinds the content you're watching. Doesn't work while play is paused.

Fast-forwards the content you're watching. Doesn't work while play is paused.

To resume playback when fast-forwarding a show: You can press  , but sometimes playback resumes a few seconds after that point. Instead, press  , which usually starts playback just before the point at which you want to start watching.

Skips back 15 seconds in the current show or by the length of time you set in your customized skip-back setting. Also horizontally pages left through lists, including the on-screen guide, the DVR pages, and the On Demand pages.
Skips forward 15 seconds in the current show or by the length of time you set in your customized skip-forward setting. Also horizontally pages right through lists, including the on-screen guide, the DVR pages, and the On Demand pages.
Displays the main menu.
Jumps back to the previous page.
Displays the on-screen program guide. If you've created custom guides, press it again to display another guide.

  Moves the highlight up.

  Moves the highlight down.

  Moves the highlight right.

  Moves the highlight left.

ok - Selects the highlighted item. While watching full-screen video, displays the Info bar (same as button).

Exits the current screen and returns to the content you were watching previously. For Google Fiber TV apps, press this button to exit the app.
Displays the Info bar, which contains information about the current show.

+ Increases the volume.

 Decreases the volume.

If these buttons don't work with your TV, you can program your remote.

Search icon

Displays the Search page, where you can search for content.

Press  to dismiss the Search page and return to the content you were watching previously.

Mutes the TV’s sound temporarily. Press again to return the sound to its previous volume. If this button doesn't work with your TV, you can program your remote.
Live button On GFRM200 only. Goes to the live point in a show you are recording, rather than starting at the beginning.

When watching TV:

+ Changes the channel to the next higher number.

 Changes the channel to the next lower number.

When viewing a list:

+ Vertically pages up.

 Vertically pages down.

Allows you to enter numbers or letters to search for content or change the channel.
Deletes the last character you entered. Also deletes highlighted items, with a prompt so you can confirm the deletion. Also deletes a recorded show that's highlighted.
While a show is playing, displays a list of channels recently watched, so you select one to watch.

On the on-screen guide, displays the shows airing at the current time (if they aren't already displayed).

Press prev twice quickly to go to the previous show you were watching.

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