Program the remote for your TV

To start watching Fiber TV, easily pair your Google Fiber TV remote with your TV using a brand or model code, or IR learning.
This article applies to customers who have the new version of Fiber TV. If you have the older version of our user interface, please view this article on how to program the remote for your TV. If you need help with getting your remote to operate your Fiber TV Box, see the instructions for pairing your remote instead.

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

Ways to program the remote for your TV

  • TV brand code: The quickest way to pair the remote to your TV. Simply enter the 4-digit code for your TV brand.

  • TV model code: With this method, you 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 doesn't fully control audio equipment, such as audio receivers. However, you can 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.

Program 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 syncing 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
google fiber remote with live button google fiber remote without live button

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 google fiber remote on button tv and ok buttons at the same time for 3 seconds.

    The google fiber remote on button 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 google fiber remote on button tv until the TV turns off. Then release google fiber remote on button tv.

    If the TV doesn't turn off and the google fiber remote on button 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 google fiber remote on button 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 google fiber remote on button tv button blinks twice and then stays on.

  4. Release both buttons.

  5. Enter the first code for the TV model.

    The google fiber remote on button tv button blinks slowly.

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

  6. Press google fiber remote on button 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:

  • google fiber remote on button tv

  • input

  • google fiber remote volume buttonvol up/down 

  • google fiber remote mute button 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 google fiber remote on button 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 google fiber remote on button 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 google fiber remote on button TV power button on the Google Fiber remote blinks twice, and the LED stays on.

    • If the learning does not work, the  google fiber remote on button 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 google fiber remote on button 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 google fiber remote volume button to change the volume.

  4. Press google fiber remote mute button 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 (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 google fiber remote on button tv and ok buttons at the same time for 3 seconds.

    The google fiber remote on button 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 google fiber remote on button tv button blinks twice and then stays on.

    If the google fiber remote on button 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 google fiber remote search button until the TV turns off or on.

  8. Release google fiber remote search button 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 google fiber remote on button 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 google fiber remote on button tv button blinks slowly.

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

  6. Press google fiber remote on button 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:

  • google fiber remote on button tv

  • input

  • google fiber remote volume button vol up/down

  • google fiber remote mute button 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 google fiber remote on button 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 google fiber remote on button 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 google fiber remote on button TV power button on the Google Fiber remote blinks twice, and the LED stays on.
    • If the learning doesn't work, the google fiber remote on button 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 google fiber remote on button 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  google fiber remote on button tv button illuminates. If you press any other button during the 5-second period, TV mode is canceled.

  3. Press google fiber remote volume button to change the volume.

  4. Press google fiber remote mute button 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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