To program a DirecTV remote control, access the Remote Control section in the Settings screen, and select the Program Remote option. Follow the instructions on the screen until the process is complete. In case the model of your remote control is not listed, use the code lookup tool on DirecTV.com.
If you’re using a DirecTV universal remote control, you can configure it to control the TV; various audio devices, including sound bars and surround sound systems; and media players such as VCRs or Blu-ray and DVD players. If you’re using an HD DVR or HD receiver, access the Settings screen by pressing the Menu button on the remote control, selecting the Settings & Help option, and then selecting Settings. To do the same thing for standard DVR and SD receivers, press the Menu button, select the Parental Favs & Setup option, and then select System Setup. From there, you can access Program Remote option.
To program a DirecTV Genie Remote, activate the RF mode by pressing and holding down the Mute and Enter buttons while pointing the remote control at your Genie HD DVR or Genie Mini device until the screen displays Applying IR/RF Setup. To program it to control your DirecTV Ready TV, hold down the Mute and Select buttons until the green light flashes twice, and enter the code of the DirecTV Ready TV you’re using.