Do You Have to Reprogram a DIRECTV Remote After Changing the Batteries?

It is not necessary to reprogram a DIRECTV remote each time its batteries are replaced, as the remote should work correctly with the existing equipment as soon as the new batteries are installed. However, the remote may need reprogramming if the user is experiences problems communicating with the television, audio equipment and other video devices, even after new batteries have been installed.

The process for reprogramming the remote depends on whether it is the DIRECTV Universal remote or the Genie remote and what type of receiver the user has. The DIRECTV menu usually has a "Remote Control" option under either the "Settings" or "System Setup" option, and this option will walk the user through the reprogramming process.