Set up Gemini device using a wired connection

Learn how to set up your Gemini device using a wired connection.
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Connect your Gemini device (wired)

Take your Gemini device, power supply, HDMI cable, and remote out of the box. Be sure to use the new cables provided with your new device to experience optimal viewing.

  1. Unhook the HDMI cord, coaxial cable and power cord from your current device and put the device, HDMI cord and power supply aside. Set aside the old remote, too. Do not disconnect the end of the coaxial cable connected to the wall.
  2. Connect the coax cable you just disconnected from your old device to the ethernet coax adaptor. Hand tighten to ensure a snug fit.
  3. Connect one end of the ethernet cable to your new device. Connect the other end of the ethernet cable to the ethernet coax adaptor.
  4. Connect the small end of the micro USB cable to the ethernet coax adaptor. The plastic tab on the adaptor may need to be moved to access the micro USB port.
  5. Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into your TV.
  6. Plug the other end into an outlet.
  7. Power on your TV. You may need to switch your TV source input to match the HDMI port you plugged the Gemini device into.
  8. Remove the battery tag from the back of the remote.
  9. Follow the prompts to complete setup. This includes:
    • Pairing your remote and device. Point the remote at the device and press the FAST FORWARD and REWIND buttons for 2-3 seconds at the same time. When paired, a confirmation screen displays.
    • Review and accept Terms & Conditions.
    • Select or enter the room location for this device.
    • Enter your Google ID and password, if you have one. Learn more about Google Assistant

Heads up: If your Google Account has two-step verification, please check for an approval message from Google regarding this Gemini device.

Use voice control on your remote

Google Assistant makes it easier than ever to watch what you want, when you want. Just press and release the MIC/voice button on your remote and wait for solid blue lights. Then, say what you want to do:

  • Go to a channel or show - say “Tune to TNT”
  • Turn closed captions on or off - say “Turn on closed captions”
  • Watch something on Netflix – say “Open Netflix”
  • Search for a movie – Say “Search action movies”


If your Gemini device doesn’t automatically connect

Connecting your new Gemini device to your DIRECTV network and main Genie server (HR44/HR54 models).

You may need to go to your main Genie receiver to get a 4-digit PIN to connect your Gemini device to your network:

  • On the main receiver, press MENU on the Genie remote and go to
    Settings > Whole-Home > Manage Clients >Add Client
  • Follow on-screen prompts including pressing the DASH (-) to get your 
    4-digit PIN
  • The 4-digit PIN will be entered on your new Gemini receiver screen

Connecting your new Gemini device to your DIRECTV network with a Genie 2 server (HS17 model):

  • Go to your Genie 2 receiver and press the Add Client button on the top of the tower
  • Return to your Gemini receiver and follow the on-screen prompts

Learn more about connecting your Genie receivers to the internet.

For additional assistance with your Gemini device, please call 888.488.4742.

If setting up more than one Gemini device, please connect all equipment before contacting us, if possible. For additional assistance with your Gemini device, please call 888.488.4742.

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