Get started with the DIRECTV Universal remote

Learn how to use the DIRECTV Universal remote including an overview of the buttons and functionality.

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Universal Remote


Overview of the Universal remote control

  • The Mode switch at the top of the remote allows you to control different devices. When you select the DIRECTV icon, you control the DIRECTV receiver. To control other devices, like soundbar or audio systems, slide the switch to AV1 or AV2. Moving the switch all the way to the right, to TV, lets you power on or off the TV, change channels and the volume levels.
  • To advance a program, press the fast-forward button, to the right of the play button. Press up to four times to increase the speeds.
  • Press GUIDE once for the on-screen guide. Twice for programming grouped in categories. Use the fast forward or rewind button, next to play, to jump ahead or back up to twelve hours.
  • The blue button displays a one-line channel guide that won't take you away from your program.
  • The green button lets you jump ahead 12 hours while viewing the on-screen guide.
  • Press dash (-) twice to delete recorded shows from your list.
  • When you're watching a game, press the red button to get live scores of the other games in action.
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