How do you program a universal remote for a Vizio TV?

Answered by Robert Flynn

To program a universal remote for a Vizio TV, you will need to follow a few simple steps. I will guide you through the process to ensure you can successfully pair your remote with your TV.

1. Turn on your Vizio TV: Start by pressing the power button on your Vizio TV itself. This will ensure that the TV is powered on and ready for programming.

2. Put your universal remote in TV mode: Look for the “TV” button on your universal remote and press and hold it until you see the light on the remote flash twice. This indicates that the remote is now in TV mode.

3. Find the correct code for your Vizio TV: Every TV brand has a specific code that needs to be entered into the universal remote for it to work with that particular brand. You will need to find the code for your Vizio TV. There are a few ways to do this:

A. Use the code list: Many universal remote manufacturers provide a code list that contains the codes for different TV brands. Look for this list in the user manual of your universal remote. Find the code for Vizio TVs and make a note of it.

B. Use the code search function: If you cannot find the code list or if your remote does not have one, you can use the code search function. Press and hold the “TV” button on your universal remote and then press the “Setup” or “Code Search” button (the name may vary depending on your remote model). The light on the remote will start flashing. Keep pressing the “Power” button on the remote repeatedly until the TV turns off. Once the TV turns off, press the “Enter” or “OK” button on the remote to save the code.

4. Enter the code for your Vizio TV: Using the number buttons on the universal remote, enter the code you found in the previous step. Make sure to enter it correctly and in sequence. The light on the remote will flash twice to confirm that the code has been entered successfully.

5. Test the remote: Now that you have entered the code, it’s time to test if the universal remote is working with your Vizio TV. Point the remote at the TV and press the “Power” button. If the TV turns on or off, and you can control the volume and change channels, then the programming was successful.

If the remote does not work or if you couldn’t find the correct code, you may need to repeat the process and try a different code. It’s also worth noting that not all universal remotes are compatible with all TV brands, so double-check the compatibility of your remote and TV before purchasing.

Programming a universal remote for a Vizio TV requires putting the remote in TV mode, finding the correct code for your TV, and entering the code using the number buttons. By following these steps and testing the remote, you should be able to successfully pair your universal remote with your Vizio TV.