Comcast Remote Setup [It’ll take 30 Sec]

Comcast is a well-known provider of cable TV, internet, and home phone services across the United States. Part of getting the most out of your Comcast service involves setting up your Comcast remote properly.

This remote is your key to accessing all the features and channels your Comcast subscription has to offer.

Comcast Remote Control Code Finder

This is through using the official Xfinity website where you can find your device code for programming your Xfinity remote.

  1. Visit the Comcast Remote Code Finder website on your computer or mobile device.
  2. From the drop-down Select the model of your Comcast remote control.
  3. Then select the type of device (like TV or DVD) you are programming your remote to.
  4. If you’ve selected “TV,” another drop-down list will open, asking you to select the brand of your TV. Select your TV’s brand.
  5. The website will then display a list of programming codes for your device. Write down these codes.
  6. Next, turn on the device you wish to program.
  7. Press the device button on your Comcast remote (TV or Aux), then hold down “Setup” until the selected mode key blinks twice.
  8. Enter the first code you wrote down. The mode key should blink twice.
  9. Choose the remote on your device and press the power button. If it turns off, the programming is successful. If not, repeat the steps using the next code the website provides.

Comcast Remote

Comcast offers a range of remotes to suit different user needs and preferences. Among the most common are the XR2, XR5, and the Voice Remote.

Comcast remotes come in different types, each equipped with specific features to enhance your viewing experience.

XR2 and XR5 Remotes

Both the XR2 and XR5 remotes work with the X1 Entertainment Operating System.

  • Backlit buttons for ease of use in dim light.
  • Clear, easily-understandable labels for each button.
  • Dedicated buttons for quick access to accessibility settings, the main menu, the sports app, and deletion in the guide.
    The setup process involves finding your device’s 5-digit code on the Comcast XFINITY Remote Control Code Lookup and following the interactive instructions.

Voice Remote

The Voice Remote offers additional capabilities. It allows control of your television and other devices through voice commands.

  • Microphone button for issuing voice commands.
  • Voice Control can change channels, search for shows, get recommendations, and more through voice instructions.
    The pairing process is similar to that of the XR2 and XR5. However, you’ll be prompted to test the voice command feature during setup.

Features and Buttons on the Comcast Remote

  • Power Button: Turns on/off your TV or other devices.
  • Setup Button: Used in the process of pairing your Comcast remote with your devices.
  • Numeric Keypad: Used to enter channel numbers or setup codes.
  • Mode buttons: These are TV and AUX buttons. Select the appropriate button depending on the device you’re setting up.
  • OK and Directional Buttons: The OK button works in conjunction with the directional buttons to navigate menus on your device.
  • Volume Control: Adjusts the volume of your TV or audio device.
  • Channel Control: Changes the channel on your TV.
  • Mute: Disables sound from your TV or audio device.

Manual Programming

  1. Turn on your TV or another device you want to control.
  2. On the remote, press the corresponding device button such as “TV” for a TV, “DVD” for a DVD player, etc.
  3. Now press and hold the “Setup” button until the selected mode key blinks twice.
  4. Enter the provided manufacturer’s code of your device using the number buttons on the remote. The device buttons should blink twice if the code is valid.
  5. Aim the remote at your device and press the “Power” button. If the device turns off, the programming was successful. If not, repeat the process using the next manufacture’s code.

Automatic Setup Process

The automatic code search is a handy feature that works by scrolling through all the codes in its system to find a code that works with your device.

  1. Turn on the device you would like to control.
  2. Press the device button on the remote, such as “TV” for a TV, “DVD” for a DVD player.
  3. Press and hold the “Setup” button. Release it when the device key blinks twice.
  4. Enter “9-9-1” (2 blinks).
  5. Press the “Power” button and then the “Channel Up” button repeatedly until the device shuts off. For audio and Video devices, use the volume up button.
  6. Press the “Setup” button to lock in the code.


How do I pair my Comcast remote with my TV?

To pair your remote, turn on your TV, press and hold the Setup button on the remote until the light at the top changes from red to green. Then, enter the code for your TV brand.

Can I use my Comcast remote to control other devices?

Yes, Comcast remotes can be programmed to control other devices like DVD players, soundbars, and AV receivers.

What should I do if my Comcast remote stops working?

First, check the batteries and replace them if necessary. If the remote still doesn’t work, reset it by removing the batteries and pressing each button twice.

How can I use voice commands with my Comcast Voice Remote?

Press and hold the microphone (Voice) button on your remote, then speak your command clearly.

Where can I find the code to program my Comcast remote to my TV?

Comcast provides a list of codes for different TV brands on their official website.

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