Article ID : 00118337 / Last Modified : 11/07/2022Print

Set up infrared (IR) remote control for your Android TV or Google TV and set-top box

    IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific products and/or operating systems. Check Applicable Products and Categories for details.

    You can control your Android TV™ and cable or satellite box (set-top box) with the TV remote control by connecting the infrared (IR) Blaster cable included with the TV. Additionally, Google TV™ models and some Android TV models allow control without an IR Blaster, utilizing IR control from the remote.

    Before you start

    • This feature will not be compatible with all set-top boxes.
    • Some TVs are able to control the set-top box without an IR Blaster cable connected. Manuals are posted on your model support page.
    • Determine if you have a USB type or Plug type IR Blaster cable.

      Note: Depending on your TV, the IR Blaster cable may have one IR Blaster head.

    • The Initial Setup screen will appear when the TV is set up for the first time or after a factory data reset has been completed.
    • The Settings menu of the TV can be used to set up the IR Blaster anytime after initial setup or if a previously working IR Blaster needs to be reset.

    Setup IR control

    Select the steps below based on your IR Blaster system.

    TV doesn't require an IR Blaster cable

    Setup from the Initial Setup screen if your TV has an IR Blaster cable

    Setup from the Settings menu if your TV has an IR Blaster cable