Article ID : 00118337 / Last Modified : 11/02/2018

Set up the IR Blaster to Control Your Android TV and Set-Top Box

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Watch the video or follow the instructions provided to control your Android TV™ device and set-top box (cable box) using the TV's supplied IR remote.

Note:

  • Make sure that your set-top box supports the IR Blaster function. Contact the device manufacturer for compatibility information.
  • This article applies to US, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico only.

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  • Option 1:Set up from the initial setup screen.

    The initial setup screen appears after you perform a factory data.

    1. Turn on your TV and set-top box.
    2. Start the initial setup process on your TV.
    3. If the message Would you like to control your set-top box (cable or satellite box) with your TV remote control? appears on your TV screen, select Yes or Set Up.

    4. On the Power on and Connect screen, select OK.
    5. Connect the IR Blaster.

    6. Select OK.
    7. Place the IR Blaster near the remote sensor of the set-top box.

    8. Under the Select the input to which your set-top box is connected screen, select the appropriate input being used.

    9. Under the Select your service provider screen, select your service provider.

    10. Enter your Zip code.

    11. Under the Can you control your set-top box? screen, select YES if you see the picture or signal on the Test screen.
    12. Under the Set up TV program information screen, select Start.
      • This function is useful for the guide program of the set-top box.
    13. Under the Select your provider screen, select the name of the service provider in your area.

    14. Under Set-up is complete screen, select OK.
  • Option 2: Set up from the Settings menu.
    1. Turn on your TV and make sure that the set-top box is connected and on.

    2. On your TV remote, press the HOME button.
    3. Select Settings or the gear icon.
    4. Under TV category, select External inputs.
    5. Select IR Blaster setup.
    6. Connect the IR Blaster.

    7. Select OK.
    8. Place the IR Blaster near the remote sensor of the set-top box.

    9. Under IR Blaster setup, select Supported Models.
    10. Under the Supported Models screen, select Set-top box.

    11. Under the Select your service provider screen, select your service provider.

    12. Under the Search for your Set-top box manufacturer screen, enter the manufacturer name of the cable or satellite box.

    13. Enter your Zip code.

    14. Under the Select the input... screen, select the appropriate input.

Note:

*Android TV is a trademark of Google LLC.