How to Program a Remote for Sky TV

Updated April 17, 2017

Sky is a United Kingdom company that offers television, Internet and phone to thousands of customers across the country. Sky provides its users with the latest technology in the form of a set-top box that allows users to view and record high-definition television with the touch of a button. The Sky receiver comes with a universal remote control that will already work with the device, but it can also be programmed to operate the customer's television.

Install new batteries in your Sky TV remote before beginning the set-up. If your batteries run out before you complete the process, you will have to start over.

Look up the code for your brand of television. This can be found in the user's guide that was provided with your Sky TV cable box.

Turn on your television and your Sky TV digital box. Make sure any other devices are turned off before you begin. When ready, push the "TV" button on your Sky TV remote.

Hold down the "Select" and the red button on the Sky TV remote simultaneously until the "Power" indicator lights up twice. This should take about two seconds.

Press the "TV" button once. Input the four-digit code that corresponds to your brand of television. Once this is done, the "Power" light will flash twice.

Push the "Standby" button on the Sky TV remote control. The remote will begin finding a code that works for your model of television. If the first attempt worked, your television will power down. If this is the case, push the "Select" button to save the code and turn on your TV again. If this does not work, push the "TV" button again, and then press the "Standby" button. This will try the next code for your brand. Keep repeating this process until the TV turns off.

Things You'll Need

  • Sky remote control
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