If you’re sick of trying to locate the different remotes for every piece single of gear in your home theater arsenal, RCA’s universal remotes are perfect for reducing both the number of remotes you need to work your various devices and the clutter on your coffee table.
For this guide, we’ll be using the automatic code search method, which allows you to pair devices in a relatively quick and painless manner. Before you start, do be aware that it does occasionally take some trial and error, so set aside a little time and remember to be patient.
First, grab your new remote and make sure it has batteries in it and that the components and devices you want to be synced are all hooked up. If not, plug everything in just how you want it. There’s nothing worse than trying to set up a universal remote only to realize your TV and receiver — or another component — simply aren’t connected.
Now that everything is hooked up, get ready to program your remote control. Here’s a step-by-step guide to take control of everything with that single RCA device:
If you don’t press the buttons correctly, you might mess up the syncing process. This is the main reason why it might take some trial and error to get the remote set up.
RCA’s remotes are great if you’re looking for something simple and functional, but sometimes you’re looking for something more — something that can act as the total command center for your living room and even your smart home. If that sounds more your speed, be sure to check out our list of the best universal remotes available.