How to Program A GE Universal Remote without Codes?

How to program a GE Universal Remote without Codes?

Have you ever heard of the universal remote? It’s a fantastic invention that many people don’t know much about. When you lose the remote that came with your TV or can’t find a replacement that matches, universal remotes from different brands can help.

What’s neat about them is how easy they are to set up. You can quickly make them work with almost any TV, cable box, or other electronic device in your home.

This article will examine how to program a General Electric (GE) universal remote and the codes to make it work with your devices. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get your GE universal remote up and running.

What is a GE Universal Remote?

A GE Universal Remote is a remote control that can handle lots of different devices, such as:

* Smart TVs 

* LG, Vizio, and Sony TVs

* Blu-Ray players

* DVDs and DVRs

* Roku, Apple TV, and streaming players

GE makes several models of universal remotes with different features. Some can control up to four devices at once!

Programming Your GE Remote with a Code

Here’s how to Program your GE Remote to Work with Your TV or Other Device using the Remote Code:

  1. Turn on your TV. 
  2. Press and hold the Setup button until the red light on the power button turns on.
  3. Press the TV button.
  4. Enter the code for your specific device. 
  5. The red light on the power button will turn off when the correct code is entered.
  6. Test the remote buttons to make sure they work. If not, try the following code on the list for your TV brand.

Programming Your GE Remote Without a Code

If you Don’t Have the Code, you can Still Program the Remote:

  1. Turn on your TV.
  2. Press the Setup button until the red light stays on. 
  3. Press the TV button.
  4. Press and release the power button every 5 seconds until the TV turns off.
  5. Turn the TV back on using the buttons on the TV itself.
  6. Press and release the channel up button every 3 seconds until the TV turns off again. 
  7. Press the TV button to save the programming.
  8. Test the remote to see if it works by turning the TV on/off and changing the volume/channels.

GE Universal Remote Codes for Different Devices

Here are Some Standard GE Universal Remote Codes for Various Devices:


* LG: 0001, 5511, 3001, 1911, 1181, 1221

* Hisense: 6161, 1651, 6171, 2081, 5331 

* Sony: 1071, 5811, 5321, 4981, 1901, 2741

* Samsung: 5791, 5801, 3301

* TCL Roku: 6171

Cable Boxes:

* DirecTV: 8018, 8023, 8034, 8042, 8046, 8153  

* Dish: 8041, 8045, 8148, 8191, 8193, 8204

* Comcast: 8088

DVD Players:

* Philips: 6002, 6008, 6019, 6084, 6134, 6228  

* Samsung: 6001, 6012, 6032, 6129, 6165, 6210

* Sony: 6006, 6049, 6095, 6124, 6243, 6487

Why Get a Universal Remote?

Many families buy a universal remote for their living room TV for a couple of reasons:

  1. They have TVs from different brands and want one remote for all
  2. They lost the original TV remote 

When you get a universal remote, the first thing to do is make sure it can control your specific TV.

Finding Your Remote Code Online:

The easiest way to find your GE universal remote code is to look online. Many universal remotes have their manuals posted on the web. Just search Google for your remote’s model number, and you should be able to find the code list. Ensure the code matches your remote model, or it may not work.

Using Auto-Search:

Some universal remotes can pair with your TV automatically without a code. The remote might have buttons for all the supported TV brands. Hold the button for your TV brand until the light blinks.

The Infrared (IR) Learning Method:

Specific universal remotes can learn the infrared signals from your original TV remote. This is called the IR learning method. Here’s how it works:

  1. Put the universal remote in learning mode
  2. Point the infrared parts of both remotes at each other  
  3. Press the button you want to program on the universal remote
  4. Press the matching button on the original remote to teach the universal remote
  5. Repeat for each button you wish to program

This method takes some time, but it will work if done correctly.

Using a Smartphone App:

Another option is to use your smartphone as a universal remote. You can download an app to control your smart TV over WiFi. The app can be updated over time to work with more and more TV models.

One good app to try is the Universal TV Remote by BoostVision. It’s reliable and has lots of features. Here’s how to connect it to your smart TV:

  1. Open the app and tap “Tap to Connect.”
  2. Choose your smart TV from the list (make sure phone and TV are on the same WiFi) 
  3. Tap “Connect” to start pairing
  4. Enter the PIN code on your TV if needed

The app can do things a regular universal remote can’t, like mirror your phone screen to the TV or cast media. It’s worth trying!


Programming a universal remote without the code can seem tricky, but it’s easy once you know how. Depending on your remote model, you can try:

* Using auto-search shortcuts

* Copying the original remote with IR learning

* Downloading a smartphone remote control app

With patience, you’ll have your GE universal remote working quickly. Controlling all your devices with one handy remote is worth the effort.