How to Program a RCA Universal Remote without Codes?

How to Program a RCA Universal Remote without Codes?

Do you have a lot of remote controls for your TV, DVD player, and other devices? It can be really hard to keep track of all of them. But an RCA universal remote can make things a lot easier. With just one RCA remote, you can control up to eight devices!

But before you can use your RCA remote, you need to program it to work with your devices. Don’t worry, it’s not too hard. Just follow these simple steps, and you’ll have your remote set up in no time.

What you Need:

First, let’s make sure you have everything you need.

Your new RCA remote control

Check the manual to determine the type of fresh batteries needed.

This guide has easy instructions.

some patience!

Now that we have everything ready, let’s begin.

Programming your Remote for Your TV:

Method 1: Without a Code

  1. Turn on your TV.
  2. Point the remote at the TV, and press and hold the “TV” button.
  3. While still holding the “TV” button, press the “On/Off” button at the same time until the light on the remote turns on.
  4. Now press and hold the “Play” button (or “Slow” button on some remotes) for 5 seconds until your TV turns off.

If you turned off your TV, it worked! Skip to step 6.

If your TV didn’t turn off, go to the next step.

  1. Keep pressing the “Play/Slow” button every 5 seconds until your TV turns off.
  2. After turning off your TV, program your remote. Test it out to make sure everything works.

If this method doesn’t work, don’t give up! Just try again, making sure you follow each step carefully.

Method 2: With a Code

  1. Find the code for your TV brand in the code list that came with your remote, or look it up online.
  2. Turn on your TV.
  3. Press and hold the “Code Search” button on your remote until the light turns on.
  4. While still holding “Code Search,” press the “TV” button on the remote.
  5. Enter the code for your TV that you discovered in step 1.
  6. Test your remote to see if it’s working with your TV.

Programming Your Remote for Other Devices:

Want to use your RCA remote for your DVD player, streaming device, or other electronics? No problem! Just follow these steps:

  1. Turn on the device you want to control with the remote.
  2. Press and hold the button for that device on the remote (like “DVD” or “Stream”) until the light blinks and then stays on.
  3. Press and hold both the device button and the “Power” button at the same time until the light turns off and back on. This usually takes about 5 seconds.
  4. Let go of both buttons. The “Power” light should stay on. If it doesn’t, repeat steps 2-4.
  5. Now use the “Power” button on the remote to start scanning for the right code. Keep pressing it every 5 seconds until your device turns off.
  6. Once your device turns off, press “Stop” to save the code.
  7. Test your remote to make sure all the buttons are working. If not, try the process again.

Remember, patience is key. Sometimes it takes a few tries to get it right.

RCA Remote Codes:

If you need the codes for your specific devices, we’ve got you covered. Here are some common codes for popular brands:

  • TV Codes

LG: 2731, 2358, 3397, 0178, 0017, 1423, 1447

Samsung: 2051, 3993, 0178, 0702, 0650, and 0030

Hisense: 3519, 2183, 4398, 3382, 4029, 1314

Sony: 0810, 1300, 1317, 1685

Vizio: 1758, 3758, 2707, 2757, 0864, 1756

TCL Roku TV (44211, 61514)

  • DVD Codes

Panasonic: 1641, 3641, 0490, 0503

Sony: 1516, 1633, 0533, 0864, and 1070

Toshiba: 0503, 2277, 3157, 2705

RCAs: 0522, 2587, 2213, 2532, and 3464

  • Cable Codes

Comcast: 1982, 1376, 1877, 3560, 2187

Spectrum/Charter: 1376, 1877, 2187, 3560

Cox: 1877, 1376, 3774, 4315

Dish Network: 0775

DirecTV: 1377, 1442

Don’t see your brand? Check the manual that came with your remote, or look up the code online.

Types of RCA Universal Remotes:

RCA offers several different universal remotes. Here are some of the most common ones:

  • 2 and 3 device remotes

– RCR313BE

– RCR3273E

– RCR503BE



  • 4 and 5 device remotesĀ 


– RCR504BE



  • 6 and 8 device remotes

– RCR6473E



No matter which model you have, the steps for programming it are pretty much the same.


See, that wasn’t so bad! Now you know how to program your RCA universal remote for your TV and other devices. You can now stop searching through drawers for the correct remote.

If you have any trouble, remember to take your time and follow the steps carefully. And if you need help, you can always look up more information online or in your remote’s manual.

With your RCA remote all setup, you’re ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite shows and movies. Happy watching!