How to program Comcast remote — step-by-step instructions for newbies

Updated: March 28, 2023
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How to program Comcast remote — step-by-step instructions for newbies
by Dmytro Sywyi
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Do you have a silver Comcast remote and want to program and sync it with your TV? The Howly team has prepared a Comcast remote TV setup guide, which details how to program the devices, as well as useful tips to help you do everything quickly and easily.

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How to sync Comcast remote to the TV

To start programming my Comcast remote to my TV, you first need to synchronize two devices: your remote control and the TV box. If your devices are not already paired, here are instructions to help you do this:

  1. Prepare the TV box and remote control so that the signal does not interfere with anything, press A, and use the buttons to go to the Remote Setup tab.
  2. You will now be asked several questions to confirm that you want to sync the devices. Press OK for each question that pops up.
  3. You will then see a message on the screen that your devices are ready to sync. Now confirm the action and wait a moment.
  4. Try pressing a few buttons to see if the remote is paired with the TV. If the sync fails, you will need to repeat the steps.
How to program Comcast remote

How to setup Comcast remote to TV or audio device

Once you have synchronized your Audio Remote and the TV box, you can proceed to the program. You can do this in three different ways. You can choose the one that suits you.

Programming Comcast remote for the TV

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This is the easiest and most convenient way of programming. It will work for you if you have an Audio Remote and a TV in front of you. Here are the steps you need to take:

  1. First, you need to find the Settings tab. Do this using the remote control that you have already synchronized.
  2. Find the tab Setting up about the remote control and go here. Now follow any instructions that pop up in the process.

How do you program a Comcast remote with the online tool

You can also use the technical tool for programming. Here is a handy guide to help you do that:

  1. Firstly, open the Remote Code Lookup tool. And click Start.
  2. Now you'll get hints that you need to follow. The tool will select the codes necessary for programming. You only need to follow the instructions.
  3. If you are unable to enable the automatic code search, then press and hold your finger on the Setup button and wait for the light to flash green.
  4. Now enter the combination 9-1-1 and confirm the action. Wait for the TV to turn off.
  5. If you can turn the device on with the remote control, then the synchronization is successful.

How to reprogram Xfinity remote with smartphone

You can also easily make it using the app on your smartphone. Here's how to do it:

  1. First, install the Xfinity app on your smartphone. It's available on Android and IOS.
  2. Then auto sign in to your account. Find the TV icon and click on it. Now scroll through the available list to choose the right remote model.
  3. Once you've entered all the inputs, click Continue and follow the instructions.
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How to reprogram Xfinity remote — useful advice

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Do you need to synchronize your remote control? Then here are some helpful tips to help you:

  • If you are having trouble setting up Comcast remote, you can try doing a reset and try again.
  • Do you find it difficult to control the buttons? You can use voice input. Just say the commands clearly and loudly by pressing the microphone button. But note that this feature is available in the XR11, XR15, XR16, and XRA Large Button Voice Remote. They are the only ones where you will be able to make an input using voice control.
  • For easier control of the devices, install the app on your smartphone and create an account.


How to reprogram Xfinity remote?

If you need to reprogram your remote control, you can do it very easily. Choose the way that works best for you: use your smartphone with the app, use the Xfinity online setup program, or use the instructions on how to sync your remote with your TV box in this article.

What if I have some problems with programming Xfinity remote?

If you have difficulty programming your remote control, you can contact support. You can open the Online Support Center page and find your problem here, or contact the Xfinity Assistant.


If you were looking for how to sync the Comcast remote with the TV, this article has detailed instructions and different methods. Just find the right item for you and follow the guide. Save the article so you don't lose it and easily know how to sync and program your remote and TV.

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May 10, 2023
Thank you!
May 07, 2023
Great article, saved it.
May 03, 2023
Cool, it was helpful for me.
April 29, 2023
This article was sent to me by my friend because I had been unable to figure out the remote's settings for a week. But with your advice, I was able to do it! Thank you!
April 26, 2023
Great article, saved it for the future.
April 22, 2023
Thanks for the helpfulness.
April 19, 2023
I'm glad I found this article. It describes everything in great detail for a dummy like me.
April 08, 2023
Wonderful! Your instructions helped my dad with the setup. You guys are cool.
April 04, 2023
Oh, cool! I'll send this to my mom, she can't handle the setup herself.
March 31, 2023
I was finally able to set up my remote! Thank you for the instructions!
March 28, 2023
Wow, very helpful tips, thank you!
March 15, 2023
Super, useful.
March 11, 2023
I am grateful for your help, I was done in just a few minutes. I couldn't figure it out at all before, though.

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