Xfinity Remote Codes: Comprehensive Guide and Setup Instructions [Printable and Updated 2023]

This comprehensive guide provides every Xfinity remote code you'll need for programming all models to your TV. Includes detailed setup instructions and troubleshooting tips.

Getting your Xfinity remote to work properly for your TV can be frustrating if you don’t have the right remote codes. With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about programming Xfinity remotes, from a detailed, searchable list of Xfinity remote codes that you can copy or print or save as a PDF, Excel, or CSV to step-by-step setup instructions. Read on to become a pro at searching and using Xfinity remote codes!

Here are some of the most common Xfinity TV remote codes to program your devices:

  • Samsung – 10812, 10060
  • LG – 10178, 11265
  • Sony – 10000, 11100
  • Vizio – 11758, 11756
  • Sharp – 10093, 10165
  • Toshiba – 10156, 11156
  • Panasonic – 10051, 10250

Keep reading to find Xfinity remote codes for your specific television models and other equipment.

Comprehensive Xfinity Remote Codes List

Here is a complete list of Xfinity remote codes for all TV models organized alphabetically by brand:

Xfinity Remote Codes

An Overview of Xfinity Remote Models

Xfinity offers several different remote models that use infrared (IR) or radio frequency (RF) technology to connect to your TV:

  • XR2 – A basic IR remote with no voice control. Requires line of sight to TV.
  • XR5 – Slim IR remote with a dedicated app and voice buttons. Needs line of sight.
  • XR11 – IR remote with voice control. Has a setup button for programming.
  • XR15 – Voice remote that uses RF. No setup button. Includes finder feature.
  • XR16 – Upgraded voice remote with slick rounded design. Also, RF no setup button.
  • Legacy Remotes – Older IR models like the XR1. Have a number pad for entering codes.

Why Xfinity Requires Codes

Most universal remotes need programming with numeric codes. This allows one remote to control multiple devices, regardless of manufacturer. Xfinity remotes function the same way.

The infrared signals that remotes emit are brand-specific. Without device codes, the remote sends IR signals that your gear can’t recognize. But enter the right codes, and your entertainment equipment will respond to Xfinity remote button presses.

Some remotes have auto-programming to scan codes sequentially until one works. But Xfinity remotes need manual code entry for 2-way communication between remote and device.

What Are Xfinity Remote Codes?

Xfinity remote codes refer to the specific numbers needed to pair Xfinity remotes to your television, cable box, DVD player, soundbar, and other home entertainment components.

These codes allow the Xfinity remote to send the appropriate infrared signals to power on/off and control different devices, regardless of brand.

For example, Samsung TVs require codes 10812 or 10060 while Vizios use 11758 or 11756. Without programming the right remote code, your Xfinity remote won’t work as expected.

Xfinity offers various remote models – some with voice control, others compact or backlit. But they all need coding to sync with devices. Manuals provide lists of major brands’ codes, you can also use the xfinity online lookup to find the codes, but it will take time. Alternatively, you can search or even print the comprehensive Xfinity remote codes list mentioned above to find the code you are looking of your TV brand.

Understanding How Xfinity Remotes Work

Xfinity remotes use two different technologies to communicate with your TV box and television:

  • IR Remotes – IR stands for infrared. These remotes require a line of sight to the TV to send signals. Light indicators show when pressing buttons.
  • RF Remotes – RF stands for radio frequency. No need to point directly at TV. Signals go through walls and cabinets. Includes finder feature.

The pairing process requires entering numeric codes to sync the remote to your TV. Read on to find the codes for all major TV brands.

Now let’s look at step-by-step instructions for pairing different Xfinity remote models.

Xfinity XR11 Remote

How To Program the XR11 Remote

The XR11 remote has a dedicated setup button to program the remote. Follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your TV and cable box.
  2. Press and hold the setup button until the light turns green.
  3. Enter the 3-digit code shown on the screen to pair with the cable box.
  4. Press and hold the setup again until the light turns green.
  5. Enter your TV’s brand code from the above list.
  6. If the light flashes twice, the pairing is successful!

Here are some troubleshooting tips for the XR11:

  • Try restarting devices and re-pairing if unsuccessful
  • Replace remote batteries if the light doesn’t flash at all.
  • Factory reset remote by holding Setup and entering 9-8-1

Now let’s look at remotes without a dedicated setup button.

How To Program the XR15 or XR16 Voice Remote

Follow these steps to pair the XR15 or XR16 remote:

  1. Press the “i” button and Xfinity button simultaneously until the light changes.
  2. Enter the 3-digit code shown on the TV to pair the remote with the cable box.
  3. For already paired TV, press the middle selection button when prompted.
  4. For the new TV, press the voice and mute buttons until the light turns green.
  5. Enter your TV’s brand code from the list above.
  6. If the remote light flashes, the pairing is successful!

Here are some tips for the XR15 and XR16 remotes:

  • Try factory reset by holding A and D buttons and entering 9-8-1
  • Re-pair your remote and TV box after resetting.
  • Contact Xfinity support if issues persist.

Now let’s move on to non-voice remotes.

XR2 Xfinity Remote

How To Program Older Xfinity Remotes

For older IR remotes like the XR2, XR5 or legacy models:

  1. Turn on your TV.
  2. Locate the setup or pound the button on the remote.
  3. Press and hold the setup button until the light turns green.
  4. Enter your TV’s brand code from the list.
  5. If the remote light flashes twice, the pairing is successful!

Some troubleshooting tips:

  • Try cycling power on devices and re-pairing
  • Replace remote batteries if needed
  • Perform a factory reset by holding Setup and entering 9-8-1

You can also pair Xfinity remotes using the mobile app.

How To Program Xfinity Remotes Using Mobile App

You can program your Xfinity remote without having to manually enter codes by using the Xfinity My Account app instead.

  1. Download and install the Xfinity My Account app on your smartphone.
  2. Open the app and select your TV under Devices.
  3. Choose Remote Setup.
  4. Select your remote model and follow the on-screen prompts.
  5. Point the remote at the TV and press the buttons as instructed.
  6. The app will pair your remote for you!

Using the mobile app can be faster and easier than entering codes manually.

Check out the Xfinity modem activation guide if you are stuck in activation or want to do self-installation.

Troubleshooting Guide for Xfinity Remote Issues

Try these troubleshooting steps if your remote is having issues:

  • Replace the batteries in the remote. Low batteries can prevent pairing.
  • Check for obstructions between the remote and the TV box. Remove any objects blocking signals.
  • Try power cycling your cable box and TV after pairing attempts.
  • Perform a factory reset on the remote by holding special button combinations.
  • Call Xfinity support if the remote still won’t pair – they can assist with programming.
  • Visit the Xfinity store for in-person troubleshooting help.

Persistence and patience are key to solving remote pairing problems!

You can also check our How to Cancel Xfinity Internet, TV & Phone guide if you are moving or changing your provider.

Adjusting Xfinity Remote Settings

Beyond basic programming, your Xfinity remote has additional options:

Enable Voice Control – For voice-capable Xfinity remotes, hold Voice button to activate features like voice commands and voice typing.

Control Volume On Soundbar – Program your soundbar code so the Xfinity remote can control volume.

Turn Off CEC – CEC lets remotes control CEC-enabled TVs. Disable CEC if it causes issues.

Unpair Remote – Reset by holding Setup and pressing 9-8-1 to clear any device pairings.

Using Alternate Universal Remote Codes

Some users combine Xfinity TV boxes with third-party universal remotes or smart home systems. Alternate remote codes let you continue controlling the set-top box.

Universal remotes from Logitech, Philips, and other brands also need programming – consult their code lists instead of Xfinity’s database.

Caution: Using unsupported codes risks damaging devices. Always verify new codes safely before regular use. Contact tech support if you are having difficulties.

Check out our list of Xfinity-compatible modems and routers here. It’s always best to check this list before purchasing a modem.


With this complete guide, you should now be a pro at pairing any Xfinity cable remote with your television. No more hunting for hard-to-find codes or cryptic setup instructions!

Bookmark this page and refer to the comprehensive code list, step-by-step pairing directions, troubleshooting tips, and visual diagrams the next time you need to program your Xfinity remote.

For additional help, feel free to contact our expert technical support staff. And enjoy simplified control of your home entertainment system!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Xfinity Remotes

Here are some common questions about programming Xfinity remotes:

Why does my Xfinity remote need coding?

Remote codes allow the Xfinity remote to sync with your specific TV model. Without the correct code, the remote won’t be able to control your TV properly.

Can I program an Xfinity remote without codes?

Some models support programming without entering codes, like using the mobile app. But for most, you need the numeric codes.

How do I know which Xfinity remote code is right for my TV?

Try the recommended codes for your TV brand from the comprehensive list above. You may need to test a few to find the right code.

Why won't my Xfinity remote change channels on the TV?

If the remote isn’t properly paired, it can only control basic power and volume. Re-pair it with your TV’s brand code.

How can I reset my Xfinity remote?

Hold down the specific button combinations listed above for factory reset instructions by remote model. This will unpair the remote for resetting.

What are the 5 digit remote codes for xfinity?

Xfinity remotes use either 4 or 5-digit codes, depending on the TV brand. Check the comprehensive list in this guide for the specific 5-digit codes.

How do you pair a xfinity remote?

Pairing requires entering the digit codes for your TV brand using the remote buttons while in pairing mode. Detailed instructions are provided in this guide for each Xfinity remote model.

What is the code for xr11 remote?

The XR11 remote does not have a specific code. You need to enter the code for your TV brand from the list. Common codes are 10000 for Sony, 11156 for Toshiba, etc.

Afroz Ahmad
Afroz Ahmad

"Hey there, fellow network enthusiasts! My name is Afroz, and I bring over 14 years of expertise as a CCIE along with hands-on experience in the realm of Internet Services. I've worked with multiple ISPs and am currently engaged with one of the major ISP equipment vendors as a Network Designer. My true passion lies in not only navigating the intricacies of the networking industry but also in imparting that knowledge through my blog and courses. I understand the challenges that come with navigating the complex world of networking, and I firmly believe that teaching not only enriches others but also deepens my own understanding. Whether you're taking your first steps or you're a seasoned veteran in the field, I invite you to join me on this rewarding journey of learning and discovery. It's an expedition that promises to be both valuable and enjoyable – who knows, you might even have some fun along the way!"

Articles: 137

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *