How to Program a Universal Remote to a Sony TV

Universal remotes can help reduce the hassle of multiple remote controls by making programming simpler for most home entertainment devices.

These remotes come equipped with an innovative feature called learning that allows you to replicate functions from an original device remote control. To accomplish this task, place the universal remote next to its counterpart on the original device, press and hold “SET”, and an LED indicator will flash.

How to Program a Universal Remote to a Sony TV


A universal remote is an effective solution to managing multiple devices at the same time, including Sony TVs. But you will first need to program device codes into it; search online or refer back to your manual for this step before entering it using the number pad on your universal remote and waiting until its indicator light goes out if successful programming.

Once you have entered a code into your universal remote, test it by pointing it towards your device and pressing its power button. If the device shuts off immediately after this test, your universal remote has successfully been programmed with Sony TV. Otherwise, another code might need to be tried; check the following table for some of the most frequently used brand codes as starting points; these may or may not work with your Sony TV however they offer great starting points!

Direct code entry

While auto-programming provides quick and simple programming solutions, direct code entry gives more precise control of which codes to use. Although this method takes more time due to manual entry of each code individually, you can use it if your remote doesn’t appear in brand or code lists.

Switch on the equipment you wish to program and aim your universal remote in its direction. Pressing the Device button that corresponds with it (TV, VCR, DVD player etc) should cause its LED indicator light on the remote to light up.

While still holding down the Device button, press and hold down the POWER key as well. If the power button blinks four times quickly, this means you have exhausted all available codes for that device and should look into another programming method. If it stays lit however, that indicates success – test out your universal remote to ensure it works before proceeding further with it’s programming process.


If you have an RCA remote and are trying to pair it with your Sony TV, there are various apps that can assist. They will walk you through the process of entering codes and linking them with your Sony TV – plus they’re easy to set up on both iOS and Android devices!

First, locate the code for your device. Consult its manual or search online to identify a valid code, before entering it into a universal remote and testing it – if successful, LED indicator lights will flash.

If the LED indicator light does not flash, that indicates your code is incorrect. Try entering other codes from the list until one works for you; if that doesn’t do the trick, reach out to customer support for more assistance; otherwise it could take some time before it can be resolved, but it’s worth investing your effort so that you can have control of your TV without switching between different remotes!

Reference table

If you own both a Sony TV and an RCA universal remote, this reference table can help you find the appropriate code. Each manufacturer provides their own list of codes for their remotes; how they’re entered can vary from brand to brand; you may be able to locate your code by looking in its user manual or using its number pad on the remote itself.

Once you have the correct code in hand, follow these steps to program an RCA universal remote for Sony TVs. Start by pointing your remote at your television and pressing its power button – when done, an LED indicator light should illuminate. Pressing SETUP then waiting two bleeps appear on screen will put the universal remote into learning mode and send various IR codes until one works with your device.

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