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RCA Universal Remote 4-Digit Codes List + How To Program

As technology advances, we find ourselves with more and more devices to control. From TVs to cable boxes to DVD players, each device comes with a remote control. It can be overwhelming to keep track of so many remotes. This is where an RCA Universal Remote comes in handy…but only if you know the right code!

RCA Universal Remotes uses 4-digit codes to control TVs, and there are several code options for each brand. You can also pair the remote with sound systems, streaming devices, and gaming consoles directly, so consider a remote control model with more than the standard 3-device connection limit.

In this article, we’ll delve into the world of RCA Universal Remotes, deciphering the universal remote 4-digit codes for various brands and guiding you through the process step by step. Additionally, we’ll explore advanced features like controlling sound systems and gaming consoles.

How Programming Your RCA Remote Works

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Programming your RCA remote is a straightforward process that requires a few simple steps. First, you need to understand that to program your remote, codes are needed. These codes represent the manufacturer and model of the device you want to control with your RCA remote.

If you need details for a different brand, be sure to reference our other guides for programming Vizio and Phillips remotes, or for connecting to Philips, TCL, Toshiba, Sharp, Insignia, or Hisense TVs specifically.

While we’ll look at the most common 4-digit codes for RCA TV you need in this article, you could also use RCA’s device lookup tool for remote codes here. This tool allows you to enter the make and model of your device and get the corresponding remote codes.

Lastly, we’ll go ahead and recommend an RCA universal remote that allows you to control more devices than standard. The RCA 6 Device Universal Remote (on Amazon) will help you control more devices in your home theater, and we’ll touch on that later in the article. But for now, just know you probably want a remote with more than the standard 3-device control.

Pro Tip: Use a universal remote control with more than the standard 3-device limit, so that you can wrap more of your home theater equipment into one remote control!

OK, without further ado, let’s get to it!

How To Program A RCA Universal Remote

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Programming your RCA Universal Remote can be easy. Here are the steps to follow, and if you run into issues, be sure to check the troubleshooting section near the bottom of the article.

You’ll need your code during this process, so glance through the article and make sure you have some codes to try ready before you enter the setup process.

Steps to Program RCA Universal Remote for a TV

  1. Turn on the TV you want to program the remote to and have your codes ready.
  2. Press and hold the “Code Search” button on your RCA Universal Remote until the light on the remote turns on.
  3. Press the button for the device you want to program, such as “TV” in this case.
  4. Enter the four-digit code for your device using the number keys on the remote. You can find the code for your device in the RCA Remote Code Finder.
  5. Press the “On/Off” button on the remote. If the device turns off, the programming is complete.

Programming RCA Universal Remote To DVD Player

  1. Turn on your DVD player, and navigate to the DVD player’s input on your TV so you can see what’s going on.
  2. Press and hold the “Code Search” button on your RCA Universal Remote until the light on the remote turns on.
  3. Press the “DVD” button on the remote.
  4. Enter the four-digit code for your DVD player using the number keys on the remote. You can find the code for your DVD player in the RCA Remote Code Finder.
  5. Press the “On/Off” button on the remote. If the DVD player turns off, the programming is complete.

The RCA TV Remote Codes For The Most Popular Brands

Here is a table with the RCA remote control codes for the most popular TV brands. If you don’t find your code here check out RCA’s website to run a code search.

BrandRCA Code
GE1004, 1005, 1006, 1019, 1022, 1051, 1064, 1079, 1080, 1081, 1082, 1125, 1135, 1196
LG1006, 1012, 1026, 1047, 1054, 1055, 1064, 1078, 1081, 1097, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1101, 1111, 1129, 1132, 1144, 1149, 1171, 1205, 1206, 1248
Sony1002, 1205, 1216, 1218, 1243, 1435, 1459
Samsung10812, 10060, 10702, 10178, 10030, 10766, 10814, 11060, 11903, 11030, 10587, 10329, 10032, 10482, 10650, 10766, 10814
Hisense10748, 11314, 11660, 12183, 13519, 13523, 13949, 13950, 13953
Panasonic10051, 10250, 10650, 10702, 10761, 10765, 10850, 10851, 10855, 11480, 11927
Philips10054, 10037, 10051, 10080, 10154, 10236, 10463, 10706, 10708, 10761, 11394, 11744
Sharp10093, 10165, 10386, 10463, 10748, 10768, 10818, 11602, 11641, 11917, 11919
Toshiba10156, 11156, 11256, 11356, 11524, 11635, 11935, 12006
Mitsubishi10093, 11250, 10178, 10150, 10836, 11250
Vizio11758, 11756, 11759, 11760, 10864, 10885, 11756, 11758, 11759, 11760
Most Common RCA Universal Remote Codes

If the codes provided by RCA’s code lookup tool don’t work for your device, there are a few other things you can try. First, make sure that you’re following the programming instructions for your remote correctly. Sometimes, a small mistake can cause the codes not to work.

If you’re still having trouble, try searching for codes using a search engine. You can search for your TV brand and “RCA universal remote codes” to see if anyone has posted codes online that you can use. You can also try contacting RCA’s customer support team for assistance.

Also, have a look at our dedicated guides for programming different TV brands:

What Are Some Other Home Theater Devices You Can Control?

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As mentioned above, there’s lot’s of opportunity to expand the functionality of your universal remote by controlling more devices with it. Here are just some of the options common to the home theater space:

Soundbars and Audio Systems

If you have a soundbar or audio system, you can control them using your RCA remote, as we have mentioned before. You can use the remote to adjust the volume, change the audio source, and turn the device on and off.

To do this, you will need to find the correct RCA remote code for your device, then you can simply program your remote to control your soundbar or audio system just like you did your TV. If you encounter any issues, take a look at our guide on troubleshooting common soundbar problems.

Streaming Devices

RCA remotes can also control streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV, and more. Usually, this is something that “just works” using the TV pairing if the device connected is using an HDMI-CEC port.

We cover that idea more in this article, but for now, just try it out. For an Apple TV, for instance, if the HDMI-CEC doesn’t work, you can pair the RCA remote to the Apple TV directly using it’s “Learn remote” functionality.

Gaming Consoles

You can also use your RCA remote to control gaming consoles like PS4 and Xbox. You can use your remote to navigate through the console menu, select games, and control the volume. To do this, just search for the pairing codes for your console and run the pairing process as you did for the TV (but using a different pairing key on the remote, not “TV,” which would overwrite it!)

Some Advanced Tips For Troubleshooting RCA Universal Remotes

If you’re experiencing issues with your RCA Universal Remote, then here are some common issues we hear about during this process and solutions that may help:

Issue 1: The Remote is Just Not Working Properly

If your RCA Universal Remote is not working properly, try the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Replace the batteries with new ones.
  • Make sure the remote is pointed directly at the device you’re trying to control.
  • Check if there are any obstructions between the remote and the device.
  • Reset the remote by removing the batteries and pressing and holding the number 1 key for several seconds. Then, reinstall the batteries and try again.

Issue 2: The Remote is Not Controlling the Correct Device

If your RCA Universal Remote is not controlling the correct device, try the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Make sure the remote is in the correct mode by pressing the corresponding component key (TV, DVD, VCR·AUX, SAT·CBL) so the remote knows which component you want to operate.
  • Check if the device is set up correctly and is working properly.
  • Try reprogramming the remote with the correct code for the device.

Issue 3: The Remote is Not Responding to Commands

If your RCA Universal Remote is not responding to commands, try the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Check if the device is set up correctly and is working properly.
  • Try to reprogram the remote with the correct code for the device.
  • Check if the batteries are low and need to be replaced.