How to Program Xfinity Remote to Vizio TV: Step-By-Step Guide

Having multiple remote controllers is an absolute hassle, and I was wondering whether I could program my Xfinity remote controller to control my Vizio TV.

Fortunately, it is almost as simple as programming a Vizio TV remote to control other devices.

But for folks more comfortable with their Xfinity remote controller, I figured I should make this one-stop setup guide to program your Xfinity controller to your Vizio TV.

To program Xfinity Remote to Vizio TV, first, identify the model of the remote controller. This is because each eligible model might use different universal remote control codes and procedures.

Programming Xfinity Remote to Vizio TV

Programming Xfinity Remote to Vizio TV

Thanks to Xfinity remote controllers being programmed using universal remote control codes, it is easy to reprogram the remote to control your Vizio TV.

That being said, there are certain prerequisites to take note of before you jump the gun and follow on with the steps to programming the Xfinity remote to your Vizio TV.

For one, you need to identify under which category your Xfinity remote lies, even though almost all models follow the universal remote control protocols.

This is just to differentiate the remote controllers that have a dedicated mode to seamlessly program your Vizio TV to the remote.

On the basis of Xfinity remote control models, make sure they lie in one of the following categories:

  • XR16.
  • XR15.
  • XR11.
  • XR2.
  • XR5.
  • Silver remote controller with Gray-colored OK-Select button.
  • Silver remote controller with Red-colored OK-Select button.
  • Digital Adapter Remote.

You can identify the model number of your Xfinity remote controller by simply checking the back panel or within the battery compartment of the remote.

Once you have identified your category, simply follow the appropriate procedure from the guides given below to seamlessly program your Xfinity remote.

Program Your XR16 Remote Controller With Your Vizio TV

To program your XR16 remote controller to your Vizio TV, follow the steps given below:

  • Turn on the Vizio TV.
  • Press and hold the Voice button on your remote and give the following command: program remote.
  • From the setup screen that pops up, select the Vizio TV option and follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Point the remote at the Vizio TV and press the Power button to verify whether the setup worked.

This programs your XR16 remote controller to your Vizio TV.

If the voice command feature isn't working, simply navigate to the Settings page, tap on Remote Settings, and select the Voice remote pairing option.

Program Your XR15 Remote Controller With Your Vizio TV

To program your XR15 remote controller to your Vizio TV, follow the steps given below:

  • Turn on the Vizio TV.
  • Press and hold the Xfinity and Mute buttons on the remote for about 5 seconds till the light on the remote shifts from red to green.
  • Enter the 5-digit universal remote control code for Vizio, from the following sets of codes: 11758, 11756, 12707, 10864, or 12515.
  • If the wrong code has been detected, the light on the remote will blink red, and then back to green. In such cases, try with another code from the list.
  • If the correct code has been detected, the light on the remote will blink green twice.
  • Point the remote at the Vizio TV and press the Power button to verify whether the setup worked.

This programs your XR15 remote controller to your Vizio TV.

Program Your XR11 Remote Controller With Your Vizio TV

To program your XR11 remote controller to your Vizio TV, follow the steps given below:

  • Turn on the Vizio TV.
  • Press and hold the Setup button on the remote for about 5 seconds till the light on the remote shifts from red to green.
  • Press the Xfinity button on the remote. If a 3-digit code is shown on the screen, type that on the remote controller to pair the remote to the Vizio TV.
  • If no code shows up, type in the 5-digit universal remote control code for Vizio, from the following sets of codes: 11758, 11756, 12707, 12247, 10864, 12515, or 10178.
  • If the wrong code has been detected, the light on the remote will blink red, and then back to green. In such cases, try with another code from the list.
  • If the correct code has been detected, the light on the remote will blink green twice.
  • Point the remote at the Vizio TV and press the Power button to verify whether the setup worked.

This programs your XR11 remote controller to your Vizio TV.

Program Your XR5 Remote Controller With Your Vizio TV

To program your XR5 remote controller to your Vizio TV, follow the steps given below:

  • Turn on the Vizio TV.
  • Press and hold the Setup button on the remote for about 5 seconds till the light on the remote shifts from red to green.
  • Type in the 5-digit universal remote control code for Vizio, from the following sets of codes: 11758, 11756, 12707, 12247, 10864, 10885, 12515, or 10178.
  • If the wrong code has been detected, the light on the remote will blink red, and then back to green. In such cases, try with another code from the list.
  • If the correct code has been detected, the light on the remote will blink twice.
  • Point the remote at the Vizio TV and press the Power button to verify whether the setup worked.

This programs your XR5 remote controller to your Vizio TV.

Program Your XR2 Remote Controller With Your Vizio TV

To program your XR2 remote controller to your Vizio TV, follow the steps given below:

  • Turn on the Vizio TV
  • Press and hold the Setup .button on the remote for about 5 seconds till the light on the remote shifts from red to green.
  • Type in the 5-digit universal remote control code for Vizio, from the following sets of codes: 11758, 11756, 10864, 10885, or 10178.
  • If the wrong code has been detected, the light on the remote will blink red, and then back to green. In such cases, try with another code from the list.
  • If the correct code has been detected, the light on the remote will blink twice.
  • Point the remote at the Vizio TV and press the Power button to verify whether the setup worked.

This programs your XR2 remote controller to your Vizio TV.

Program Your Silver Remote Controller With a Red Ok-Select Button With Your Vizio TV

To program your silver Xfinity remote controller with a red Ok-Select button to your Vizio TV, follow the steps given below:

  • Turn on the Vizio TV.
  • Press and release the TV button on the remote.
  • Press and hold the Setup button on the remote for about 5 seconds till the button blinks twice.
  • Type in the 5-digit universal remote control code for Vizio, from the following sets of codes: 11758, 11756, 10864, or 10885.
  • If the wrong code has been detected, the light on the remote will blink twice.
  • If the correct code has been detected, the light on the remote will long blink once.
  • Point the remote at the Vizio TV and press the Power button to verify whether the setup worked.

This programs your silver Xfinity remote controller with a red Ok-Select button controller to your Vizio TV.

Program Your Silver Remote Controller With a Silver Ok-Select Button With Your Vizio TV

To program your silver Xfinity remote controller with a gray Ok-Select button to your Vizio TV, follow the steps given below:

  • Turn on the Vizio TV.
  • Press and release the TV button on the remote.
  • Press and hold the Setup button on the remote for about 5 seconds till the button blinks twice.
  • Type in the following 5-digit universal remote control code for Vizio: 11758.
  • If the wrong code has been detected, the light on the remote will blink twice.
  • If the correct code has been detected, the light on the remote will long blink once.
  • Point the remote at the Vizio TV and press the Power button to verify whether the setup worked.

This programs your silver Xfinity remote controller with a gray Ok-Select button controller to your Vizio TV.

Program Your Digital Adapter Remote Controller With Your Vizio TV

To program your Digital Adapter Xfinity remote controller to your Vizio TV, follow the steps given below:

  • Turn on the Vizio TV.
  • Press and hold the Set button on the remote for about 5 seconds till the button blinks twice.
  • Type in the 5-digit universal remote control code for Vizio, from the following sets of codes: 11758, 11756, 10864, or 10885.
  • If the correct code has been detected, the light on the remote will flash red twice.
  • Point the remote at the Vizio TV and press the Power button to verify whether the setup worked.

This programs your Digital Adapter Xfinity remote controller to your Vizio TV.

Can't Program Xfinity Remote to Vizio TV? How to Fix

Can't Program Xfinity Remote to Vizio TV? How to Fix

If you face issues with programming your Xfinity remote controller with your Vizio TV, then there are chances these can be due to minor unnoticed factors.

Fortunately, these can be easily patched up by simply following some tried and tested troubleshooting steps that are well regarded to work across most electronic devices.

Power Cycle the Xfinity Remote Controller and Vizio TV

Just like any electronic device, the hardware is bound to experience specific temporary bugs during its course of operations that might hinder its functionality.

These minor bugs can result in minor cases such as the programming codes not working properly, or straight-up refusal to boot and work in certain extreme cases.

A power cycle or a hardware reboot is a classic way to get rid of these minor bugs, which are caused by misbehaving charges in most cases.

For daily operations, there are cases of constant charging and discharging of the internal components inside both the Xfinity remote controller and Vizio TV.

This can, over time cause cases where the system gets unevenly charged or does not completely discharge when needed.

This can cause certain components to not function as intended, affecting the whole device.

Power cycling can make sure that this issue is eradicated and evenly distributes the charges for the best possible performance.

In order to power cycle your Vizio TV, do the following:

  • Disconnect the Vizio TV from its power source.
  • Let the TV sit idle powered off for about a minute.
  • During this minute-long wait, press the buttons on the TV for about a few seconds to make sure that the charges get depleted properly.
  • Connect the Vizio TV back to its power source.
  • Let the TV sit idle powered on for about a minute.

This safe power cycles your Vizio TV.

In order to power cycle your Xfinity remote controller, do the following:

  • Remove the batteries from the Xfinity controller.
  • Let the remote controller sit idle powered off for about a minute.
  • During this minute-long wait, press the buttons on the remote controller for about a few seconds to make sure that the charges get depleted properly.
  • Put the batteries back into the Xfinity controller. If the batteries are old or don't have enough power, replace them with fresh batteries.
  • Let the remote controller sit idle and powered on for about a minute.

This safe power cycles your Xfinity remote controller.

Check Connections and Hardware

The cables that connect devices are the communication channels that act like lifelines to any connected device system.

If these cables, which are very much susceptible to wear and tear just like any other component, get visibly aged or torn out, there are chances of breaks in communication.

This can in some cases, disrupt the functioning of the whole system, thus leading to a complete halt in the working of the system.

So check the cables that connect to the Vizio TV and make sure everything is properly plugged in and working as intended.

If you notice any wear in the cables, change them immediately, preferably from Vizio or any reputable brand with acceptable specifications.

Just as important as the connectivity is the condition of the hardware.

If there are any ruptures in the hardware of the Vizio TV or Xfinity remote controller, the openings to the internal components can lead to dust settlements inside.

This can severely hinder the functionality of the device.

Replace the Xfinity remote, get the area patched up, or get the internals cleaned if you notice any red flags.

If the Vizio TV has a similar case of unintended openings, get the help of certified Vizio technicians to clean the internals and patch the opening.

Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

If you still face issues with programming your Xfinity remote to your Vizio TV, then it is best to contact Xfinity support and seek professional guidance.

I hope my article on how you can program your Xfinity remote to your Vizio TV has been a worthwhile read and has aided you with the same.

Have a good day!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How to reset an Xfinity remote?

To factory reset an Xfinity remote:

  • Press and hold the Setup button till the lights on top change from red to green.
  • Enter the following code for factory reset: 981.
  • The lights will flash green twice to indicate that the remote has been reset safely.

Is Xfinity owned by Comcast?

Comcast and Xfinity are the same company, in that Comcast officially changed its name and product lineup to Xfinity back in 2010.

How many devices can be controlled with a single Xfinity remote?

A single Xfinity remote controller can control anywhere between 2 to 3 devices, depending on its model number.

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I started Blinqblinq to give reliable tech advice to anyone who needs it, for free! If you have questions on anything tech-related, feel free to contact me.

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