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On this page:

  • Xfinity Remote Overview
  • Xfinity Remote Models
  • How to pair Xfinity Remote (Setup Button)
  • How to pair Xfinity Remote (Without Setup Button)

Xfinity Remote Overview

Xfinity Remotes are mostly used with the Xfinity X1 TV boxes. They have features that make them stand out. You will find that there is a Search button, also Play and Pause, as well as Stop, Favorites, and Swap buttons.

To be eligible for Xfinity Remotes, all you need to do is get X1. You can obtain the Xfinity X1 TV box through the Xfinity TV service. Let’s learn how to set up Xfinity Remote below.

Xfinity Remote Models

Recognizing the kind of Xfinity Remote that you are getting with your Xfinity X1 TV box can help you in programming it accurately. These are the most popular varieties available:

XR15 Xfinity Voice Remote

This version of the Xfinity Voice Remote has the same features as XR16, but along with voice command, it consists of numerical buttons, which you can press to get to the desired channels or settings. XR15 Voice Remote works with certain TV boxes.

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XR11 Xfinity Voice Remote

XR11 was the original Xfinity Voice Remote before XR15 and XR16, and this remote works for certain TV boxes. This remote has all the buttons you need to navigate through TV channels or change any TV settings, though you also have the option to go for voice automation.

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XR5 Xfinity Remote

This model of Xfinity Remotes works with all the Xfinity X1 TV boxes. What makes it stand out from its previous counterpart is its features of sensing tilt, motion, inactivity, and shock vibration.

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XR2 Xfinity Remote

The XR2 Xfinity Remote can be used for all TV boxes and Digital Transport Adapters (DTAs).

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You can identify the model number of your Xfinity remote by looking at the back panel or inside the battery compartment.

Follow the following steps on how to pair your Xfinity Remote with the X1 TV box, if you aren’t sure how to do that.

Note that once the remote is paired with a TV box, it won’t control the functions and operations of another TV box unless it is paired with them.

Also, keep in mind that these instructions are for Xfinity Remotes that have the Setup button, and the ones that do not.

How to Pair Xfinity Remote (Setup Button)

If you have XR11, XR5, or XR2, these are the steps for you:

  • As soon as the TV equipment is all set up, powered on, and configured with the right input, press the Setup button on the remote. The LED at the top will change from red to green and you’ll know the command worked.
  • Then, press the xfinity button and the LED will start flashing green
  • Follow the instruction given on your TV screen by entering a three-digit code that will pair your remote to the TV.

Once you’ve entered the code, your remote will immediately pair with the TV box. Note that you will need to press the xfinity button multiple times if the on-screen pairing instructions aren’t shown.

If the above instructions do not work for you, you can try looking through here for setting up Xfinity Remote.

How to Pair Xfinity Remote (Without Setup Button)

If your Xfinity Remote is XR15, check out these steps for pairing your Xfinity Remote with X1:

  • Firstly, make sure your TV is connected to the Xfinity TV box.
  • Next, press and hold the xfinity and Info buttons at the same time. Five seconds later, you will notice the Voice Remote light change from red to green.
  • As a result, on-screen instructions will show up, which will request a three-digit code for pairing with the Xfinity Remote.
  • Once that is done, you will be able to use your Xfinity Remote on the TV box you paired it with.

If you have XR16 Voice Remote, then the steps are really simple. When you have connected your TV to the Xfinity TV box, press the Microphone button and follow the instructions that come up to complete setting up your XR16 Voice Remote.

If the above instructions do not work for you, you can try looking through here for setting up Xfinity Remote.

Wrapping Up

Each Xfinity Remote is designed uniquely and has its own functions and capabilities. If you are looking to learn how to set up Xfinity Remote, you don’t need to be a tech-savvy person to do that. As soon as your TV is connected to the X1 TV box, you only need to follow a few simple steps to get the job done. Or you could reach out to Xfinity customer support for any query regarding setting up Xfinity Remotes.