Article ID : 00255465 / Last Modified : 05/04/2022Print

How to set up your Android TV™ to control the set-top box (TV box or cable/satellite box).

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    Step 1: Verify whether your TV has a TV box setup or Cable/Satellite box setup. Go to Settings → Watching TV → External inputs, the set-top box control is compatible.

    Step 2: Please follow the steps below.

    1. Press the HOME button on the remote control.
    2. Select Settings.
    3. The next steps will depend on your TV menu options:
      • Select Watching TV → External inputs → TV box setup → TV box control setup.
      • Select Watching TV → External inputs → Cable/Satellite box setup → Cable/Satellite box control setup.
    4. Follow the on-screen instructions.


    • This feature does not work on some set-top boxes.  
    • When operating the TV’s remote control, point it at the set-top box.
    • Depending on the external devices, some buttons may not respond.
    • If you press and hold a button on the remote control, the operation may not work. Instead, try pressing the button repeatedly.
    • REC(STB) on screen key does not work for STB which does not have the recording function.