How to Program Xfinity Remote to a Soundbar?
A Step-by-Step Guide

program xfinity remote to a soundbar

If you own a collection of remotes that you always look frustratingly at because of their incapability, then it’s high time you ditched them for an Xfinity remote. However, programming an Xfinity remote to your device is something most people aren’t conversant with. For this reason, our team of technical experts has decided to come up with this guide to make programming more straightforward. 

Programming the Xfinity Remote to Soundbars + Other Devices

Using an Xfinity remote eliminates the frustrations you must have felt with those cacophonies of remotes. Xfinity remotes are highly programmable and have great functionality. So, yes, all Xfinity remotes, whether the X1 or the XR – 15, can be programmed to a soundbar and other devices. 

If you learn how to program Xfinity remote to a soundbar, you’ll be saving yourself the stress of owning and operating different remotes for your various devices.

How to Program the Xfinity X1 Remote to a Soundbar

Programming the Xfinity X1 to a soundbar is not difficult. You should be able to do it easily with the following steps by our team. 

grey XFinity remote

Step #1: Establish your Soundbar as the Output Receiver For Sound

Ensure that the soundbar is the default output receiver for sound. If you don’t do this, you will likely use the TV’s internal speakers, making your programming pointless. In addition, ensure that the connection between the soundbar and the TV is stable. 

Step #2: Hold the Setup Button on Your Xfinity X1 Remote

Look for the setup button on the remote and press down for some seconds. 

Step #3: Wait for the Remote Light to Turn Green

While pressing down the remote, check if the LED light turns from red to green. If it does, it means the initializing process has been completed. 

Step #4: Type in the Soundbar Remote Code

If you don’t know the 5-digit manufacturer’s code of your soundbar, our technical support team suggests visiting the Xfinity website to search for the code for your soundbar’s model and manufacturer. Alternatively, you can check the device’s specifications. 

XFinity remote

Step #5: Wait for the Remote Light to Blink Twice

After you must have entered the 5-digit manufacturer’s code, the remote’s LED light will blink twice. It implies that it has been programmed. 

Step #6: Test and Operate the Remote with the Soundbar

You’ll want to test the remote if it’s working after programming it. Start by checking the audio. Note that you’ll require a separate controller for your TV volume since the Xfinity remote is paired to your soundbar by default. 

How to Program the Xfinity XR-15 Remote to a Soundbar

Programming the Xfinity XR-15 is similar to the X1, so the steps are straightforward [1]

Step #1: Establish your Soundbar as the Output Receiver For Sound

Here again, you’ll have to make the soundbar the default sound receiver. 

xfinity remote and tv

Step #2: Hold the A and D Buttons on Your Xfinity XR-15 Remote

Here, you’ll hold the A and D buttons for some seconds to begin programming instead of the setup button on the X1. 

Step #3: Wait for the Remote Light to Turn Green

You’ll have to hold the buttons until the remote light turns green. It shows that the initializing process has been registered. 

Step #4: Type in the Soundbar Remote Code

Again, if you don’t know the 5-digit manufacturer’s code of your Soundbar, our support team suggests checking the Xfinity website for it. 

Step #5: Wait for the Remote Light to Blink Twice

Once you have successfully entered the manufacturer’s code using the number keys on the Xfinity remote, wait for the LED light to blink twice. If it does, then you have programmed the remote. 

XFinity XR15 remote

Step #6: Test and Operate the Remote with the Soundbar

Test the connection to see if the remote is working. You might have to start the setup all over again if it doesn’t work. 

Troubleshooting Pairing Issues

Typically, you should have no issues pairing your remote with your soundbar regardless of the model. But, if the remote fails to pair with it, press the 9-9-2 code, and then press down the Channel Up button for some minutes until the soundbar turns on. Start the programming steps from the beginning.

Soundbar Codes for Xfinity X1 Remote

Soundbar BrandRemote Codes
LG32676, 32197, 33217, 32284
Panasonic30309, 32967, 33323, 31633
Samsung31495, 32660, 31868, 32137
Sony30158, 31622, 31759, 32172
Bose31933, 31629, 33708, 31229
Denon31360, 32857, 33347, 32516
JBL33756, 31304, 32241, 30110
JVC31676, 30074, 32331, 31495
Kenwood32467, 30027, 31570, 31027
Klipsch33915, 33092
Onkyo31805, 30135, 32730, 33984
Polk Audio33429, 32270, 30892
Yamaha30176, 32061, 30376, 32458

Conclusion

Getting an Xfinity remote is a sure way of reducing the stress and frustrations associated with using multiple remotes simultaneously for different devices. With this guide by our support team, you’ll have no issue learning to program Xfinity remote to a soundbar. Overall, you’ll have a simplified user experience. 

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Willie Greer
Willie Greer
Willie Greer is the founder of The Product Analyst. A cinephile, he has made it a personal quest to achieve the awesomest home theater possible. He now shares what he has learned through the years on the site, and has enlisted the help of tech-savvy colleagues in providing more insight about today’s most sought-after gadgets.