The Xfinity remote is a gift to the present day and it comes in different models. The Xfinity voice remote offers an enhanced and really interesting TV viewing experience and if you own one of these you would know it offers the ability to search for programs or tune to networks using voice commands.

These voice note commands can be used to change channels, search for shows and programs, get recommendations on anything new happening on the TV, find out what song is playing on your TV screen and many more.

If you have Xfinity remote, you can use the “superpower” that is your voice to quickly find your favourite content, surf news stations, tune to channels, search and control your DVR.

It completely transforms your TV experience.



Asides the amazing feature of voice commands which the remote has, it has other amazing features which range from “backlit keypad” to “Aim Anywhere” feature to the,” TV input control feature”, “automatic pairing” and then the easy access to accessibility features which include video guidance and closed captioning.

The Xfinity remote buttons have functions different from the customary day to day remote.

The Power button:

This button consolidates all power and TV functionality. When the Xfinity Voice Remote is programmed with a valid TV code, the Power button turns the TV on or off. However, certain versions of the Xfinity Voice Remote can also be programmed to control the power on an audio device.

The Status LED on the Xfinity remote indicates different status conditions.


When the Xfinity Voice Remote is programmed with a valid TV or AV receiver code, the VOL+ and VOL-buttons increase or decrease the volume on the TV.


The CH+ or CH- is used to select the next channel.


This button simply turns sound off or on.


This button plays or pauses live TV, Xfinity On Demand or DVR content.


This is the fast forward button.


This simply rewinds Xfinity On Demand or DVR content.


Exit on-screen guides; stop and exit Xfinity On Demand and DVR content. When replaying moments from a live TV program, pressing Exit would make the TV return to the “Live”       point.

Record (red dot):

This button records the current program.


Displays the main menu of the guide, providing access to all guide features, including DVR and Xfinity On Demand.


It displays TV listings. When viewing the guide, press the Guide button to filter the guide by All Channels, Free-to-Me, Favorites, HD, Movies, Sports, Kids, and Trending.


The arrow keys help to navigate through on-screen menus.

The right arrow pulls up the Mini Guide to display what’s on the current channel at that time. When pressed again, it previews up to 14 days ahead.

The down arrow accesses on-screen playback controls while watching any video.

Back Arrow: On other remotes, this is the “Last” button: Returns to the previous channel or guide screen.


This displays detailed program information.

Page Up and Page Down:

Jumps several rows up or down in the guide and other menu pages.

Skips 10 minutes forward or back while watching Xfinity On Demand.

Skips five minutes forward or back while watching any live TV or DVR recording.

Microphone: Activates the voice control on the remote.

TV Input: Selects available inputs.

A (Triangle): Press the A button to view the Help menu.

B: Press the B button to go directly to the Accessibility Settings screen. Learn more about Accessibility Settings on Xfinity.

C (Circle): Press the C button to launch the Sports app and see scores, even while watching TV.

D (Diamond): Use the D button to delete a single DVR recording or multiple recordings within a folder. These instructions on deleting a recording from X1 provide more details.

Numeric Keypad:

The alphanumeric keypad can be used to directly tune a channel.

To use your Xfinity remote as a TV guide, the following steps should be followed:

Xfinity Remote

1. While the TV is on, be sure you are pointing the remote towards the TV while setting up.

2.  Press and hold the Xfinity and Mute buttons on the remote for five seconds until the remote light at the top (LED) changes from red to green.

3. As soon as it changes, enter the first five-digit code listed for the TV manufacturer. As the code is entered, the remote light (LED light) will blink on each digit entered.

Note that after the code is entered, the remote light blinks to indicate if the code is valid.

Two green blinks signify a valid code

Red blink and a green blink signifies an invalid code.

4. If the remote blinks twice signifying a valid code, aim the remote at the TV, and press the Power button.

5. If the TV turns off, turn the TV back on and verify that the Volume button and Mute button works.

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However, if the TV does not turn off, repeat the procedure with the next TV manufacturer device code.

If none of the device codes operate the TV, find a code that works for your TV.