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Friday, July 22nd, 2022 1:49 PM

How to program RC73 remote to control Amazon FireTV Series 4

I see there's other questions on this but I don't see a working solution.

I just set up an Amazon FireTV Series 4

Previously I had a Vizio TV and the RC73 remote turned the TV on and off and controlled the volume of the TV. Now with the FireTV, the RC73 remote only controls satellite functions.

For reference, it's a RC73 remote and a C41w-500 receiver.

I have already done the MUTE and ENTER and it's in IR mode.

I went to MENU > Settings > Remote Control > Program Remote, but when trying to pick the TV manufacturer, there's no Amazon or no FireTV listed there.

I've used the Code Lookup Tool: Add New TV > it lists Amazon Fire TV, it goes to TV Setup and says "Please select an option to setup your Amazon-Fire TV TV" but there are no options listed, just a red TV graphic.

Am I doing something wrong? Can anyone help me get this working?

I appreciate it and thank you in advance!


ACE - New Member


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6 months ago

To my knowledge, the Amazon Fire TV Series 4 is still so new that DIRECTV has not yet incorporated it in their menus. You may be able to use the TCL brand though. Let us know if that works.

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2 months ago

Use TCL brand - type in model number 55CF630. It doesn’t come up - choose “model isn’t listed”. It then begins to run 1-15 options. Option number 2 worked for me. To see if it works - you just push up the volume button like turning up volume on TV - when it works - then choose option “it works” and you are done. Your remote will now turn tv on and off and adjust volume as well as change channels. 
BTW - Direct TV customer support could not help me do this - said I needed to just use two remotes. 


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