Your Sky remote makes use of a special four-digit "code" to operate both your Sky box and your TV, meaning you can use just one remote to handle all Sky functions, to change the TV volume and to turn your TV on and off.
You'll need your four-digit remote control code when:
- You set up Sky TV by yourself, without the help of an engineer.
- You change your TV set or Sky remote.
- Your Sky remote has been without battery power for more than ten minutes.
Look up your code onlineTo use the online lookup tool, you'll need to know the following three things:
- The version of your Sky remote: Remove your Sky remote's battery cover. Depending on the age of the remote, the details will be printed either on the removable cover or inside the battery compartment. Older Sky remotes may not display a version number, but you can work out the version number if you know the date you bought yours (a).
- The make of your TV: The brand name, e.g. Sony, Panasonic, LG, Samsung.
- The model of your TV: Usually a string of letters and numbers printed on your TV and in your owner's manual.
I've got my remote control code. What next?Once you've got your remote control code, follow these steps to use it:
- Cover the front of your Sky remote, or point the remote away from the TV.
- Press the tv button.
- Point your Sky remote at the TV.
- Hold down the select and red buttons together for a few seconds.
- Enter your four-digit remote control code.
- Press the select button.
- Cover the front of your Sky remote again, or point the remote away from the TV.
- Press the sky button.
- Point your Sky remote at the TV again.
What TV functions can I access through my Sky remote?Once your Sky remote has been set up to operate your TV, you should be able to:
- Change the volume: Press the vol +/- buttons.
- Turn the TV on and off (standby): Press the tv button and then the power button to turn the TV on or off (standby). After turning on the TV, press the sky button to regain control of the usual Sky functions.
- Switch input mode: Press the tv button and then repeatedly press the help button to cycle through available inputs on your TV, e.g. to switch to using a games console or DVD player. Keep pressing the help button to return to the input that displays Sky TV (usually "HDMI 1"), and then press the sky button to regain control of the usual Sky functions.