How to Program Xfinity Remote to Soundbar-2023 updated

Many people buy soundbars to improve the audio quality of their televisions, but may not know how to program  Xfinity remote to soundbar. The following blog post will explain how to do so. After following these instructions, you can use your remote to control all the essential functions of your soundbar.

Can You Program Any Xfinity Remote to a Soundbar?

You may wonder if you can program any Xfinity remote to control your soundbar. The answer is yes! You can program any Xfinity remote to work with your soundbar, as long as the soundbar is compatible with the Comcast system.

To program your Xfinity remote to a soundbar, follow these steps:

1. Turn on your soundbar and Xfinity receiver.

2. On your Xfinity remote, press and hold the Setup button until the light at the top of the remote turns green.

3. Enter 99101 on the remote keypad.

4. Press and release the Play/Pause button on the remote.

5. Enter the code for your soundbar.

6. Press and release the Play/Pause button on the remote.

7. Press and hold the Mute button on the remote until the light at the top of the remote turns green.

8. Press and release the Volume Up button on the remote.

9. Press and release the Volume Down button on the remote.

10. You should now be able to control your soundbar with your Xfinity remote!

How to Program an Xfinity Remote to a Soundbar

We’ll look at how to program the Xfinity X1 and the Xfinity XR-15 models to your Soundbar now that you can program just about any Xfinity remote.

Many Xfinity remote models are available today, but these are just a few. Check the specifications of your specific Xfinity remote if it is not listed here.

How to program your Xfinity Soundbar with Step-by-Step Instructions

Because Xfinity remotes work with various soundbars and audio/video receivers, we need to go into more detail. Xfinity X1 and Xfinity XR-15 model types can be programmed step-by-step using the following guide.

Remote control programming for Xfinity X

Xfinity X remotes can easily be programmed to your soundbar device. You shouldn’t have any trouble with this, even with technical problems. To complete this process, you will need the manufacturer’s code for the soundbar.

The steps are as follows:

Default the output receiver to your Soundbar

Before connecting or programming anything, you should ensure your soundbar is set as the default output receiver. Without this change, your TV’s built-in speakers will probably continue to output sound.

You will need an HDMI ARC cable or an optical cable to connect your soundbar to your TV. The next step requires the connection of these two.

Press ‘Setup’ on your remote.

We can move forward if your TV and soundbar are connected and the default output is listed. Xfinity’s remote must be connected to the soundbar now. The ‘Setup’ button on your remote will allow you to do this. The button needs to be held for a few seconds.

Watch the LED light turn green.

Holding the ‘Setup’ button for a few seconds should initiate the setup process. Upon turning green, the red LED will indicate that the process is complete. On the top of your remote, you’ll find an LED light.

Enter the manufacturer’s code for the soundbar

You will need the manufacturer’s code after the light turns green to use the soundbar. If you’re unsure, it’s a five-digit code listed on the device’s specs. For more information about the specific regulation of your model, click here. Upon receiving the code, you can enter it as instructed.

Wait until the LED light flashes green twice.

To use the device, you must wait until the green LED light flashes twice after entering the code. Xfinity will notify you when the remote has been programmed with this signal.

Run a remote test

You are ready to use the device when the LED flashes green twice. Now, you just need to make sure your remote is connected. Make sure the power and volume control works correctly.


What should you do if the Xfinity Remote won’t connect to your soundbar?

You can try a few things if you’re having trouble programming your Xfinity remote to control your soundbar.

Press the code 9-9-2 and hold the Channel Up button for up to three minutes if your Xfinity remote cannot be programmed to your Soundbar. Initiate the programming steps again.

Secondly, make sure that the batteries in your remote are fresh. If they’re not, replace them and try again.

Next, check if your soundbar is compatible with the Xfinity remote. You can find a list of compatible devices on the Xfinity website.

If your soundbar is compatible, the next step is to reset your Xfinity remote. To do this, press and hold the Setup button for three seconds, then release it. The red light at the top of the remote will blink twice, indicating that it’s been reset.

Frequently asked questions

How do I program my Xfinity XR15 remote to my soundbar?

The LED will turn GREEN after a 5-second hold when the Xfinity and Mute buttons are pressed together. In the CodeFinder tool on this page, enter the code shown on the remote using the digit keys. Confirm that the remote controls the audio device volume correctly.

How do I pair my Xfinity XR15 remote to my Vizio soundbar?

Turn up the TV sound. To change the color of the LED, press A+D on the remote. To reset the system completely, type 987. After pressing the Xfinity button, the screen should display the numbers to enter to pair the remote.

Can my Xfinity remote control my surround sound?

In most cases, yes. You can find out if the remote works with your TV, audio receiver, or sound bar by visiting If it does, you can learn how to set up your Voice Remote for remote control of your TV, audio receiver, or sound bar.

How do I pair my xr11 remote to my soundbar?

To set up TV, go to the Xfinity settings. You can skip the audio. After pressing and holding the setup button for a few seconds, the LED light will become green. Ensure a connection by entering the manufacturer’s code from and testing the power and volume after the LED lights flash twice.


In this article, we discussed how to program Xfinity remote to soundbar. If you’re having trouble programming your Xfinity remote to control your soundbar, you can try the steps we discussed above in detail. Once your remote is reset, try programming it again. If you’re still having trouble, contact Xfinity customer support for assistance.