How To Program GE Universal Remote In 5 Steps [SEP 2023]


Learn how to program GE universal remote with and without codes to unlock all its features and control your TV, DVD, and soundbar functions.

As per Remote Codes Portal findings programming, GE universal remote without codes is much easier as compared to configuring it with a keycode. This sounds very true because programming a GE universal remote control with code requires you to enter a correct device code which is not easy to find. Contrary to that, the auto code search method automatically scans and programs the remote to your TV/DVD or any other device.

There is no need for any keycode to connect your remote to the device. This is very useful if you are in a situation where you don’t have relevant codes. And there are very few universal remotes that offer this functionality. With the GE 33709 universal remote, you can control Samsung, Vizio, LG, Sony, Sharp, Roku, Apple TV, TCL, Panasonic, Element, Smart TVs, Streaming Players, Blu-ray, DVD, and many more entertainment devices. You will need this GE universal remote codes list for programming.

How To Program GE Universal Remote In 5 Steps [SEP 2023]

This method is to program GE universal remote with codes via direct code entry. We have a post dedicated to GE universal remote codes, you can check that or can also use GE remote’s user manual to find the desired code. You can also check:

Step 1: First, “Turn ON” your TV and point your remote control towards the device.

Step 2: Press and hold the “Set-Up” button and wait for the signal. The LED light of the remote will turn ON.

Step 3: Now, press the device button (TV, DVD, Cable Box) whichever you want to program with the remote. We are assuming you are programming TV, so press the TV button.

Step 4: If you have a user booklet then search for the relevant key code in it. If it doesn’t have the code, you can check the GE universal remote codes list above. Find the correct code according to your device and type it using the remote keypad.

Step 5: Upon entering the right key code, the remote control LED light will switch OFF. This means you has been successfully connected to the device.

NOTE: If the code is incorrect, try the next code. Here we are assuming your digit code is correct.

Step 6: Now to verify and confirm the code press the remote’s “Power” button.

We used the exact same method to set up GE universal remote a few months ago. Following this method you can program GE remote to TV, soundbar, blu ray, DVD player, and streaming devices. You can also download GE remote user manual it also has a very informative stuff. If you have that booklet then you can configure the remote using it.

If you are unable to program your remote via direct code entry method, you must check our guide on how to program GE universal remote without code.

NOTE: These instructions to program general electric remote control will also work on GE CL 3, CL 4, and CL 5. The guide is also compatible with following variants of GE universal remote control:

  • 40081
  • 33709
  • SRP9263C
  • 48848
  • 34708
  • 33701
  • 41567
  • 40081
  • 48844
  • 37123
  • 44221
  • 33711
  • 349283
  • 34459
  • 44235
  • 46195
  • 40069
  • 37038

If your GE remote is not working even after following the given pairing guide, you need to refresh its settings. You can do it instantly by resetting reset GE universal remote.

How do I find the code for my GE Universal Remote?

You will find the relevant code for GE universal remote in the user-manual. If the desired code is not in the booklet, you can use the auto code search method to program the remote.

Final Words

We hope you will find this guide to program GE universal remote with and without code very useful. If you have the correct codes to pair the remote to your TV, DVD, SAT, or Cable box that’s fine but not having a code is a real issue. In that case, you can use the guide to program the GE remote without code, this is a 100% working method and works on almost every device. If you face any trouble with the above-listed methods, don’t hesitate to post your query in the comments section. We will be glad to help you in getting rid of the problem.



  1. my sony blue ray will not take

  2. hy martha i have samsung dvd player HT-Q20 i have try many code but remote is dosnt work

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