Start out by purchasing your universal remote. There are many different kinds of universal remotes that you can purchase so shop around until you find one that you are interested in. Once you have your universal remote, you will be ready to set it to your television.
To set your universal remote to your television, you must enter a special code for your particular type of television.
Ask your cable service provider for a list of universal remote codes or search for them on the internet. Once you find a list of universal remote codes, search the list for your particular brand of television.
Most brands of televisions will have multiple universal remote codes that you can enter. Read the instructions on your remote and enter the remote code based on the instructions given with the remote.
Try each different universal remote code for your brand of television. You may have to go through every remote code until you find the one that matches your particular television.
Sometimes universal remotes are hard to set to a television. You may have to try many different times to get your universal remote to work with your television. Try each code multiple times until you find the right universal remote code for your television.
If you still cannot get your universal remote to work with your television, you can have your cable service provider come to your house and take a look at it for you. If the remote still does not work, return it to the store that you purchased it at and purchase a different type of universal remote.