Configure Mi TV remote

Configure Mi TV remote controller with any Cable/DTH Set Top Box

Nowadays your TV and cable TV/DTH remote can be controlled through a single universal remote. It is a very useful thing when we do not want to search for separate controllers. This article deals with the procedure to configure or pair Mi TV remote with almost any STB.

It can control more than 48 DTH / Cable brands and 3500 + operators.

Newly launched  Mi TVs by Xiaomi are coming with a remote which also can be configured with almost any STB available in India. By default, it is not configured with any STB.

It can be configured through the Sensy TV app on the TV.

But before that, we have to buy an additional device called Mi IR cable Set-top-box controller which is available on the Mi.com website at a price of Rs 249 (Shipping charge is additional).

Your STB is being controlled by a TV remote with the help of this controller only. Also, note that this IR controller works only with Mi TVs.

The use of this Mi IR controller is to convert the signal from the TV to a suitable IR signal for the smooth operation of STB.

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That means when we are selecting a particular channel in TV, the Mi IR cable set-top box controller converts the command from TV to a corresponding IR frequency of that particular channel.

Here Mi IR cable uses to convert the command from Mi TV remote to an IR command acceptable for the set-top box. This IR frequency easily understandable by the STB and it will be triggered.

You can buy a Mi TV replacement remote controller from Amazon if your original remote is not functional or damaged.

Mi IR STB controller
Image courtesy: mi.com

How to use Mi tv remote for a set-top box?

Before configuring the process this IR cable set-top box controller should be connected to your TV’s USB port and other end of this controller carry IR transmitters.

Mi ir cable

This end carrying IR transmitters should be facing towards the front face of the Cable/DTH set-top box (STB).

mi ir cable to TV USB

Now your hardware set up is ok and proceed to configure them in settings.

mi ir cable

Next, go to the aforementioned Sensy TV app on your TV do the configuration through the instructions on your TV screen.

If in any case these settings are not worked for you, it may happen due to some variations in STB models, try to change the channels through Mi TV remote by selecting different remote options available in the setup by trial and error method.

Still, you have the problem to configure your Mi TV remote. Don’t worry! The team behind Sensy is there to help you out.

Just send an e-mail your concern to [email protected] Definitely, your problem will be solved.

How do I pair my remote with my MI TV?

It’s an easy process to pair the remote with your Mi TV. To do this, just press and hold the MI botton and Home button (O) biutton simultaneously by pointing the remote to your Mi TV keeping it at a distance of about 20 cm.

It is going to be paired, and the TV will create a beep confirmation sound.

You can see the paired remote and other accessories by goig to

Settings > Additional settings > Remote & Acessories

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I reset my MI remote?

The resetting option is not available in the Mi TV remote. But you can unpair the remote by going to Settings > Additional Settings >Remote & Accessories.

Here you can see your remote in the listings. Just select the remote and you will get the options such as Change Name, Unpair, and Battery Percentage.

The remote can be unpaired with the TV by selecting the unpair option.

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(First Published on November 10,2018)

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