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 handy when we do not want to search for separate controllers.

This article deals with configuring or pairing a 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 that 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 the Mi IR cable Set-top-box controller which is available on the website for Rs 249 (The 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.

That means when we are selecting a particular channel on 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 is used to convert the command from the Mi TV remote to an IR command acceptable for the set-top box. This IR frequency is 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
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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 the other end of this controller carry IR transmitters.

Mi ir cable

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

mi ir cable to TV USB

Now your hardware setup is ok and proceeds to configure them in settings.

mi ir cable

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

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

Still, you have a problem configuring your Mi TV remote or have doubts about how to use the Mi TV remote for a set-top box. Don’t worry! The team behind Sensy is there to help you out.

Just send an e-mail your concern to [email protected]. 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 button and Home button (O) button 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 going to

Settings > Additional settings > Remote & Accessories

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I reset my MI remote?

The resetting option is not available on 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 paired with the TV by selecting the unpair option.

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3 years ago

Wether Mi IR cable control the volume etc of STB or control only channel.