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XR2 and XR5 Remote Control Buttons and Functions

Get to know the features and functions of the XR2 and XR5 remotes used with XFINITY X1.

The XR2 and XR5 remote controls are redesigned to improve the XFINITY TV viewing experience. These remotes are smaller and easier to handle, putting the buttons you use most often within easy reach. Plus, there are fewer buttons so you can quickly find the functions you're looking for. And these remotes are more environmentally friendly; fewer materials and less power are used to make them.

Just put the supplied batteries into the remote control. Once the batteries are properly installed, the remote will work with your X1 TV Box automatically. Shown below are the XR2, XR5 and XR5v3/v4* remote controls.

Note: The XR2v3 remote control is now also available. For more information, see the Additional Keys on the XR2v3 section below.

XR2, XR5 and XR5v3 remote controls

*Now available for purchase at store.xfinity.com.

Power, Channels, Volume

  • TV Power and All Power buttons TV Power and All Power: When programmed to your TV, these keys turn the TV on or off.
  • VOL button VOL: When programmed to your TV or audio device, raises or lowers the volume.
  • CH button CH: Tunes to the next higher (or lower) channel. Press the top half to channel up and the bottom half to channel down.
  • Mute button Mute: Turns sound off or on.

Play, Rewind, Fast Forward and More

  • Play/Pause button Play/Pause: Plays or pauses XFINITY On Demand and recorded programs. For X1 DVRs, also plays or pauses live TV.
  • FF button FF:
    • Skips forward one day in the X1 On-Screen Guide.
    • Fast-forwards XFINITY On Demand and recorded programs. Note: Not all XFINITY On Demand programs support fast forwarding.
    • For X1 DVR, after rewinding live TV, FF advances through the buffered program.
    • When in the On-Screen Guide, this will move you 24 hours into the future.
  • Rew button Rew:
    • Skips back one day in the X1 Guide.
    • Rewinds XFINITY On Demand or recorded programs.
    • For X1 DVR, also rewinds live TV.
    • When in the guide, this will move you back 24 hours.
  • Replay button Replay:
    • Rewinds XFINITY On Demand and recorded programs back 15 seconds.
    • For X1 DVRs, rewinds live TV 15 seconds.
  • Rec button Rec: Begins recording the program you are watching.

Guide Navigation Keys

  • XFINITY button (also known as Menu button) xfinity: Displays the main menu of the guide, which provides access to all guide features. Learn more about the X1 main menu.
  • Guide button Guide:
  • Exit button Exit/Stop:
    • Exits guide screens.
    • Stops and exits XFINITY On Demand and recorded programs.
    • For X1 DVRs, after rewinding live TV, Exit/Stop returns you to "now" (to the currently-airing live broadcast point).
  • Page up button Page Down button Page Up/Page Down:
    • Jump several rows up or down in the guide and in other menu pages.
    • Skip 10 minutes forward or back while watching XFINITY On Demand programs.
    • Skip five minutes forward or back while watching any live TV or DVR recording.
    • For X1 DVRs, Page Down skips live TV back five minutes. Page Up skips ahead to "now" (to the currently-airing live broadcast point).
  • OK button OK: Selects a highlighted item within the guide.
  • Arrow buttons - up, down, left, and right Arrows:
    • Navigate through the guide and menu screens one item at a time.
    • Press the right arrow while watching live TV to access the Mini Guide. Learn more about the Mini Guide.
    • Press the down arrow twice to access playback controls (pause/play, rewind, fast forward, etc.).
  • Last button Last:
    • In the guide or menu screens, returns to the previous screen.
    • When watching TV, displays the last nine items watched (any combination of channels, XFINITY On Demand programs and recorded programs).
    • Press the down arrow on the remote to display Last Channels, Continue Watching or Recent Applications.
  • Info button Info: Displays detailed program information.

Shortcut Keys (A, B, C, D)

Number Keys, Setup Button and TV Input Button

  • Numeric Keypad:
    • Use the keypad (0-9) to directly tune to a channel (e.g., 09 or 03).
    • Skip the main menu and begin a search instantly, from anywhere, by entering numbers on your remote.
    • In the Search menu, use the keypad to enter your search term. See an example of searching from the remote keypad.
  • Setup: Programs your remote to control your TV and/or audio device Learn how to program the remote to control your TV or audio device.
    Number pad. Setup button is located in the bottom-left corner to the left of the zero button.
  • TV Input Button
    • TV Input is now available on the XR5v3/v4 remote.
    • Use the TV Input button to change the input selection on your TV to access a DVD player, game console or other device.

Note: If you have 3D television, you will no longer be able to change the orientation of the guide using the XFINITY remote. Setting the TV back to 2D mode will return the guide to its normal orientation.

Additional Keys on the XR2v3

XR2v3 remote control.

The XR2v3 remote control is now available and includes the following buttons not found on previous versions of the XR2:
  • XR2v3 Search button. Search: Search for content by channel, program, or key words.
  • XR2v3 TV Input button. TV Input: Changes to the next available input on your TV.
  • XR2v3 Separate Play and Pause buttons. Separate Play and Pause buttons
    • Play: Plays XFINITY On Demand and recorded programs.
    • Pause: Pauses XFINITY On Demand and recorded programs.
  • XR2v3 Stop button. XR2v3 Exit button. Separate Stop and Exit buttons
    • Stop: Stops XFINITY On Demand and recorded programs.
    • Exit: Exits guide screens and returns you to TV viewing.
  • XR2v3 Fav button. Fav: Allows you to set up or easily view your favorite channels.
  • XR2v3 Swap button. Swap: Switches between two DVR tuners so you can control playback of two channels.

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