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TalkTalk Remote Control Guide

Welcome to our TalkTalk TV remote control guide, where you can find out how each button can be used to enjoy your TV service. There are several versions of the TalkTalk remote, so please select the right tab for your version to view relevant information. If you need a replacement remote control, please visit the TalkTalk Shop where you can purchase one for just £6.99.

Please note, for some of the features, you'll need to set up your remote to control your TV first before you can use them.

Remotes

 

The remote control version below is best identified by the green button in the top right (or blue on some versions). Please refer to the table below to discover how to use the features of this model.

Remote

Using your remote

Button Name What does it do?
Power Switches your YouView Box on & puts it into standby mode. 
Source Select the source displayed on screen, for things like TV, Games Consoles, DVD players, laptops/computers, digital cameras etc.
Numbers Enter letters or numbers into your YouView Box for specific channels, PINs, postcode settings, security answers etc.
TalkTalk Use this to get to the TalkTalk Player, where you can rent films, buy Boosts, and watch paid-for content like Sky Sports.
Guide View the YouView Guide, including all your Freeview channels and the upcoming TV schedule.
Info Press this during a programme, or when you've highlighted it in the Guide to see the summary of a programme, including a brief synopsis, age ratings/guidance and any accessibility features supported e.g. subtitles. 
Colours You'll see alerts on screen for how to use your colour buttons e.g. Red Button will sometimes give you extra information & content, yellow button can be used to lock recordings or hide channels.
Volume Increase/Decrease your TV volume. You'll need to set up your remote to control your TV before this will work.
Channel Use this to move up/down channels.
Back Exit menus/guides without changing or confirming any settings.
Mute The quick way to turn off all sound on your TV. To restore, press it again. You'll need to set up your remote to control your TV before this will work.
Record Only for Plus TV customers with a YouView+ Box (greyed out means your Box doesn't have this feature). Press to start recording immediately, or schedule a future programme by pressing this whilst highlighting your chosen programme in the Guide. Find out more About Recording.
Search Search for your favourite programmes by entering the name with the number buttons.
Pause/Rewind/Play Control live TV, On Demand and recorded content (YouView+ Boxes only). Visit About pause & rewind.
Zoom Get a larger view of text on screen. To select anything, you'll need to press it again and return to normal view.

 

The remote control version below is best identified by the pink talktalk button above the channel controls. Please refer to the table below to discover how to use the features of this model.

New remote guide

Using your remote

Button Name What does it do?
Power Switches your YouView Box on & puts it into standby mode. 
Source Select the source displayed on screen, for things like TV, Games Consoles, DVD players, laptops/computers, digital cameras etc.
Red LED Indicator light that blinks when a button is pressed.
TV Power Use this to switch your TV on & off. You'll need to set up your remote to control your TV first before this will work.
Pause/Rewind/Play Control live TV, On Demand and recorded content (YouView+ Boxes only). Visit About pause & rewind.
YouView View the YouView Guide, including all your Freeview channels and the upcoming TV schedule.
TalkTalk  Use this to get to the TalkTalk Player, where you can rent films, buy Boosts, and watch paid-for content like Sky Sports.
Info Press this during a programme, or when you've highlighted it in the Guide to see the summary of a programme, including a brief synopsis, age ratings/guidance and any accessibility features supported e.g. subtitles. 
Record Only for Plus TV customers with a YouView+ Box (greyed out means your Box doesn't have this feature). Press to start recording immediately, or schedule a future programme by pressing this whilst highlighting your chosen programme in the Guide. Find out more About Recording.
Volume Increase/Decrease your TV volume. You'll need to set up your remote to control your TV before this will work.
Channel Use this to move up/down channels.
Guide View the YouView Guide, including all your Freeview channels and the upcoming TV schedule.
Back Exit menus/guides without changing or confirming any settings.
Search Search for your favourite programmes by entering the name with the number buttons.
Numbers Enter letters or numbers into your YouView Box for specific channels, PINs, postcode settings, security answers etc.
Subtitles Switch subtitles on & off. Visit About subtitles to find out more. 
Audio Description Switch Audio Description on & off. Visit About Audio Description to learn more.
Low Battery This will blink when your batteries are low so you know when to change them.

 

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