54 Series Remote Control

Hi, I’m Nadine.

DISH’s voice remote was designed to simplify your TV experience with your Hopper or Joey receiver. Let’s go over a few features that will allow you to get the most of your DISH service.

Voice control is one of my favorite features of this remote. That’s because all I have to do is speak a voice command to do pretty much anything I want with my receiver.

To use voice control, press and hold the voice button. If this is the first time you’re using voice control, follow the onscreen prompts to enable the feature, and then press the voice button again.

If you want to find something, say a show or movie title, actor, or sports team, and then release the voice button. Your receiver will take you to the content directly or display a list of results – simply choose the one you want!

You can also use voice commands to quickly jump to favorite parts of your receiver. For example, if you have a Hopper 3 or Hopper with Sling, just say “Open Netflix” to open the Netflix app or “YouTube” to open the YouTube app. Or say “Go to On Demand” to find great movies and shows.

Or you can say a specific channel like “ESPN” or “Hallmark” to be taken directly to that channel.

Since the Google Assistant is built-in, you can also use voice commands to find the weather or traffic in your area. Manage tasks like adding appointments to your calendar or items to your shopping list. Or get information on an actor, the score of the game, recipes, and more. You can even turn on the smart-home devices like your living room lights.

Press and hold the Back button to get back to live TV from any menu. Or press and hold the Info button to get help on any screen.

Another handy feature of the remote are these diamond buttons at the bottom, as they let you perform shortcuts in just a click. Press and hold the diamond button, and choose what you want to do with it from the list onscreen.

You can turn closed captioning on and off, launch Netflix, turn on Picture-in-Picture, and more.

Finally, if you ever lose the remote, you can easily find it by pressing the Locate Remote button on the front of your receiver. Just follow the beeping sound to find it!

Just a friendly reminder that your receiver needs to be connected to the internet to enjoy voice control. For a full list of commands, visit dishvoiceremote.com.

Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you next time!

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54 series Remote
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Cool Features

Voice Commands

Take the guesswork out of navigating your Hopper system by using voice commands to find your programming, tune to channels, launch Netflix, and more!

Since the Google Assistant is built into your receiver, you can also use voice commands to find a recipe, get information on an actor, find weather and traffic in your area, manage your appointments, and get answers on pretty much anything else you want to know about.

Voice functionality requires active internet connection.

Remote Finder

Can't find your remote? Don't panic! Simply press the Locate Remote button on the front panel of your receiver.

Personalize Your Remote

With customizable buttons, you can turn closed captioning on and off, launch Netflix®, turn on Picture-in-Picture (PiP), record a program, and more, with just one click.

Let There Be Light

Too dark to see the buttons on your remote? Activate the backlighting on your remote by simply picking it up, moving it, or shaking it gently in a dark room.

Top Questions

Why don’t I have the Google Assistant on my voice remote?

Follow these instructions to activate the Google Assistant on your receiver.

Why won’t the Google Assistant show my calendar and other personal information?

Your Google account must be linked to your receiver to view personal information on your TV.

Why won't my remote change the volume on my TV?

Your remote may not be programmed to control functions on your TV. Check out these step-by-step instructions to pair your remote to your TV or another device.

Why won't my remote work with my DISH receiver?

Often, this problem is due to dead batteries, or a remote or receiver error. Follow these steps to resolve your remote control issue.

What type of batteries does my remote take?

Your remote takes two AA batteries.

Want to Know More?

Visit our remote control how-to pages for step-by-step instructions for programming your remote, tuning to the correct channel/input for watching DISH programming, and more!

Visit the Google Assistant support page for more information on the Google Assistant.

Check out the 54 series remote control Quick Start Guide for additional information on your remote.

Need assistance with your receiver? Look to the receiver support pages for helpful info.

Troubleshoot issues with your equipment online.

Power button DVR button Home button Guide button Options button Microphone button Back button Info button Left arrow Right arrow Up arrow Down arrow Select button Skip Back Play/Pause Skip Forward Volume Up/Down Recall Mute Channel Up/Down Number Pad Number Pad 0 Customizable Button 1 Customizable Button 2



Remote Button Functions

Power Button

  • Cycle power on/off

DVR Button

  • Display Recordings Menu (if pressed one time)
  • Display PrimeTime Anytime Recordings Menu (if pressed two times)

Home Button

  • Display the Home Screen (if pressed one time)
  • Display Menu (if pressed two times)
  • Display Diagnostics (if pressed three times)

Guide Button

  • Display Program Guide (if pressed one time)
  • Access Guide Options (if pressed two times)

Options Button

  • Access applicable Options menu (if pressed one time)
  • Display Accessibility Settings (if pressed twice on Live TV)

Microphone Button

  • Initiate voice commands (if pressed and held)

Back/Live TV Button

  • Return to the previous menu/screen (if pressed one time)
  • Access Live TV (if pressed and held)

Info/Help Button

  • Display program info (if pressed one time)
  • Display on-screen help overlays (if pressed and held)

Left Button

  • Left one

Right Button

  • Right one

Up Button

  • Up one

Down Button

  • Down one

Select Button

  • Select highlighted option
  • Display program banner showing recording and playback options (if pressed on live TV)

Skip Back Button

  • Skip back 10 seconds (if pressed one time)
  • Skip back 10 frames (if paused)
  • Skip back 2 hours (if on Guide with "Enlarge Font" on)
  • Skip back 2.5 hours (if on Guide with "Enlarge Font" off)
  • Skip back 24 hours (if on Guide and held)
  • Rewind speed to 15x (if pressed one time while rewinding)
  • Rewind speed to 60x (if pressed two times while rewinding)
  • Rewind speed to 300x (if pressed three times while rewinding)
  • Navigate through tabs (if on an applicable menu)

Play/Pause Button

  • Start playback (if on Recordings menu)
  • Resume playback (if paused)
  • Pause (if watching live TV or a recording)

Skip Forward Button

  • Skip forward 10 seconds (if pressed one time)
  • Skip forward 10 frames (if paused)
  • Skip forward 2 hours (if on Guide with "Enlarge Font" on)
  • Skip forward 2.5 hours (if on Guide with "Enlarge Font" off)
  • Skip forward 24 hours (if on Guide and held)
  • Fast Forward speed to 15x (if pressed one time while fast forwarding)
  • Fast Forward speed to 60x (if pressed two times while fast forwarding)
  • Fast Forward speed to 300x (if pressed three times while fast forwarding)
  • Navigate through tabs (if on an applicable menu)

Volume Up/Down Button

  • Increase/Decrease sound

Recall Button

  • Moves a recording to the trash (if pressed when on a recording selection on the Recordings menu)
  • Recovers a deleted recording from the trash (if pressed when on a recording selection on the Trash menu)
  • Recalls to last channel watched (if "Tunes to Last Channel" is enabled)
  • Recalls to last channel watched and displays the Recall Banner (if "Both (Tunes and Shows Banner)" is enabled)

Mute Button

  • Cycles sound on/off

Channel Up/Down Button

  • Changes the channel up or down one (if watching live TV)
  • Pages up or down (if on Guide or a menu)

Number Pad

  • Input alphanumeric values

Customizable Button

  • Programmable button

SAT Button

  • Put in SAT mode
  • Perform HDMI-CEC function (if enabled)

TV Button

  • Put in TV mode

AUX Button

  • Put in AUX mode

Input Button

  • Swap Picture in Picture windows (if in SAT mode, P.i.P. is enabled, and "Swaps Main and P.i.P. Windows" is enabled)
  • Swap to last channel, maintaining swap buffer (if in SAT mode and "Swaps to Last Channel" is enabled or if in SAT mode, P.i.P. is disabled, and "Swaps Main and P.i.P. Windows" is enabled)
  • Display Swap Banner (if in SAT mode and "Shows Swap Banner" is enabled)
  • Cycle through TV Inputs (if in TV mode)

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