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Can a Direct tv genie remote ever control netflix?

I can use the genie to get to netflix as an app on my smart samsung, but once in it, the remote doesn't do anything, and I have to go back to the samsung remote. Is there any way to avoid using 2 remotes? The genie won't control my amazon prime either. I've tried repprogramming the remote to no avail. Perhaps something not mentioned by the Direct TV sales guy in the big box store? 

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Re: Can a direvt tv genie remote ever control netflix?

DirecTV remotes cannot control your SmartTV features or its apps.  I use a Logitech Harmony remote to control everything. 

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Thanks so much!

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Re: Can a direvt tv genie remote ever control netflix?

What kind of harminy remote? Do you need to purchase the home hub or is it some kind of universal remote?

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Re: Can a direvt tv genie remote ever control netflix?

There are several Logitech Harmony remotes.  I have two different versions ... one for my main Media Room and one in the Family Room.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-15-Device-Touchscreen-Favorite-Channel-Rechargeable/dp/B077NW4J28/re...

 

https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmony-Elite-Remote-Control/dp/B014PDFP9S/ref=sr_1_3?s=audio-video-...

 

The hub version is nice if you want to control everything with Amazon Echo devices. 

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Re: Can a direvt tv genie remote ever control netflix?

Those are not DTV employees in a store they are third party company employees that send new orders to DTV and usually don't know anything about how DTV receivers work.

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