How to Update the Software on a Samsung Smart TV
Your Samsung Smart TV is one of the best ways to experience the cutting edge of today’s latest streaming platforms, from Netflix and Hulu to Amazon Prime Video and niche services like Shudder and Pluto. But that’s not all. Your web-connected Samsung is also a gateway to streaming capabilities, photo sharing, news, weather, games and more. It is therefore important that you keep its software up to date.
Ensuring your Samsung TV is running the latest software (sometimes also called firmware) ensures that you receive the best overall performance, including things like app optimizations for overall security, bug and issue fixes and , in some cases. , image/sound improvements. We also have how-to articles on keeping your apps up to date and also how to remove apps from your Samsung smart TV.
By accepting the Smart Hub Terms and Conditions during the initial setup of your Samsung TV, you authorize Samsung to apply automatic software updates to your TV. If you didn’t agree to these terms in advance or want to learn more about other ways to get software updates on your Samsung TV, we’ve outlined a few ways to do so in this guide.
Besides having automatic updates, this is by far the easiest way to download and install updates for your Samsung smart TV.
Step 1: First things first: you need to make sure your TV is connected to a reliable Wi-Fi network. If you have “borrowed” the Internet from the restaurant across the street, now is not the time to bet on the connection. If your TV is not connected to a strong network while downloading or implementing a software update, it may take a long time to get the new patch. In some cases, it can even cause the TV software to crash altogether – and that’s usually not a fate you can walk away from.
2nd step: Once your TV is connected to Wi-Fi, press the button Menu Where Settings button on your remote control, navigate to SettingsSo choose Support.
Step 3: Then select Software updatethen Update now. You will also see an on/off toggle for Automatic update. Don’t worry, we’ll get to that in a moment.
Step 4: If an update is available, the TV will ask you to confirm the download. Once you grant permission, the TV will start downloading the patch and installing it. From start to finish, this process only takes a few minutes.
We can’t stress this enough: at any stage of the update process, don’t turn off the tv. This puts your TV at risk of bricking when implementing the new software.
Step 5: Once the update installation is complete, your TV will restart automatically. That’s all we can say about it.
If you don’t have a Wi-Fi network ready to plug into your TV, another way to download and install software updates is to use a USB flash drive.
Step 1: All the latest software updates for the full range of Samsung TVs are available online via the Samsung Download Center.
2nd step: Once on the page, you can either search for your specific TV by selecting type of productthen TV. If you already know the exact model number of your TVyou can click Enter model number to enter the mixture of letters and numbers that make up the name of your Samsung.
Step 3: On the Support page for your respective TV, the latest software updates can be found under the Downloads tongue. Click To download next to the latest version and wait for the download to complete.
Step 4: The update will be added to your computer as a compressed file. Locate the file, then unzip it. To make the next step easier, we recommend moving the unzipped file to your desktop.
Step 5: Then go ahead and connect your USB drive to one of your computer’s USB inputs. Then click and drag the unzipped update file onto your USB drive or copy/paste it from your computer into the drive.
You’ll want to make sure the update file is stored directly on the drive and not on any auxiliary folders you might already have on the USB drive. If the update file is placed in a secondary folder, your TV will not be able to find it (our next step).
Step 6: Unmount the USB drive, unplug it from your computer, then connect it to one of the USB inputs on your Samsung TV.
Step 7: Take your TV remote and turn on the device. Open the Main Menuselect Settingsthen Support. Then select Software update > Update now > Yes.
Your TV will then search for the USB loaded update. After detecting it, the device will start installing the update. Let’s reiterate: Do not turn off the TV during this process. Once the update is complete, your TV will restart automatically.
If you’d rather not have to manually check for updates intermittently, you can enable this feature to download updates while your TV is in standby (off, but still plugged in). Once you turn your TV back on, the update is automatically applied to your TV.
Step 1: Turn on your TV, open the Main Menuthen go to Settings > Support.
2nd step: To choose Software update. Yes Automatic update is not enabled, go ahead and do it. From now on, your Samsung TV will perform all software updates automatically.
Apart from the major software updates that your Samsung TV receives, there are also individual app updates to consider. Keeping your TV apps up to date ensures that you get the best experience from your smart TV overall. App updates can range from relatively small (problem fixes) to large scale (menu overhauls). Regardless of the size of the download, app updates can be just as essential as software patches that hit your TV directly.
Step 1: On your Samsung TV remote control, press the button smart hub Where House button.
2nd step: To choose apps in the bottom ribbon of menu options. Then select My Appsfollowed by Choice.
Step 3: If you want your TV apps to update automatically, toggle Automatic update to.
In the future, if you notice that there is a delay when pressing the key smart home Where House of your TV remote control, this is because your TV is implementing the latest app updates installed. You will also see some kind of message telling you that updates are being applied. After a minute or two, this message will disappear and you can use your TV as normal.
Step 4: With Automatic update disabled, you can manually choose which TV apps receive updates. To do this, press the smart hub Where House button, choose My Appsthen select the update box (located near Choice). Select the update box.
From here, you’ll see a list of apps installed on your TV that have updates available, allowing you to choose which ones are getting the latest software/firmware.