How to Update the Firmware of your Smart TV (Samsung)

How can I update my smart Samsung TV? The answer to the question is very simple. Just be sure to navigate through the page and you will be fully contented at the end. Updating your Samsung TV will enable you to experience new amazing features and save you the troubles appearing from the firmware that is not updated.

Smart Samsung TV
Smart Samsung TV

Therefore, there is a great need for you to update the software of your Samsung TV to the latest version. Why should you do this? First of all, you will improve the overall performance of your TV. Next, the integration with smart home speakers will be done and it will provide a fix for most of your problems among other great functionalities.

Updating the Firmware of Samsung Smart TV

There are several ways in which you can successfully update your Samsung TV. These involve updating via the internet or through USB. You can choose to update the TV manually and also consider the automatic update.

Setting the Automatic Update for your Samsung TV

As a matter of fact, setting the automatic update will save you a lot of time while executing the process. This will allow your TV to automatically download and install updates whenever they are available. The procedure is very simple and won’t consume much of your time while activating the feature. To achieve this, be sure to follow the steps below:

  1. Turn your Samsung TV on.
  2. Using your remote, press the Menu button and go to Settings on your TV.
  3. Select the Support option.
Selecting the Support Section
Selecting the Support Section
  1. Click on Software Update.
Clicking on Software Update option
Clicking on Software Update option
  1. Select the Auto Update option and ensure it is on.
Turning on the Auto Update feature
Turning on the Auto-Update feature

Note: Your smart TV must be connected to your home Wi-Fi network.

However, you can choose to update the system manually by following the same process and then click on the Update Now section.

Updating the software manually
Updating the software manually

Manual Update through USB

Moreover, you can also perform the update through the USB. This allows you to manually update the software of your Samsung TV. To achieve this, you need to consider that you have a USB stick, a laptop or PC as well as the model number of your Samsung TV.

To find the model number of your TV is quite easy. All you have to do is to check the sticker at the back of your TV. Also, you can find it following the steps below:

  1. Turn your TV on.
  2. Press the Menu button on your remote.
  3. Go to Settings on your TV.
  4. Select the Support option.
  5. Click on Contact Samsung and find the model number there.
Checking the Model number of your Samsung TV
Checking the Model number of your Samsung TV

Once you have all the requirements in place, you can now proceed with the updating process by following the outlined steps below:

  1. Go to the Samsung Support website.
  2. In the Search Support Box, type the model number of your TV and hit enter. Enter the model number you found in the previous procedure.
Entering the model number in the Search Support Box
Entering the model number in the Search Support Box
  1. Select Downloads or Manuals and Downloads.
Download option for the Upgrade File
Download option for the Upgrade File
  1. Click on Download to save the firmware updates onto your PC or Laptop. You can now unzip the file and save it onto the USB stick without changing the file’s or folder’s name.
Downloading the Upgrade File
Downloading the Upgrade File
  1. Power on your TV and insert the USB stick into its port.
Inserting USB Drive into the TV
Inserting USB Drive into the TV
  1. On your Samsung TV, click on Support at the bottom left of your screen.
Selecting the Support Section (Samsung tv)
Selecting the Support Section
  1. Select the Software Update option and click on Update Now.
Updating the Samsung TV software
Updating the software
  1. Next, select the USB option. Consequently, you will be notified that the USB is being scanned and the process may take more than a minute.
Updating the software using a USB drive(samsung)
Updating the software using a USB drive

Note: While the updating process is ongoing, do not turn off you’re your TV or pull out the USB as this could cause a firmware error. Also, if your TV cannot find the USB, try using another USB device or change the port selection.

The tv will now undergo the update process and once it is complete, your TV will automatically power off and back on again. This will be an indication that the latest version of your firmware or software has been successfully updated.

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