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How to Update Samsung Smart TV Firmware in Two Easy Ways

Most electrical appliances such as mobile phones, PCs, Consoles, Smart Watches, and other Internet of Things products require updates that will improve performance and bring new features. These updates also help in removing any vulnerabilities that could be taken advantage of and cause various kinds of problems, looking at how TVs are getting smarter day by day, it is only right that they receive firmware updates to be even smarter. Today we will be looking at how to update Samsung Smart TV firmware.

At the moment, the update game for TVs is still in the early phases. Not every smart TV OEM is providing constant updates for their TVs. But Samsung is doing good while providing software updates to its Smart TVs. Firmware updates for TVs can consist of various things. Maybe a fix for an annoying bug, a new feature that just got added to make it perform better, or maybe just security features being added to protect the TV from vulnerable attacks. Sometimes an update might break a few things, but that is rarely the case for TVs as compared to other electronic gadgets.

Keeping all of these things aside, this guide will help you to know how to update your Samsung smart TVs’ firmware.

How to Update Firmware on Samsung Smart TV

There are two ways to update your Samsung smart TVs’ firmware. Read along to know how to update the firmware in two easy methods.

Method 1 – Update Samsung Smart TV Firmware via Wi-Fi

  1. First things first, turn your TV On and make sure that it’s connected to the internet- either via Wi-Fi or the ethernet cable.
  2. Now, on your TV remote, press the Home button to bring up the Settings Menu.
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  3. Navigate to the Cloud icon that will present at the sidebar on the left.
  4. Open up the Support tab followed by the Software Update option.
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  5. If you see the Software Update option grayed out, change your TV source to Live TV.
  6. Now, select the Update Now option to begin checking for updates.
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  7. It will now show a screen that says checking for updates.
  8. If an update is found, it will show the details of the update and then ask you to download the update by selecting the download button. Once the firmware has been downloaded, the TV will ask to be restarted to complete the installation.
  9. If there is no update found, it will show you the dialog box saying that you have the latest version and there are no new software updates available.

This particular method works for TVs launched starting in 2020. If you have a Samsung smart TV that was released before 2020 and older, follow this method to check for firmware updates.

  1. First things first, turn your TV On and make sure that it’s connected to the internet- either via Wi-Fi or the ethernet cable.
  2. Now, on your TV remote, press the Home button to bring up the Settings Menu.
  3. Once in the Settings Menu head over to Support and then Software Update.
  4. Click on the Update Now option to make the Tv search for updates.
  5. It will now show a screen that says checking for updates.
  6. If an update is found, it will show the details of the update and then ask you to download the update by selecting the download button. Once the firmware has been downloaded, the TV will ask to be restarted to complete the installation.
  7. If there is no update found, it will show you the dialog box saying that you have the latest version and there are no new software updates available.

And this is how you check for updates on your Samsung smart TV purchased before 2020 and older.

Method 2 – Update Samsung Smart TV via USB

  1. Head over to your PC and visit the Samsung Support page through your favorite web browser
  2. Head into the Support section and then select the product model. 
  3. Now click on the Go to Manual and Downloads section.
  4. Once you’ve reached the downloads page for your particular TV model, download the Upgrade File over to your system.
  5. With the zip folder downloaded, simply extract the folder and copy it over to your USB drive.
  6. Do not make any changes to the folder’s name or put the extracted folder into another folder.
  7. Now, simply turn the TV on and plug in the USB drive with the extracted folder containing the firmware.
  8. With the USB drive plugged in, simply press the home button on your remote, navigate to Settings > Software Update and finally Update Now.
  9. The TV will now ask you to allow it to search the USB drive for any firmware files.
  10. Click on Yes to let it search through the USB drive.
  11. When it finds the update, it will begin the installation and restart to complete the update process.

And there you have it, you have updated the firmware of your Samsung smart TV via the USB upgrade File.

Conclusion

Sometimes, your TV might not be able to find an update because of a few reasons like the updater might not be working at the moment or probably your internet connection is way too slow. When in such a situation, downloading the upgrade file on your PC and installing it will be the best method. This can also be done if you don’t have access to the internet on your TV at any given time. While downloading the upgrade file, always check that you are downloading the right file. You will see the exact model either at the back of your TV on a sticker or on the TV box that it came in or even on the hard copy manual guides.

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