How To Update Samsung Smart Tv: A Step-By-Step Guide

by John Sanderson
How To Update Samsung Smart Tv

Smart TVs are great for watching different types of content, including movies and TV shows. They also allow you to access the internet and connect with your favorite streaming services. However, Samsung smart TVs don’t always update themselves automatically. If a feature is outdated or if you want your TV to connect with more apps, you’ll need to manually update the Samsung smart TV settings. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to update your Samsung smart TV.

How To Update Samsung Smart Tv

1. Open the Settings app on your Samsung smart TV.

2. Go to the Settings menu in the top right corner of your Samsung smart TV screen.

3. Scroll down to “Software Update” and “Update Software” options, and then select “Update Software Now” from the list.

4. You will now be prompted to update your Samsung smart TV software, so select “Yes” or “OK” on your remote control if a message pops up on your screen asking you to confirm that you want to update your settings software.

5. The Samsung smart TV will check for new updates and then automatically update itself if any are available, or you can manually check for updates by pressing the Back button on your remote control until you reach the settings menu again, then selecting “Update Software” option from the list of options at the bottom of the screen (this is what I did).

6. If there are software updates available for download, you should see a message like below pop up on the screen indicating that there have been updates made available for download:

7. After updating is complete, you will be prompted with a message like below indicating that all updates are complete.

The Benefits Of Updating Your Samsung Smart Tv

1. Samsung smart TV software updates help you get more apps and features from your Samsung Smart TV.

2. Updates can improve the performance of your smart TV, which helps with streaming and other features.

3. Updates can help to protect your smart TV against malware and other types of cyber threats that could potentially affect the security of your smart TV settings.

4. Updating Samsung Smart TV software allows you to get the latest updates on different apps available for download on your Samsung Smart TV, which helps in keeping all the apps up-to-date, secure, and functional as they are intended to be used by the manufacturer or developer of each app or service provider (like Netflix and Hulu).

5. Updating Samsung Smart TV allows you to fix certain problems and issues that may arise with certain apps or services that you use on your smart TV such as Netflix or Hulu for example if those apps become too slow for some reason (which is likely when there are multiple updates available for download).

6. Updating your Samsung smart tv software helps in getting the latest updates from different developers of applications like Netflix, Hulu, etc as well as from application sellers who may offer new versions of their existing applications that may include additional features or improvements in their existing services (like Amazon Prime Video). Such improvements would probably include new user interface elements like navigation buttons on app screens, navigation menus, improved navigation controls, etc for example, which are often not visible during initial setup but can be accessed later when the user starts using the application.

7. Updating your smart TV software helps to save and transfer all data, settings, preferences, etc from one Samsung smart TV to another (if you are moving from one Samsung smart TV to another for example).

8. Updating your smart TV software helps in ensuring that your smart TV operates at optimal performance levels and is not affected by any new bugs or issues with apps or services that your smart tv may have had prior to the latest software update being applied.

Best Apps For Samsung Smart Tv

Pandora Radio

Pandora is a free internet radio app that allows you to listen to music and create stations based on your favorite music genres, artists, or songs.

YouTube

YouTube is a free app that allows you to search and play videos online, share videos with friends and family, upload your own videos, and more.

Netflix

Netflix is a free service that allows you to watch movies and TV shows online. You can also download the Netflix app for your smart TV for streaming on the go. The latest version of the Netflix app for Samsung smart TVs is v2.0 (8.1).

Hulu Plus & Hulu Live TV

Hulu Plus & Hulu Live TV are both paid services that allow you to stream many popular television shows and movies directly from the internet onto your Samsung smart TV. You can download the Hulu Plus & Hulu Live TV apps for free from Samsung’s website or Google Play Store or install them directly on your smart TV using a USB drive or hard drive (recommended). The latest version of these apps is v3.0 (8.1) and v3.1 (8.2) respectively.

Amazon Prime Video & Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video is a paid service that allows you to stream video content from Amazon directly onto your Samsung smart TV. You can download the Amazon Instant Video app for free from Samsung’s website or Google Play Store or install it directly on your smart TV using a USB drive or hard drive (recommended). The latest version of this app is v3.0 (8.1).

FandangoNow & Fandango Movies

FandangoNow & Fandango Movies are both paid services that allow you to stream movies and shows directly onto your Samsung smart TV from the internet, including popular Hollywood blockbusters, indie flicks, and more. You can download the FandangoNow app for free from Samsung’s website or Google Play Store or install it directly on your smart TV using a USB drive or hard drive (recommended). The latest version of this app is v2.0 (8.1) whereas the latest version of the Fandango Movies app is v2.0 (8.1).

CBS All Access

CBS All Access is a paid service that allows you to stream live television and on-demand shows directly onto your Samsung smart TV from the internet, including popular CBS shows like “The Big Bang Theory” and “NCIS”. You can download the CBS All Access app for free from Samsung’s website or Google Play Store or install it directly on your smart TV using a USB drive or hard drive (recommended). The latest version of this app is v3.0 (8.1).

Blinkbox & Blinkbox Movies

Blinkbox & Blinkbox Movies are both paid services that allow you to stream movies and shows directly onto your Samsung smart TV from the internet, including popular Hollywood blockbusters, indie flicks, and more. You can download the Blinkbox app for free from Samsung’s website or Google Play Store or install it directly on your smart TV using a USB drive or hard drive (recommended). The latest version of this app is v2.0 (8.1) whereas the latest version of the Blinkbox Movies app is v2.0 (8.1).

TNT Now & TNT Live TV

TNT Now & TNT Live TV is both paid services that allow you to stream live television channels and on-demand shows directly onto your Samsung smart TV from the internet, including popular TNT, shows like “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles”. You can download the TNT Now app for free from Samsung’s website or Google Play Store or install it directly on your smart TV using a USB drive or hard drive (recommended). The latest version of this app is v2.0 (8.1) whereas the latest version of the TNT Live TV app is v2.0 (8.1).

Conclusion

The last thing you want is to find out that your Samsung Smart TV is outdated and not compatible with the latest apps and services. The best way to avoid this is to update your TV regularly so you can enjoy the latest content, apps, and features.