Article ID : 00119547 / Last Modified : 07/21/2021

Perform a software update on an Android TV or Google TV

    It's important to keep Android TV™ or Google TV™ up to date with the latest firmware and software updates. These updates include key features, applications, bug fixes, and feature improvements.

    Find out more about the benefits of software updates.

    Before you start

    • Your TV must be connected to the internet in order to receive and install software updates directly to your TV.
    • If your TV doesn't have internet access, you can download the update file to a computer, extract the update file to a USB flash drive, and use the flash drive to install the update on your TV. Downloads are posted on your model support page.
      • If the title of the update is not specified as being specific for a Mac or Windows computer, then it is for both Mac and Windows computers.
      • Make sure that your USB flash drive has enough storage capacity to save the update file.
      • Use a USB flash drive formatted in the FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, or NTFS format. The TV can only recognize a USB flash drive with certain storage capacity, depending on the file system.
      • Make sure to copy only the file or files specified in the update instructions into the root folder of the USB drive. The TV may not update if there are multiple update files in the flash drive, or if the files are not in the root folder of the drive.

    Check for updates

    Note: For W8, X7, and X75xxH series models, proceed to the Download and install updates section below. These models always receive software updates automatically and don't have the ability to change that option. When the TV receives an update, a notification message for new software appears on the screen.

    Select your model type for steps to check and receive software updates on your TV:

    Google TV models

    Android TV models

    Note: There's no need to update your TV if it displays Your software is up to date when checking for updates.

    Download and install updates

    The process to update the software varies. Follow the instructions accordingly.

    Specific Google TV and Android TV model series:

    • 2021 models: X79J/X80J/X85J, X90J/X92J (50-75, 100), X95J, Z9J, A80J/A90J series
    • 2020 models: X800H/X850H/X900H/X950H/Z8H/A8H series
    • 2019 models: A9G/Z9G/X950G/X850G series
    • 2018 models: A9F/Z9F series

    W8, X7, and X75H model series:

    Other Android TV models

    Updating using a USB flash drive

    Note: The screenshots provided here are for reference only. The actual screens might differ slightly according to your country, model or firmware version.