How to update Hisense TV – Android, Roku, and more

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If you want to know how to update Hisense TV, then we have you covered right here. 

Now, generally speaking, if your Hisense smart TV is connected to the internet, it will automatically install the latest firmware update. However, sometimes, it might not happen – for instance, if there is no internet connection, then the update won’t be installed. In such cases, you will have to do the updates manually – which is not at all a complicated process.

With that being said, the process of downloading a firmware update on your TV is very similar to installing a software update on your phone. While the general process is the same, it varies slightly from one Hisense model to another – so we have tried to cover most types of TVs.

How to update Hisense smart TV to the latest firmware version

Regardless of the Hisense TV you have, here’s how to update it. 

Step

1

Update Hisense Android TV to latest firmware

If you have a Hisense Android TV, then here’s how to update it – 

  • Open the Home screen
  • Head over to the Settings menu
  • Click open Device Preferences
  • Scroll down to the ‘About’ section
  • Find and select System Update
  • The TV will now search for available updates
  • If there’s an update available, then the TV will install it

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2

Update Hisense Roku TV to latest firmware version

If you have a Hisense TV that runs on the Roku OS, then here’s a rundown of how you can update the firmware –  

  • Open the Home screen
  • Go to the ‘Settings’ menu
  • Find and click open the ‘System’ option
  • Click on ‘System Update’ and then click on the ‘Check Now’ option
  • If updates are available, then will appear on the screen
  • Click on ‘Update’ and the update will be installed

After the installation is complete, your TV will have the latest firmware version.

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3

Download latest firmware update for Hisense VIDAA TV

If you have a Hisense VIDAA TV, then here’s how you can get the latest firmware update manually – 

  • Head over to the ‘Settings’ menu from the home screen
  • Then, go to ‘Support’
  • Click on ‘System update’
  • Then, click on ‘Check Firmware Upgrade’
  • The TV will then search for available updates

If there are any software updates, proceed to install them.

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4

Install firmware updates for Hisense Fire TV

If your Hisense TV runs on the Fire OS, then here’s a rundown of how to update your TV – 

  • On the home screen, click on the ‘Settings’ icon
  • Find and click open the ‘My Fire TV’ or ‘Device & Software’ option
  • Click on ‘Check for Updates’
  • Your TV will now start looking for updates
  • If an update is available, click on ‘Install’ to install it

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5

Update your Hisense Google TV to the latest firmware version

If you have a Hisense Google TV, then here’s how you can update firmware to the latest version –

  • From the home screen, open your profile
  • Head over to Settings and select the ‘System’ option
  • Click on ‘About’
  • Select the ‘System Update’ option
  • If any updates are available, they will start downloading automatically
  • After the installation is complete, click on ‘Restart Now’

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6

Update older Hisense TVs with USB

If you have an older Hisense TV, then the process of updating the firmware will be different. To be specific, you will need to install the update through a USB drive. 

Here’s a rundown –

  • Download the file from Hisense’s official website
  • Copy the ‘upgrade_loader.pkg‘ file to your USB device
  • Switch the TV off and insert the USB into one of the ports
  • Turn your Hisense TV on
  • Press and hold the ‘Stand by’ Button, release it when you see a ‘Software Updating’ message
  • Once the software is installed, your TV will restart automatically

Please note that you might have to request update files for your specific TV model from Hisense support.

Conclusion

To sum up, updating your Hisense TV to the latest software version is not very difficult. All you have to do is find the system update option on your TV, check for updates, and install them. If you want, you can enable automatic updates so your TV gets the latest updates as soon as they are released. On the same note, you can also check out other Hisense guides like How to reset Hisense TV and How to turn on Hisense TV without remote.

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