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How to update system software on your 2020 Samsung TV

How to update system software on Samsung TV
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To keep your Samsung smart TV working its best, you should update the system software regularly. System software updates for Samsung TVs add news apps and fix bugs in the software. If your TV isn’t working right or there’s a new app you heard is available, it’s time to check if there’s a new version to download.

Thankfully, it's easy to update the software on your Samsung TV, and installing a Samsung TV update can be done in moments, without even leaving your couch. You can also have the TV automatically check for Samsung TV software updates regularly by enabling Auto Update.

Here’s how to update software on your 2020 Samsung smart TV.

How to update system software on Samsung TV

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1. Access the Support menu

Click the Home button on your remote and scroll to the left until you see the gear icon for Settings.

How to update system software on Samsung TV

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Select it and go to Support, the fifth menu item on the list.

How to update system software on Samsung TV

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2. Select Software Update

The support menu has many options, but software update is the first. Unsurprisingly, this is the selection to get the latest Samsung TV software update.

How to update system software on Samsung TV

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3. Select Update Now

If a new version is available, you’ll get an option to update the Samsung TV software.

How to update system software on Samsung TV

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If you want the TV to keep itself updated in the future, make sure the Auto Update button is selected. Once selected, the set will periodically check for new Samsung TV updates, and download the latest package whenever it's available. Unless you have limited bandwidth or a metered internet connection, this is generally the most convenient option, and ensures that your Samsung TV always has the latest software.

How to update system software on Samsung TV

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4. Download and install the update.

Click “Yes” when it asks if you want to install the update. The Samsung TV software update will take a few minutes to download, depending on the size of the file and your Internet speed.

How to update system software on Samsung TV

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The TV will turn itself off and on after completing the download. Your Samsung TV update is done, and you've now got the latest and best version of Samsung's smart TV software.