How to Update Hisense Smart TV Firmware to the Latest Version

If you own a Hisense smart TV, you might be wondering how to keep it updated with the latest firmware. Firmware is the software that runs on your TV and controls its features and functions. Updating the firmware can improve your TV’s performance, security, compatibility, and user experience. It can also fix any bugs or glitches that might affect your TV’s operation.

In this blog post, we will show you how to update your Hisense smart TV firmware to the latest version using two different methods: automatically via the internet or manually via a USB drive. Both methods are easy and fast, and we will guide you through the steps with clear instructions and screenshots. By the end of this blog post, you will be able to enjoy your Hisense smart TV with the most up-to-date firmware. Let’s get started!

How to Update Hisense Android TV Firmware

Keeping your Hisense Android TV firmware up to date is important to get the latest features, security enhancements, and performance improvements. Hisense releases major firmware updates a few times per year with bug fixes and additions.

How to Update Hisense Android TV Firmware

Benefits of updating Hisense Android TV firmware include:

  • New features and interface changes
  • Fixes for software bugs and crashes
  • Improved stability and speed
  • Enhanced security protections
  • Support for newstandards
  • Latest Hisense branded apps

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to update your Hisense Android TV.

How to Turn On Auto-Update on Hisense Android TV

The easiest way to keep your firmware current is enabling auto-updates:

  • From the Home screen, go to Settings

From the Home screen, go to Settings

  • Navigate to Device Preferences > About

Navigate to Device Preferences About

  • Select System Update

Select System Update

  • Turn on Auto Update

With this enabled, the TV will automatically check daily for new firmware and install updates in the background.

Benefits of auto-updates:

  • Ensures TV always runs latest firmware
  • New updates install automatically
  • No need to manually check for updates

A notification will briefly display when the TV is updating itself and will disappear once complete.

Manually Updating Hisense Android TV Firmware

If you would prefer to manually control firmware updates, you can check and install updates directly:

  • Go to Settings > Device Preferences > About

Go to Settings Device Preferences About

  • Select System Update > Check for Updates

Select System Update Check for Updates

  • If a new update is found, select Download and Install

select Download and Install

  • Wait for the firmware installation process to reach 100%

Wait for the firmware installation process to reach 100%

Do not power off the TV until the firmware update fully completes, as this can corrupt the installation. The TV will automatically reboot itself once finished.

Confirm Your Current Firmware Version

You can verify your current Android firmware version at any time:

  1. Go to Settings > Device Preferences > About
  2. Locate the Build Number entry to see firmware

Compare this to versions listed on the Hisense support site. We recommend updating if you are more than one major firmware version behind.

Changes and New Features in Latest Firmware

When deciding whether to install an available update, check what is included in the release notes on Hisense’s site for your model. Updates typically provide:

  • Fixes for major bugs reported
  • Closing security loopholes
  • Improving connectivity with newer phones/tablets
  • Enhanced image processing and motion smoothing
  • Additional customization options
  • Performance boosts in speed and responsiveness
  • Support for new audio/video formats
  • Alexa integration refinements
  • Improvements for screen casting capabilities

Review the release notes before updating to understand the benefits offered by that specific firmware version.

How to Update Hisense Smart TV with Roku OS

Hisense Roku TVs also receive regular firmware updates from Hisense with fixes and new capabilities. Keeping updated ensures the best Roku TV experience:

Benefits of updating Roku TV firmware:

  • Resolves bugs and glitches
  • Adds new convenience features
  • Improves remote responsiveness
  • Enhances video performance

Enhances video performance

  • Strengthens security
  • Supports new services/standards

Here are the steps to manually check and install updates on Hisense Roku TVs:

  • From Home screen, go to Settings > System > System Update

From Home screen, go to Settings System System Update

  • Select Check Now to search for latest firmware
  • If an update is available, select Download to download it
  • After the download completes, select Install to apply firmware update

select Install to apply firmware update

  • Wait for install to reach 100% before powering TV off

The TV will automatically restart with the new firmware enabled.

Enabling Automatic Roku TV Updates

Roku TVs have an Auto System Updates option which automatically downloads and installs updates without any action needed.

To enable:

  1. Go to Settings > System > System Update

Go to Settings System System Update

  1. Turn Auto System Updates on

With this enabled, the TV will routinely check online for new firmware at 3 AM daily. If one exists, it downloads and installs it automatically.

How to Update Hisense Vidaa TV

Hisense Vidaa TVs also receive periodic major firmware updates for bug fixes, feature additions, and general improvements:

Potential improvements from Hisense Vidaa TV firmware updates:

  • Fixes for issues experienced
  • Closes security vulnerabilities
  • Improves smart platform speed/stability
  • Adds new settings options
  • Enhances image quality
  • Improves mobile app connectivity
  • Supports newer video formats
  • Integrates newer Alexa capabilities

Integrates newer Alexa capabilities

Vidaa TVs offer both automatic and manual firmware update options:

  1. Go to Settings > Support > Software Update
  2. Toggle on Auto Software Update to enable automatic background installs of TV firmware updates
  3. Or select Check for Updates to manually search for and install updates as desired

How to Turn on Auto-Update on Hisense Vidaa TV

With the Auto Software Update setting enabled, the latest Hisense firmware will automatically download when available and install when the TV is powered off.

This provides a simple, hands-free way of keeping the Vidaa platform current. A status notification will confirm once a pending update has been automatically installed.

How To Update Hisense Smart Tv Software

Here are some key pieces of information about how to update the software on a Hisense smart TV:

  • Hisense releases periodic software updates for its smart TVs to improve performance, fix bugs, and add new features. It’s a good idea to keep your TV updated.
  • You can check for a software update on your Hisense smart TV by going to the Settings menu and looking for a “System Update” or “Software Update” option. Select this and the TV will check for and install any available updates.
  • If no new updates are found, you may have to manually install an update using a USB drive. Download the latest software update file from the Hisense website to a USB drive. Insert the drive into your TV and find the “System Update” option in Settings. Select install from USB device.
  • Make sure your Hisense smart TV is connected to the internet in order to receive automatic over-the-air software update notifications. Connect via WiFi or ethernet cable.
  • Software updates can take 15-20 minutes to download and install, so be patient. Follow all prompts on your TV screen. Do not unplug TV during updates.
  • After major software updates, you may have to re-login to streaming apps or redo some custom settings. Check all apps after an update.

Let me know if you need any other details! Keeping your Hisense smart TV software up-to-date is important.

Updating Hisense Fire TVs

Hisense Fire TV edition televisions utilize Amazon’s Fire TV platform for apps and streaming services. To ensure optimal compatibility and performance for this platform, allow the TV to automatically check for firmware advances:

Advantages of updating Hisense Fire TV firmware:

  • Fixes software bugs
  • Resolves streaming issues
  • Improves WiFi connectivity
  • Adds new features and customization options
  • Integrates latest Alexa capabilities
  • Enhances overall speed and stability

Fire TVs automatically check for updates periodically, downloading and installing them in the background. But you can also manually check:

  1. Go to Settings > Device > About > System Updates
  2. Select Check for System Update
  3. If available, select Download to download update
  4. Once download completes, select Install to apply update

If you have disabled automatic background updates, be sure to periodically check for and install updates to avoid issues.

Installing Updates on Hisense Google TVs

The Google TV platform integrates tightly with Android smartphones, Google services, and Chromecast built-in. Keeping firmware updated ensures compatibility:

Benefits of updating Hisense Google TV firmware:

  • Integrates newest Google TV features
  • Fixes for software issues
  • Improves casting connectivity
  • Enhances speed and stability
  • Additional customization options
  • Strengthens data privacy protections

Hisense Google TVs check for firmware updates automatically, downloading and installing them quietly in the background. But you can also manually check:

  • Go to Settings > Device Preferences

Go to Settings Device Preferences

  • Select About > System Update

Select About System Update

  • Choose Check for software update
  • If available, select Download and install

Enabling Auto-Updates on Hisense Google TVs

To guarantee your Hisense Google TV always runs the newest firmware version, turn on Auto update system:

  • Click on the Settings icon provided. Go-to-Settings-Device-Preferences. Click on the Settings icon provided.
  • Then, scroll down and select device and software box

NOTE: The Device & Software option will be available on some devices instead of My Fire TV.

Then, scroll down and select device and software
  • Now click on check for updates

now click on the check for updates

This enables scheduled automatic checks, downloads, and installs of system updates.

You’ll get a brief notification when the TV updated itself with the latest firmware. It will disappear after a few seconds once the update completes.

Updating Older Hisense Smart TV Models via USB

For owners of older Hisense smart TV models without internet capability, you may need to manually update the firmware using a USB thumb drive:

Steps to update firmware from USB:

  • On a PC, visit Hisense support and search for your TV model
  • Download firmware update file for your model to the PC
  • Insert a USB flash drive into the computer

Insert a USB flash drive into the computer

  • Format the drive to FAT32 file system
  • Copy or extract the firmware file onto the root folder of the USB drive
  • With TV turned on, insert the USB drive into the USB port
  • Using remote, go to Support > Software Update in TV settings
  • Select option to update from USB device
  • Select the firmware file on USB to begin update
  • Wait for install to reach 100% before removing flash drive
  • In Settings > Support, confirm new firmware version updated successfully after restart

If issues occur, double check the firmware file, reformat USB drive, or try a different model flash drive.


Q: How often should I update my Hisense TV firmware?

A: Check at least monthly for firmware updates from Hisense to ensure optimal performance, features, and security.

Q: Will updating cause me to lose my Hisense TV settings?

A: Firmware updates typically do not reset settings. But as a precaution, backing up your Hisense TV settings before updating is recommended.

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