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How to Update Android TV / Android TV Box

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How to Update Android TV

Nowadays, technology advances rapidly and you have a new updates on all your devices very often. The same might be the case with your Android TV Box. Android TV or Android TV Box is getting regular updates once a month. So, it is important to update the Android TV and Android TV Box to get the new features. Updating Android TVs will remove minor bugs and improve your TV’s performance.

Available Android TV Models

  • Sony Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV
  • Toshiba Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • JVC Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • Panasonic Smart TV

Available Android TV Box

  • NVIDIA Shield TV
  • AT&T
  • AirTV
  • Mi Box
  • Epson

How to Check for Updates on Android TV / Android TV Box

#1. Go to Android TV Settings from the home screen.

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#2. On the Settings menu, select the Device Preferences option.

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#3. On the next menu, click on the About option


#4. On the menu, scroll down to the current version installed on your device.


#5. Go to the official website of your Android Box device. There you can find the recent version of your software.

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#6. Compare these two version details and find out if there is a new version.

#7. If there is a newer version, you need to update it.

Related: How to Sideload Apps on Android TV.

How to Update Android TV / Android TV Box

#1. Turn on your Android TV and go to Settings.

#2. Select the Device Preferences under General Settings.

#3. Go to About and click the System Update option.

#4. Select Network Update and tap OK to confirm.

#5. Now, your Android TV or Android TV Box will begin to update.

#6. After the update, restart your TV and start using it.

How to Update Android TV Using USB

#1. Go to your TV’s official website and download the latest firmware on your PC.

#2. Insert the USB drive and format it on your PC.

#3. Then, copy-paste the firmware file to the USB drive.

#4. After that, insert the USB drive into your TV.

#6. Next, launch the Settings of your Android TV from the home screen.

Android TV Settings

#7. On the menu, choose the Device Preferences option.

Device Preferences

#8. On the following menu, select the About option.


#9. From the About menu, select the Update menu.


#10. Select the Local Update option from the next screen.

#11. On the next menu, scroll down to your USB Drive and click on it.

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#12. Following that, click on the Confirm option.

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#13. On the next pop-up on your screen, click on the Update button.

Update button

#14. The update starts installing and you need to wait for it to end.

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#15. Now, the device will start to reset on its own.


#16. Go back to the About section of your Settings and check if you have installed the latest version or not.


#17. Finally, your Android TV box update is completed.

Related: How to Connect Android TV to WiFi.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I manually update Android TV?

Yes, you can manually update Android TV by using the USB drive.

2. What is the latest version of Android TV?

Currently, the latest Android TV version is the Android 12.

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