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Updating Your Firmware

The firmware that powers your television should be updated from time to time to enhance your experience and improve its operation. Thankfully, this can be done easily, and quickly, right at home.
Note: not all LG HDTV models need firmware updates.

How often do I need to update my firmware?

Firmware updates don’t happen frequently, so you should be fine checking for updates every other month.

How do I check for, and download, available firmware updates?

Before you do anything, make sure you have an Ethernet cord connected directly from your router to your television. Wireless Internet connections are not reliable enough for firmware updates. Use this diagram if you need help getting set up:

Use this diagram if you need help getting set up:

Once your TV has a wired connection, do the following:

Select MENU on your remote, then NETWORK and then SOFTWARE UPDATES. Here it should tell you if there are any available updates. If there are, select UPDATE and press ENTER. The usual update should take no more than eight minutes.

Do firmware updates also update lg smart tv and lg apps?

No, but you can find updates for these services in the same menu as SOFTWARE UPDATES.