All the Smart TV’s produced by LG run’s on operating system named WebOS also known as LG WebOS. WebOS is a very light weight firmware operating system which helps to run the TV Smoothly without any lags. LG also provides Software updates to all their Smart TV’s from time to time as per the need which helps in enhancing the features and also fixes the bugs if present on existing OS.
The LG Smart TV user can update their TV Software also known as Firmware through OTA online update as well as through manual offline update. As per your convenience you can update your Smart TV to the latest version through any of these methods.
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Benefits of Updating LG Smart TV Software
- Latest features
- Bug Fixes
- Improvement in User Interface
- Addition of new apps
Keeping your LG Smart TV Software updated helps you to taste latest features on your TV. So below are the steps which explains how you can update LG Smart TV Software.
Update LG Smart TV Software Online – OTA
To update your LG Smart TV through Online OTA method, your TV needs to be connected with WiFi access point.
Turn ON your TV
Make sure your TV is connected with WiFi Connection
Go to Settings page by pressing the settings button on the remote
On settings page, just click on General tab
Scroll down the options on General tab and click on About this TV
About this TV page will display the current software version of your TV
To check for the updates just click on the Check for Updates option
This will check for the updates of the TV and if available it will show a message Update Available and it will mention the version
If update is available for your Smart TV then just click on Install button
This is start downloading the update available for your TV, which could take several minutes to hours depending upon the file size and your internet connection
Once the software is downloaded it will prompt you to install the update
Just click on the Install button and it update will start installing
While the update installation make sure you don’t turn off your TV or make sure there is no power cutout going on in your area
The Software update installation could take several minutes and once installing your TV will restart
Once the installation of update is finished you will get a prompt stating your TV Software is updated.
Incase while checking for updates, if you are getting a message no update available then it means your TV is current running on latest version of operating system.
Update LG Smart TV Software Offline Manually
This method of manually updating TV Software is suitable for those who doesn’t have internet connection on their TV or for some reasons they are not able to update to latest software by going to check update option.
For this offline method you will need following things:
- USB Drive
- Laptop or Computer with Internet
From your computer or laptop open any web browser and visit https://www.lg.com/us/support
Enter your TV model in the search box
Click on the model from the drop down list which is appearing below
On clicking on TV model, the page will get navigated to the specific TV model product support page
Just scroll down and under Software & Drivers, you will be able to see the latest Software available for your TV
You just need to cross check your TV Software Current running version by going to Settings > General > About this TV and on this page your TV Software version will be mentioned
If the Software file under Software & Drivers section page is a newer version then your existing software installed on your TV then just download the file by clicking on it
Once the software file is downloaded, just extract or unzip the file
Now you need to plugin the USB Drive, Create a folder named LG_DTV
Copy the extracted .EPK file in this folder
Once the file is successfully copied, unplug the USB drive
Insert the USB Drive into TV USB Slot
Once USB is connected, your TV will prompt with a message USB Update Available
On this prompt message there will be Install button, just click on the Install button
An USB Update in Progress message will popup which will mention the warning: Do not unplug the USB device or power cord. You can check update status in Settings.
Just click on Check Now button
The Software Installation process will take several minutes, while this process is ongoing you should not switch off your TV or remove the USB Drive
Once the instillation is done, a prompt will appear New Update Installed, Update will be applied when your restart your TV. Do you want to restart your TV now?
Just click on Yes button and your TV will restart
And here it finishes the successfully installation of latest software on your TV.