How to Keep Apps Updated on a Samsung Smart TV

Samsung Smart TVs provide access to many great apps for streaming, gaming, social media, and more. However, to ensure you have the best experience, it’s important to keep these apps up-to-date. Here is a detailed guide on how to update apps on your Samsung Smart TV.

Why Keep Apps Updated?

There are several benefits to keeping apps on your Samsung TV updated:

  • Performance improvements – App updates often include optimizations that improve launch times, fix bugs, and boost stability.
  • New features – Updated apps may add handy new capabilities that enhance the user experience.
  • Security – Developers frequently patch vulnerabilities and security issues in app updates. Keeping apps updated minimizes risks.
  • Compatibility – Updated apps maintain compatibility with TV software and other apps. Outdated apps may stop working properly over time.

In short, keeping your Samsung Smart TV apps updated ensures you get the smoothest performance and latest features.

Enable Auto App Updates

The easiest way to keep apps updated is to enable automatic updates:


  1. Press the Smart Hub button on your Samsung TV remote.
  2. Select Apps from the menu.
  3. Choose the Settings icon (gear shape) in the upper right corner.
  4. Next to Auto Update, make sure the switch is turned on (blue).

Once enabled, your Samsung TV will automatically download and install app updates in the background when available. You don’t have to do anything else.

Manually Update Apps

You can also manually check and install app updates:


  1. Press Smart Hub > Apps as before.
  2. Browse apps and look for the white arrow icon next to any app. This indicates an update is available.
  3. Highlight the app you wish to update and press Enter.
  4. Choose Update to download and install the latest version of that app.

Repeat this process to update additional apps as desired.

Troubleshooting Tips

If apps aren’t updating automatically or you encounter issues installing updates, try the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Check your internet connection and reconnect if needed
  • Restart your Samsung Smart TV
  • Restart your wireless router if using WiFi
  • Check if your TV software is up-to-date in Settings > Support > Software Update
  • Delete problematic apps and reinstall fresh copies

This should resolve most update issues. If problems persist, you may need to contact Samsung support for further assistance.


Following this guide, you can now keep apps updated on your Samsung Smart TV. Enable auto updates for convenience or check apps manually if preferred. Staying updated ensures your favorite streaming, social, gaming, and other apps continue working their best on your Samsung TV.

Keeping on top of app updates only takes a few minutes but pays dividends through better performance, new features, and improved security. Make app updates part of your regular Samsung Smart TV maintenance routine.