How To Manually Update Apps on JVC Fire TV Edition Models

JVC Fire TV Edition televisions run Amazon’s Fire TV operating system, which is based on Android. This means updating apps works similarly to other Android devices. However, the interface is customized by Amazon so the process is not exactly the same.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to manually check for app updates and install them on JVC Fire TV Edition televisions.

Determine Your JVC Fire TV Edition Model

The first step is to determine which specific JVC Fire TV Edition model you have. JVC partners with Amazon to produce Fire TV Edition televisions under model numbers that start with “LT-“.

Some examples include:

  • LT-55MAW595
  • LT-43MAW595
  • LT-50MAW595
  • LT-65MAW595

You can usually find your model number printed on a label on the back of the TV.

Check Your Fire TV Version

You’ll also want to check what Fire TV version your JVC television is running. To do this:

  1. Go to Settings from the main menu
  2. Select My Fire TV
  3. Select About

Under “Software Version”, you should see a number like “Fire OS 7”, “Fire OS 6”, or “Fire OS 5”. Make a note of this, as the update process differs slightly by version.

Open the App to Update

To check for an update on a specific app:

  1. Navigate to the Home screen
  2. Scroll through the apps list and highlight the app you want to update
  3. Press the Menu button on your remote
  4. A context menu will appear – select More Info

This will open the Details page for that app.

Check for an Update

On the App Details screen, check if there is an “Update” button available.

If you only see an “Open” button, there is no update currently available for that app.

Install the Update

If you do see an “Update” button, select it to manually download and install the latest version of that app.

The update process happens automatically and usually only takes a few minutes.

Some things to note:

  • You must have a stable internet connection for apps to update successfully. Ideally connect your TV via ethernet if possible.
  • The JVC Fire TV interface does not show the update progress, so just wait a few minutes until the app icon reappears.
  • If the update seems stuck, check your internet connection first before trying to restart the update.

Troubleshooting App Updates

Here are some troubleshooting tips for app updates on your JVC Fire TV Edition:

App update is stuck:

  • Check that your TV has a stable internet connection, preferably over ethernet. Connection issues during an update can cause it to hang.
  • Restart the TV and try the update again. Hold down the power button on your remote for 10 seconds until the TV restarts.

App update not working:

  • Uninstall the app completely, then reinstall it from the Amazon Appstore. Reinstalling will automatically download the latest version. Make sure you backup any local data first.
  • Deregister your TV from your Amazon account, then re-register it. This resets the Fire TV software and can resolve update issues. Just be aware it will remove your customized settings.

App says “update unavailable”:

  • The app developer may have removed the ability for your TV to update further. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do in this case apart from using an alternate device.

Can’t update Fire OS system:

The instructions above are for updating individual apps. To update the core Fire TV operating system, go to Settings > My Fire TV > About > Check for System Update.

I hope this guide gives you a better understanding of how to manually update apps on your JVC Fire TV television! Let me know if you have any other questions.