How to Update Firmware to Latest Version on Sony TV Models

Keeping your Sony TV updated with the latest firmware is important to get new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes. This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to update the firmware on Sony TVs.

Determine If You Need to Update

To check if your Sony TV needs a firmware update:

  1. Press the Home button on your remote
  2. Select Settings > Customer Support > System Software Update
  3. Check if there is a newer firmware version available for download

If there is no update, your TV already has the latest firmware.

Update Methods

There are two main methods to update your Sony TV firmware:

Over-the-Air Updates

If your TV is connected to the internet, it can receive over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates automatically when Sony releases them.

To enable this:

  1. Press Home > Settings > Customer Support
  2. Turn on Automatic Software Download

Your TV will now check for and install updates automatically when in standby.

USB Updates

You can also download firmware files from Sony’s website to a USB drive and update manually:

  1. On a computer, go to Sony’s firmware download page
  2. Enter your Sony TV model number
  3. Download the firmware file to a USB drive
  4. Insert the USB drive into your TV
  5. Select Settings > Customer Support > System Software Update
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the update from USB

Update Process

Follow these steps when installing a Sony TV firmware update:

  • Close all apps on your TV before starting
  • Do not power off or disconnect the TV during the update
  • The update process can take 15-30 minutes
  • When complete, your TV will reboot automatically

Important: Do not interrupt the update process or you risk bricking your TV. Wait for it to finish.


Here are solutions for common firmware update issues:

  • Slow/failed download: Check your internet connection or try a USB update instead
  • TV won’t update: Try a power reset and then reattempt the update
  • Update failed: Download the firmware again and retry the update

If issues persist, you may need service support. Contact Sony or an authorized repair center.

Keeping your Sony smart TV firmware up to date ensures you have all the latest features and performance optimizations. Check for updates regularly or enable automatic updates. Be patient during the process and avoid interrupting the TV.