Samsung is the top manufacturer of smart TV sets; these sophisticated devices let viewers access the internet with a built-in web browser.
However, browsing becomes increasingly difficult when the included software is outdated. The good news is that you can download updates fairly easily.
It’s possible to update your smart TV via the “Settings” menu and/or “My Apps.” You can supply it with updated software using the internet or files that you separately download to a USB flash drive. There are also ways to use alternative browsers on your television.
Keep reading if you’d like to learn exactly how to do so. You’ll find solutions to common update problems as well. This guide also provides information on accessing other browsers via set-top boxes.
How to update Samsung TV browser?
One option is to launch a software update using the internet. To get started, open the “Settings” menu on your TV and navigate to “Support.”
Choose “Software update” and “Update now” to determine if any updates are available. Never switch the set off while it’s updating.
Some models expect you to update the browser as a separate application. You can do this by going to “My Apps” under “Apps” in the home or “Smart Hub” menu. Navigate to “Options” and turn on automatic updates.
How to update a Samsung TV via USB
An alternative is to visit samsung.com/support/ on a computer and type in your TV’s model number. Go to “Downloads” under “Information.”
Download the latest update, open the file and extract it to a USB flash drive. Most drives will work, including units formatted using NTFS or FAT.
Connect the USB drive to the smart TV. Navigate to “Software update” under “Support” in “Settings.” Choose “USB” and wait for the television to complete its update process.
Why won’t the browser update on Samsung TV?
When the smart TV refuses to update, it’s possible that there are no new updates available. There could also be a problem with your internet connection or USB flash drive.
You can see if the connection is active by going to “Network Status” under “Network” in the “Settings” menu.
If you don’t find an explanation, completely resetting the television might help. Depending on the model, you might find “Reset” under the “General” menu in “Settings” or under “Self diagnosis” in “Support.” The TV may ask for your PIN.
Can you install Chrome on Samsung Smart TV?
The TV version of Google’s Chrome web browser requires the Android operating system. It won’t run on Samsung smart TVs because they use Orsay or Tizen.
However, you could access Chrome by connecting a computer or Google Chromecast set-top box to your television.
Read more: How to turn on 4k on a Samsung TV?
Can I download another browser on my Samsung smart TV?
Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to install other browsers on these TVs.
The most practical solution is to attach a set-top box with superior software. For instance, a Roku with Web Browser X would probably improve your internet browsing experience.
Does Opera work on Samsung smart TV?
You can’t directly install the Opera web browser on a Samsung television. It’s available through some older set-top boxes. You could also install Opera on a computer and connect it to the TV with an HDMI cable.