How to Upgrade Hardware on a Samsung TV With a USB

Updated February 21, 2017

Newer models of Samsung televisions, as of 2010, use driver software that is similar to drivers designed for personal computer devices. As Samsung improves its driver software, updates become available that may enhance your TV's compatibility with certain devices, improve display capabilities or solve other problems. TVs with USB ports make this very simple.

Plug your USB flash drive into your computer.

Visit the Samsung support website.

Click on the search box next to the heading "Search product support." Type in your television's model number to bring up a search results window. Click on the top link in the list, which should be a link to the software for your TV. A new download page will open.

Follow the prompts to install the software.

Remove the USB flash drive from your computer and plug it in to the USB port located on the side of the television.

Press the "Menu" button on your TV's remote control. Select "Support" from the menu and press the "Enter" button on your remote.

Select "Software Upgrade" from the list and press the "Enter" button. Choose "By USB" from the list. Your TV will search the USB drive for appropriate software updates.

Click "OK" when the TV prompts you to update your TV's device software. Your TV will upgrade to the new version of software and will automatically turn off and back on when the upgrade is complete.

Things You'll Need

  • USB flash drive
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Dan Howard is a sports and fitness aficionado who holds a master's degree in psychology. Howard's postgraduate research on the brain and learning has appeared in several academic books and peer-reviewed psychology journals.