LG is one of the best smart TV manufacturers in the world. Like all the smart TVs, LG Smart TV also needs to be updated every once in a while. LG has different types of smart TV. So, to update LG Smart TV there are numerous ways available. Updating your LG Smart TV will give you access to new features, remove minor fixes and bugs, support for more apps, and more.

Ways to Update LG Smart TV

Here are the 4 different ways to update LG Smart TV:

  • Using webOS
  • Using Netcast
  • From USB Drive
  • On 2011 TV models

How to Update LG Smart TV using webOS?

This method is applicable for TV models from 2014 to 2016.

(1) On your TV remote, click the Home button to get the Home screen.

(2) Click the Settings icon on the top right of the screen.

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(3) Choose the All Settings option.

(4) On the Settings page, click the General option and choose About This TV.

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(5) Select the Allow Automatic Updates and click on the Check For Updates button.

Check For Updates

(6) If a new update is available, it will start to update.

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(7) When the update is completed, the TV will restart. Then, you can use your TV as usual.

How to Update LG Smart TV using Netcast?

This method is for 2012-2015 smart TV models.

(1) Click the Settings icon on the home screen.

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(2) On the Settings screen, click the Others option and choose the Software Update option.

Software Update option

(3) Turn on the Software Update feature and click the Check Update Version button.

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(4) If a new update is available, the update process will begin.

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(5) When the update is completed, restart your TV.

How to Update LG Smart TV form the USB Drive?

This method is applicable to most of the LG Smart TV models. For this method, you need a USB drive (a minimum of 8 GB free storage) and a PC.

(1) Open any web browser on your PC and go to the LG Support Page.

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(2) Enter your TV model number and choose your LG Smart TV.

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(3) On the next screen, scroll down to the Software & Drivers section and download the new software.

Software & Drivers

(4) Extract the downloaded software and move the extracted files to the USB drive.

(5) Now, switch off your TV and insert the USB drive on your TV.

(6) Turn on the TV, it will detect the USB drive. Follow the on-screen process to update the TV to its new OS.

(7) When the update is completed, remove the USB drive, and restart your TV.

How to Update LG TV on the 2011 TV model?

This method is applicable to TV models before 2011.

(1) On the Home screen, click the Setup option.

(2) On the Setup page, click the Support option.

(3) Go to the Software Update option and click the Check Update Version button.

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(4) It will be updated to a new version if a new software version is found.

These are four different ways that you can update your LG Smart TV. Choose a method based on your Smart TV model and carry out the update process. If you have any issues while updating, tell us in the comments section below. We will suggest a solution.

Related: How to Update Apps on LG Smart TV?

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I update firmware on LG Smart TV?

You can use any one of the four methods mentioned above to update the firmware on your Smart TV.

2. How do I update webOS on my LG TV?

Check the section on how to update LG TV using webOS mentioned in this article.

3. What is the latest version of webOS?

As of 18/07/2020, the latest webOS available for LG Smart TV is webOS 5.0