How to update apps on a Bravia Smart TV

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There are two reasons why it's important to make sure all apps are updated regularly. First, the updates fix most of the bugs that develop in your apps. The second reason is that an update can provide you with new features to choose from. Leaving your apps without updates means that you are missing out on some important possibilities to make them more fun.

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Bravia smart TVs are no exception for frequently updating apps. Since these smart TVs come with a decent number of pre-installed apps, users find it difficult to update each app individually. To make this even more complicated, the number of apps increases with each download.

Fortunately, Sony has thought of that, giving users the ability to update their entire software with just a few clicks. This article will show you how to use these options.


This section will show you how to easily update your Bravia Smart TV apps in a couple of seconds. Generally, there are two methods you can use. The former allows the smart TV to automatically update its apps and the latter requires manual updating. Both of these methods are fairly easy to use.

How to download the Play Store on your Smart TV?


This feature allows its users to rest easy, knowing that their smart TV will do all the work for them. Here's how you can do it.

  1. Press the Home button on the remote control.
  2. Find the apps and select the Google Play Store option.
  3. Select Settings
  4. Look for the Auto Update App feature and select it.
  5. Select the Automatically update apps at any time option.

What you need to know is that you will not be in control of your device's memory, as all updates will be done automatically, as soon as they are available on the Google Play Store.

In other words, your device's memory fills up in the background without you knowing the details.

How to sideload apps


If you want to update your Bravia smart TV apps by yourself and keep track of your smart TV memory, this method is for you.

Just like in the previous approach, press the Home button on the remote. Select Google Play Store from App.

Select the My apps option and you can now view all the apps stored on your Bravia smart TV, assuming they have been downloaded from the Google Play Store. If you've downloaded third-party apps from unofficial websites, those apps won't show up here.

Once you've done that, all you need to do is select the Update All feature and all your apps will be updated with all the latest versions available on the Google Store.

The good thing about this method is that you will have full control over the updates. However, you will need to remember to update your apps and do it yourself.


If you want to update your entire smart TV software, this section will show you everything you need to know.

First of all, this type of update goes beyond installed apps, as you are essentially updating your device's programming.

Most of these updates are done automatically, but Sony occasionally offers updates via digital cable signals or antennas.

So, if your smart TV software hasn't already asked you to update the entire firmware and you know a newer version is available, you should manually search for it. Here's what you need to do.

  1. Press the Home button on the remote control. In case your device is running on Android 8.0 (Oreo), select the App option.
  2. Select Help and search for the system software update feature.
  3. Select this option and then click "Automatic software download" or "Automatically check for updates".
  4. Enable this option. Note: For other models, enter the Settings, then select the Product Support or Customer Support feature. From there, click Select automatic software update or the automatic software download feature and activate it.
  5. To save the changes, press the Enter button.

Some models offer a software update option, making things even easier, but the steps are generally almost the same.

These software updates take approximately 15 minutes or more.


By following some of the previously mentioned methods, you can always use the latest apps available for your smart TV.

If you decide to request manual updates, be sure to incorporate them into your program. If you ignore the new updates, you may be missing out on some real treats.

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