How to Update Apps on Hisense TV

Hisense is an increasingly popular brand when it comes to smart TV technology. They manufacture budget ULED, and ultra LED units that enhance contrast and definition for a better viewing experience.

How to Update Apps on Hisense TV

To get the most of your Hisense TV, knowing how to install and update apps is immensely important.

How to Install Apps on a Hisense TV

Hisense TVs, like any other smart TVs, comes with several factory-installed apps. Some of these are crucial for any form of viewing experience on Hisense, while others you may never use. Either way, factory-installed apps cannot be removed and are default on your Hisense TV.

However, there may be other interesting Hisense apps available in your TV’s App Store. Follow the procedures below if you want to download certain apps from your Hisense Smart TV.

  1. Navigate to the “Home” screen and select the “App Store” icon.
  2. Go to the “Search” tab and press “OK” on your remote to activate the on-screen keyboard.
  3. Type the name of the desired app and use the D-pad (on the remote) to select it.
  4. Now, press the green button on your remote to add the app to your Hisense TV.
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Updating Your Apps on a Hisense TV

Updating apps from Hisense’s native store isn’t a manual process. If such an app gets an update, it automatically installs on your device. If there is a problem with your app, try removing it and reinstalling it.

Option 1: Reinstalling an App on Your Hisense TV

  1. To remove a Hisense native app, navigate to the “Home” screen and select the app in question using your remote’s navigation buttons.
  2. Once you’ve selected the app that you want to delete, press the red button on your remote.
  3. Confirm that you want to delete the app in question by pressing “OK,” and it will get uninstalled.
  4. Now, reinstall the app again using the instructions outlined above. The most up-to-date version of the app will get installed on your Hisense TV.

Option 2: Updating Firmware on Your Hisense TV

Bear in mind that factory-installed apps cannot get deleted. However, it may occur that your factory-installed app cannot update to its latest version. Given that you cannot remove the apps that came preinstalled on your TV, your best bet is updating your TV’s firmware. You must keep the firmware up-to-date, as this software makes your TV work properly. Outdated apps aren’t the only problem that older firmware can cause.

  1. Navigate to the main settings screen. Do this by pressing the button that looks like a cog on your Hisense remote.
  2. Go to “All,” then navigate to “About,” and, finally, select “Software Update.”
  3. Use “Detect” to check if you have the most recent firmware version and to install the latest firmware if not. This procedure should fix any issues with factory-installed apps on your Hisense TV.

Option 3: Updating Google Play on Your Hisense TV

Some Hisense TVs use the Android OS. Like any other Android device, Android TVs use the Google Play Store for downloading apps. Use the Google Play Store as you would with any other device to get updates and download new apps.

If a downloaded Android app isn’t working properly, find it on the Google Play Store and you’ll see an “Update” button if it isn’t running on the current version.

Suppose you have an Android Hisense TV that doesn’t seem to have access to the Google Play Store. In that case, it’s always best to contact your retailer or manufacturer to solve the issue rather than using third-party websites to install the Google Play Store. Google Play almost always comes preinstalled on any Android device.

Option 4: Use Vewd

Vewd is an online storefront that offers apps specifically designed for smart TVs. The apps are all stored on the cloud and are accessed through Vewd directly. This scenario means that all app updates are done by Vewd, independently from your smart TV. Vewd is compatible with Android TVs only, but it can also get installed on some non-Android smart TV sets.

You may have to manually update the Vewd app, which can be inconvenient, depending on whether your Hisense TV is using Android or not.

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Overall, some Hisense TVs make it extremely difficult to install, update, and deal with apps. Whenever automatic updates fail, you can update an installed app by removing it and installing it again using the instructions above. Updating to the latest firmware also helps make new app versions compatible. Other than that, unless Google Play and Vewd aren’t easy to come by on your Hisense TV, avoid using third-party services to compensate. The majority of apps that you may need are available in the native App Store.

22 thoughts on “How to Update Apps on Hisense TV”

Avatar Mark Lucas says:
Hi, Is this site updated regularly ?? I have posted 2 posts and none have appeared on this site.
and remove the video on the right hand side. It takes up bandwidth.
Avatar Mohammad Rifai says:
My screan does not respond to the remote control. I check the remote it is working.. Any help please
Avatar Motheo says:
If I had known that my 65 in Hi-sense t.v. is not a smart t.v., I would have even bought a cheaper t.v.. I mean how can this tv not have Google Playstore at least? I can’t download any app except those boring ones that come with the t.v.’s version “Google play store “
Avatar Lamington Pavlova says:
I agree just a con job. The picture is crap if you move more than a foot or so to the left or right it becomes washed out picture. Also white artifacts on a black background screen. And to all looking at this set to purchase runaway as fast as possible. It has locked in Apps and crazy APPS YOU WOULD NEVER USE in a million years. should have kept my Panasonic ,overpriced pieces of crap. Yoe get more on an Android box for $50 than you would ever get on this pieces of S–T.
Avatar Bakang Gaofenngwe says:
How do i reinstall Dstv now? am using Hisense powered by Vidaa.
Avatar Thabo Ngcobo says:
Also using a HiSense Dstv came preinstalled but it wont play Catch up
Avatar Preston Thaver says:
I am having the exact same problem with dstv now app, past few dsyd3no catchup and from now doesn’t play anything even live tv
Avatar Akin Olaniyan says:
I have a 50 in non-AndroidTv Hisense. Software Version: V00.01.00a.G0921 Model 50G7H series. No Playstore or Vewd. How do I instal app like Hulu if its not native to the TV?
Avatar James Handley says:
How to access the apps on hisense?
Avatar Carmine Pascuzzi says:
Hi there, I can’t load IPTV service on my 40″ Hisense Smart TV. On Vewd apps store it doesn’t have such an app – only SS IPTV but obviously coding or something is required. Can you offer any assistance please?
Avatar combom says:
just read all the ab ove, i have 65″ and all i can say is apart from having to buy a real smart tv box (£22) its grear, no skips (i suspect these are because of your net connection), no problems at all. overallk VERY happy, the only way it would be better is if it was android so i can install any app (but i solved that cheaply 🙂
Avatar Ivan Geswindt says:
Hi i have a hisense 49″ 75A9,i cant install apps from the playstore or any other.
Avatar Ian says:
I have s 65inch hisense smart tv and cannot install the dstv app
Avatar combom says:
easily solved, for £22 i got a smart tv box off ebay that plugs into any tv, get one, you then have the google shop (and can add any shop from here), so anything you want!
Avatar Krank says:
Which set top box was that?
Avatar combom says:
seArch ebay for “smart tv box” (it wont let me link one) almost any
will do
Avatar Jacques says:
Hi I bought a hisense TV that said it is DSTV now compatible…However I cannot find the app on Vewd how do I download the app
Avatar MN says:
Hi sense tv won’t let me add an app
Avatar Roxanne Salt says:
Hisense is useless, catch up TV starts and once the second ad comes on the Show stops
Avatar Danny Dryburgh says:
Hisense 58 inch android tv is terrible. Skips constantly, apps dont open, constant issues. I’d never buy another one. You cant update.
Avatar Patrick T Moore says:
Have a hisense 55hsg led smart tv. Bought new in 2014. Tv will not download new software . Been this way for some time, maybe even since purchased. Has not been a problem until recently, when netflix and you tube quit working. That is the apps thst came preinstalled. I am able to download the apps from play store, however quality of viewing is not as good as the pre installed apps were. The error message received is “not enough space to download “. Even though tv shows over 4gb available. The download only requires 350mb. I have factory reset numerous times along with soft resets.
Any guidance would be appreciated.
Avatar Meenu says:
We also just bought tv Ltdn43k550uhk model.. but youtube app is not working in that.. we tried to update.. but no updated version of youtube and googleplay store is available for 4.4 version of tv android..
We trued everything but nothing is working..please help if there is any solution
Avatar Ange says:
Hi there I need help updating my hisense smart tv everything I read isn’t on my smart tv and I can’t even add apps.. doesn’t say all or search for apps either. Keeps sayings it’s updated but it’s just the same please help
Avatar Jan Hurter says:
I have a Hisense EN2B27 Smart TV and the apps are pre installed.

My Showmax does not want to work. I tried updating Firmware, but all is up to date. How do I go about to get this sorted?

Avatar Jeffrey Schwartz says:
I have a Hisense en3139h and none of the directions seem to work or match what’s on the TV. Any suggestions?
Avatar Mtonga says:
Am kindly requesting if yoy could assist me with the tv software update for hisense 55k3140PW and usb update procedure. Thank you
Avatar ANGEL RICARDO says:

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