How to Update Apps on the Hitachi Smart TV
Smart TVs have been getting increasingly popular within the past decade or so. However, most mainstream and popular models are still far from budget-friendly. The trend of apps may have been introduced and popularized on smartphone devices, but many other smart devices have adopted these valuable tools over the last decade. With this in mind, here’s how to install and update apps on a Hitachi Smart TV.
1. Restart Your Router and TV
There is a reason why the first question you get from a tech support professional is, “Have you tried restarting your device?” It may sound trivial, but before you proceed to try and update the apps, remove and install them again, or update anything, try turning your TV set off, leaving it like that for a few minutes, and turning it back on. It will likely update your apps automatically.
2. Download Apps Natively
Your best bet for downloading apps on your Hitachi smart TV would be through its native app service. All Hitachi TV sets come with factory-installed apps. Take a look at your Hitachi remote and see if you can find an icon of the planet with the arrow going through it. Some applications will be available there. In the list of available apps, navigate to the one called “Store.” Press “OK” on your remote when you’ve selected the Market app, and you’ll see a list of all downloadable apps.
3. Check Your Internet Connection
Some apps on Hitachi TV sets get installed by default. Others are downloadable. However, both app types should get updated automatically, as long as there is a good internet connection. Sometimes, however, Hitachi devices fail to update every app installed due to a poor internet connection (or the lack of a connection at all). Internet issues may cause the app in question to perform poorly or fail to work at all. To fix this, you need to update the app(s) manually.
4. Manually Update Apps
First, select “Store” from the “Start” screen, or get to it using the taskbar. Find the user icon next to the search box and choose it. On the account settings screen that appears, select “Downloads” or “Updates.” Next, choose “Check for Updates.” Your app list appears, and all apps that require an update feature a down arrow icon. Select the icon and click “OK” on your remote. If your connection works correctly, the update will download and automatically install the app.
5. Delete and Reinstall Apps
If the particular issue with the app that you’ve been experiencing persists, try reinstalling the app. Go to the “Downloads” or “Updates” screen and delete the app. Download it again and install it to ensure it has the latest version for your Hitachi TV. This step often fixes the update issue.
Note: The apps that came with the Hitachi TV will likely be impossible to remove. If you’re experiencing problems with these apps, try updating them. If the issue persists, contact the retailer or the manufacturer to resolve it.
6. Update Firmware/Operating System
Firmware is the software that makes every piece of electronic hardware tick. Now and then, firmware updates are released that fix bugs, glitches, and other minor issues. However, each time a new firmware update is released, the older firmware versions become less reliable and may end up causing problems. It is essential to keep your firmware up-to-date with all devices, including Hitachi smart TVs.
7. Keep It Updated
Even if you aren’t experiencing any problems with apps on your Hitachi TV, it is important that you keep your apps, OS, and firmware up-to-date. The longer you delay downloading and installing updates, the greater the chances of experiencing more serious issues.