How To Update ONN Roku TV?

There are two ways to update an ONN Roku TV to the latest software update, the first one is by navigating to Settings and Updating the TV from there, and the second one is by using a USB flash drive.

When you activate your Roku TV system during the initial setup, take note that the Roku TV system automatically checks for software updates every 24 to 36 hours when it finds a new software version is available.

You can also check for new software updates manually from the System settings.

Updating your ONN TV by navigating to settings is relatively easy to perform provided your TV is working properly.

But, if your ONN TV is not connected to the internet and it’s acting up, you must update your TV manually by downloading the firmware file on your computer, copying it to the USB drive, and connecting and running it on your TV.

Let’s dive deeper and learn both ways to update your ONN Roku TV.

1) How To Update Your ONN TV from Settings Online?

To update your ONN Roku TV from the TV settings, follow the below steps:

  1. Press Home on your TV Remote and Select Settings.
  2. Go to System and select Software update.
  3. Click on Check Now to check for the latest available update manually.

Generally, your ONN Roku TV will download and install the updates automatically by default whenever it finds the updates for your installed apps.

Tip: On the system update screen, you will get the details of the current software, and build version, and the date and time of the latest update too

2) How To Update Your ONN TV Using a USB Flash Drive?

To update your ONN TV Using a USB flash drive, download the update.roku installer files on your computer, copy them to the USB Flash Drive, and plug the USB into your ONN TV.

You will have to perform this method for updating your ONN TV if you select Connect to the Internet Later while performing the initial setup.

You will need a USB 2.0 flash drive with at least 256 MB.

Step 1 – Download the Software on Your Computer

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  1. Open on Chrome or any other web browser on your computer/laptop.
  2. Choose your Roku TV Brand (here you will have to choose ONN).
  3. Now, enter the Hardware ID and Serial Number of your ONN Roku TV. The Hardware ID contains 4 numbers followed by a letter and the Serial Number which is a combination of 12 letters and numbers. 
  4. You can also navigate to Settings and find the hardware and serial number in System > About and then click on Next.

Step 2 – Download the update.roku Installer File

Download the update.roku Installer File
  1. Click on Download Software to download the update.roku installer file on your computer.
  2. Plug the USB drive into the computer and copy update.roku file to the USB drive. (You can find this downloaded file in the Downloads folder on your computer.)
  3. Once the file gets copied to the USB drive, remove it from the computer and insert it into your ONN TV’s USB port.

Step 3 – Insert the USB flash drive on Your TV’s USB port & Enter the code on your computer

  1. Once you have inserted the USB flash drive into your TV, Press the Home button on the remote.
  2. Navigate to Settings > System > System Update> I can’t connect.

Now, your ONN Roku TV will validate and accept the software file on your USB drive and display the 12-digit code on the TV screen.

The message on your TV screen Contents of the update file are invalid” shows that your ONN Roku TV is already running on the latest update.

However, if your TV displays the message Update file could not be opened. Please try again, it means that your TV is unable to read and verify the USB drive’s format and you will have to format your USB drive. The instructions on the correct formatting steps are shown below.

Step 4 – Enter the 12-digit Code on Your Computer

how to update ONN tv

Now, return to your computer and enter the 12-digit code. Once you enter the code, a 6-digit code will appear on the computer screen. (see the given screenshots for reference)

Step 5 – Complete Your ONN Roku TV Software Update

Complete Your ONN Roku TV Software Update

Use your TV remote to enter the 6-digit code displayed on your computer screen to start the software update process.

Once the TV installs the latest firmware update, it will restart and then you can remove the USB flash drive from your TV.

How To Format USB Flash Drive?

As described above, you will have to format your USB Flash drive if your ONN TV can’t verify the files. To fix this error, you will have to format the USB drive with the right format on your Windows or MAC.

Format Using Your Windows PC/Laptop

To format your USB flash drive using a Windows PC/laptop, follow the below steps in the same order as described below.

  1. Plug the USB flash drive into your Windows PC/laptop and open the Control Panel.
  2. Choose Administrative Tools followed by Computer Management.
  3. Now, select Disk Management and right-click on the USB drive to choose Format.
  4. Now, select the format FAT32 if the USB storage is more than 2 GB.
  5. If the USB storage is less than 2 GB, select FAT16.
  6. Select OK to start the formatting.

Format USB Flash Drive Using Your MAC

To format your USB Flashing using your MAC, follow the below steps.

  1. Plug your USB flash drive into your Macbook and open Finder.
  2. Now, search for “Disk Utility” and select your USB flash drive.
  3. Choose “Erase” from the right panel and tap on MS-DOS (FAT).
  4. Tap on the Erase button.
  5. When you get a prompt to format your drive, click on the Erase button once again to verify.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I manually update my Roku TV?

To manually update your Roku TV, go to Settings > System > Software update > Check Now.

Why is my Roku TV not updating software?

If your Roku TV is not updating the software, check your internet connection. For software updates, you need a strong and reliable internet connection without any interruption.

Do Roku TVs need to be updated?

Yes, Roku TV needs to be updated so that the big and temporary glitches on your devices get fixed automatically. I have noticed that Roku pushes OTA updates every 2-4 weeks.

How do you update Roku TV software?

You can update your Roku TV software by either navigating to the Settings on your TV or using a USB flash drive.

Is my Roku out of date?

To check if your Roku TV is out of date, press the Home button on the remote and navigate to Settings>System>System Update. Now, you will see the current software, the build version and the date and time it was added on the screen.

Do Roku TVs update themselves?

Roku Televisions has built programs to check your account for updates daily if it’s connected to the internet.

Keshav Krishnan

I am an Engineer and passionate about Smart Homes and Home Improvements and spent years using, designing & working with Smart Home devices. I am on a mission to make Home Automation easy and affordable for everyone.

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