Remove any discs that are in the Samsung Blu-ray player and press the "Menu" button on the remote control.
Select "Settings." Choose "Support" and select "Software Upgrade."Select "By Internet." A message will appear saying the Blu-ray player is connecting to a server.
Open your computer's Web browser and then navigate to the Samsung Support website (see Resources).
It also allows Netflix and other streaming companies to update their capabilities and have Blu-ray players take advantage of it.
One of the major reasons for firmware updates, though, is copy protection.
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wiki How is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. Sony Blu Ray players are designed to be updated frequently with the newest programming, called "firmware." Although the updates used to be done with a disc, they can now be performed over the Internet.
Upon successfully restarting, the upgrade is complete and you can either disconnect the USB flash drive or remove the disc from the player.
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This is called updating the firmware, and while it’s vital to the continued performance of your Blu-ray player, shockingly, sometimes it’s not possible.
Sometimes, manufacturers just stop supporting their products, even models only a few years old. Blu-ray players have firmware updates for a variety of reasons.
Updating the firmware for your Samsung Blu-ray player can often improve its performance.