How do I update the software on my Portal?

This article applies to Portaland Portal TV

Your Portal software will update automatically when connected to Wi-Fi and turned on. You can also manually update the software on your Portal in Settings.

To manually update the software on your Portal, Portal+ or Portal Mini:

  1. From Home, tap to open Settings .
  2. Tap About.
  3. Tap Check for Updates.
Note: If an update is required, your Portal will automatically start downloading the new software. You will be prompted to restart your Portal once the download is complete. If your Portal’s software is up to date, tap Done.

To update the software on your Portal TV:

  1. From Home, select Settings .
  2. Select About.
  3. Select Check for Updates.
Note: If an update is required, your Portal will automatically start downloading the new software. You will be prompted to restart your Portal once the download is complete. If your Portal’s software is up to date, select Back.

In order to make sure your Portal software updates automatically:

  • Ensure your Portal is turned on and connected to Wi-Fi when leaving your Portal idle.
  • Allow your Portal to remain idle for up to 1 hour to ensure it updates to the latest software version.

Learn more about what to do if your Wi-Fi signal is weak.

Over the next few months we are updating how your Portal’s home screen looks. Learn more about the new home screen.


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Last updated April 5, 2021
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