Did you recently purchase a Hisense TV and wish to install applications on it?

Installing applications is often one of the first things people do on their new television. If you’re unsure how to proceed with your Hisense TV, don’t worry. Our guide will walk you through the process step by step.

How to Install an Application on a Hisense TV with VIDAA?

VIDAA, the operating system designed by Hisense, is commonly found in the brand’s televisions. It offers access to primary TV applications like Amazon Prime, Netflix, and many others.

To download an application on a Hisense VIDAA TV, follow these steps:

  1. Select the My Apps icon on the TV menu.
  2. From the list of available applications, select the App Store.
  3. The application store opens. Here you can search for your application using the search bar or navigate different categories to find the application that suits you.

How to Install an Application on a Hisense Android TV?

Installing applications such as Netflix, Disney+, and Candy Crush on your Hisense Android TV is easy:

  1. Navigate to the TV menu, then to Smart Hub (or Applications, depending on the model), and finally to My Apps. Here you will see all the compatible applications already installed on your television.
  2. To add new applications, select Google Play to open the store containing all the applications.
  3. From there, search directly for the application of interest or navigate through the many offered themes. You have the choice of free applications as well as paid ones, either one-time purchase or by subscription.

How to Update an Application on a Hisense VIDAA TV?

Updating an application on a Hisense TV with the VIDAA OS is a great way to resolve small temporary technical bugs. Here are two solutions:

Option 1: Reinstall an Application on Your Hisense TV

To reinstall an application, first, you need to delete it:

  1. Select the desired application on your TV menu and choose to delete it.
  2. Reinstall it by going to the App Store, typing the name of the application, and downloading it again.

Option 2: Update the Firmware on Your Hisense TV

If the application you want to update is a pre-installed one, you cannot directly delete it, and therefore cannot update it by reinstalling it.

However, you can update the TV’s firmware to update the pre-installed application:

  1. Go to Settings Menu (gear-shaped button on the remote) then: All > About > Software update > Detect.
  2. If an update is needed, you will be prompted to download and install it. If not, no action is necessary.

Depending on the model, the path to access the update is: Home button on the remote > Settings > Support > System update

How to Update an Application on a Hisense Android TV?

To update an application on a Hisense TV running Android, two options are available:

Option 1: Reinstall an Application on Your Hisense Android TV

On your Android smart TV, go to Google Play from the applications available on your screen’s menu. Type the name of the application. Once found, an Open or Update button will appear. In the second case, you can update the selected application.

Option 2: Update Google Play on Your Hisense Android TV

To update the Google Play application on your Hisense TV, you need to update your television’s operating system:

  1. Press the Home button on the remote.
  2. Select the gear icon at the top right of the screen.
  3. Go to System, then About.
  4. Choose System Update and confirm your choice.

Your TV will update, and so will Google Play. This may take several minutes, depending on your internet connection.


High-end Hisense TVs, whether choosing the VIDAA or Android models, are user-friendly. Access to numerous entertainment applications is intuitive, both for installation and updating.