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Required Downloads

Unless stated otherwise, the file listed below must be installed BEFORE the Firmware update to v5.401 for Colombia in order for it to work properly. If more than one Required file is listed, install them in the order presented on this page.

Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:

  • KD-60X697E

About this download

Benefits and improvements from the latest update

  • Improves general performance of the TV

Previous benefits and improvements

  • Adds support for YouTube™ playback speed control/360 video
  • Adds support for YouTube animated thumbnails
  • Improves the Home screen menu for better usability
  • Adds USB tethering support
  • Adds QWERTY keyboard support
  • Adds Browser Smooth Scroll and CH+/- operation for page up/down
  • Adds new Help Guide & Legal Information to the Customer Support menu
  • Adds support for Dolby® MS12 AC4
  • Resolves a condition where the TV restarts after pressing the [HOME] button and then the [RETURN] button on the remote control
  • Resolves a picture quality condition that occurs during playback of HDR content from an IPTV app
  • Resolves a condition where the YouTube app is stuck at the "Loading..." message when starting or resuming playback
  • Resolves a condition where error code "2200" is displayed when starting an IPTV app
  • Resolves a lip sync condition when streaming apps from an audio system
  • Resolves an intermittent picture & sound freeze condition on HD channels
  • Resolves a condition where the YouTube app is stuck on the splash screen after the network error message "Please check network connection"
  • Resolves an issue where the TV screen goes black and the remote control does not respond after launching an IPTV app
  • Resolves an issue where Amazon videos will not play and the message "Insufficient bandwidth" is displayed
  • Resolves an issue where the TV turns back on after turning it off when using the Amazon video app
  • Improves Wi-Fi connectivity of the TV
  • Resolves an issue where "Error Code 22" is displayed when trying to open an app
  • Improves performance and stability of overall UI (user interface) operation
  • Improves general performance of IPTV services
  • Resolves a condition where pictures sent from an ILCE-6300 camera via Wi-Fi Direct™ do not display on the TV


  • This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

Before You Start

Check the software version

Your software may already be up to date. If you're not sure, it's easy to check which version of software you have. Follow these instructions:

  1. Turn on your TV and press the [HOME] button on the remote to display the Home Menu.
  2. Navigate to [Settings], and press [Enter].
  3. Navigate to [Customer Support] and press [Enter].
  4. The model and software version should be displayed on the top right-hand corner of the screen: "v5.401".
    • If the version number is lower than "v5.200", please install version "v5.200" from the Download section on your model page before you install version "v5.401".
    • If the version number is "v5.401" or higher, you already have the most recent firmware.

There are 2 ways to update the firmware on your BRAVIA TV:

  • Using the "Automatic Software download" function (recommended)
  • Using a USB storage device
Using the "Automatic Software download" function (recommended):
Sony provides software updates in order to enhance functionalities and provide users with the latest TV experience. The easiest way to receive software updates is by downloading directly from your TV via the Internet.
NOTE: Make sure that the "Automatic Software download" function is enabled. (By default, this setting is enabled.)

  1. Press the [HOME] button on the remote.
  2. Select [Settings], and press [Enter].
  3. Select [Customer Support] and press [Enter].
  4. Select [Automatic Software download].
  5. Select [On] to download the software automatically. Select [Off] to disable it.

IMPORTANT: The following "System Requirements", "File Info", "Download" and "Install", sections relate to the USB storage device update procedure. You can ignore them if you completed the update using the “Automatic Software download” feature.

For other FAQs about Troubleshooting, please see the "Questions and Answers" on the Sony Support Site.

Using a USB storage device:

You can also update the software by using a USB storage device. If you are not connected to the Internet, or the "Automatic Software download" function fails to download, try to download and update using a USB storage device as instructed below.

System Requirements

What You Need

  • a computer with access to the Internet
  • a USB storage device

File Info

File Name

  • Firmware update to v5.401 for TV

Zip File Name

  • sony_tvupdate_2018_5401_otf_auth.zip

File Version

  • 5.401

File Size

  • 246 358 428 bytes

Release Date

  • 03-05-2019

Download & Install

Important Notice

  • Read the instructions carefully or you could end up causing the TV to become unresponsive or require a repair.
  • Do not turn the TV off or disconnect it from power while it's updating.
  • Do not press any buttons, except the ones mentioned in the instructions.
  • Stop any recording before you start with the firmware update. (USB HDD recording models only)

How to download the Updater

Before you install the update, you'll need to download it from the Internet and save it to a USB storage device.

  1. Download the update file to your PC.
    1. Click the [Download] button on the top of this page, then read and accept the terms and conditions.
    2. Click the [Download] button on the bottom of the page to download the update file on your PC.
  2. Verify the downloaded file name and size.
    1. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded.
    2. Verify that the size of the "sony_tvupdate_2018_5401_otf_auth.zip" file is "246 358 428" bytes.
      NOTE: For Windows PC, verify the "Size" instead of "Size on disk" on the Properties screen.
  3. Extract the downloaded file.
    NOTE: After you extracted the downloaded file, you will find the folder "sony_dtv02B40B0CB4BF_00204204".
  4. Insert the USB storage device into your PC.
  5. Copy or drag and drop the folder "sony_dtv02B40B0CB4BF_00204204" to the root directory of your USB device.
    NOTE: The "root directory" is the first or top-most directory of the device, which contains all the other folders.
  6. Remove the USB storage device from your computer and continue to the next section.

Step 1: Install the update

Once you've downloaded the update file and prepared your USB device, you can install it on your TV. The process can take up to 15-30 minutes and during the installation your TV will turn off before turning itself back on. Please follow the simple steps below:

  1. Turn on the TV.
  2. Make sure that no USB devices are inserted into your TV.
  3. Insert your USB storage device containing the folder "sony_dtv02B40B0CB4BF_00204204" into a USB port of the TV set.
    NOTE: Any USB port can be used if the TV has multiple USB ports.
  4. Press [HOME] on the remote to open the HOME menu.
  5. Navigate to the [Settings] category and press [Enter] to select it.
  6. Navigate to and select [Customer Support].
  7. Navigate to and select [Software Update].
  8. A series of different messages will appear on the TV screen. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  9. The update will start and an orange Led light will start blinking on the front panel of the TV.
    WARNING: During the software installation process, please do not:
    • Remove the USB device
    • Turn off the TV
    • Disconnect the TV from the power supply
  10. When the "Firmware update complete" message is displayed on the TV set, the TV will turn off and then turn back on to complete the update. Do not remove the USB device or turn off the TV set.
  11. After the TV turn back on, remove your USB storage device from the USB port.

Step 2: Check the update was successful

Check the current software version to confirm that the update has successfully been installed.

  • If the version number is "v5.401" or higher, the software update was successful.
  • If the version number isn't "v5.401" or higher, download and install the update again.

Questions & Answers

Possible Issue During the Update

Need more information? See our FAQs about updating the software over the Internet:

  • Will my personal settings be deleted after the update?
    No, all your personal settings will be kept.

  • Can I install an older version of the software?
    No. To ensure that your TV remains at optimum performance, the installation of an older software version is not possible: the latest software version contains all the benefits and improvements of previous versions.

  • Is it normal for the TV to turn off during the update process?
    It is normal for the TV to restart during the update process. It will take a longer time for the TV to restart while installing the new software.

What to do if you have problems updating your TV firmware

If either message "An error occurred during the software update" or "Software cannot be updated using this USB device" is displayed on the TV screen, please proceed to the following procedures for a possible solution:

  1. Make sure your USB storage device is in good working order. If it is, try downloading the update file again.
  2. Turn off the TV by pressing the [POWER] button on the TV set.
  3. Press the [POWER] button again, and proceed with the installation process again.

If the message "No newer version of the TV software was found" is displayed on the TV front panel display, your TV already has newest software version installed, so you do not need to update it.

For other FAQs about Troubleshooting, please see the "Questions and Answers" on the Sony Support Site.