Samsung TV firmware update available soon to solve Nintendo Switch HDMI problems

Samsung TV maker is already working on a solution for the error detected in some of the models of its televisions launched last year in 2016 and that affects the players of Nintendo Switch. It is malfunctioning with the system that automatically switches from HDMI channel when the device is turned on.


South Korean giant Samsung has announced that it is working on a solution to a strange problem that was started by the reports from different users of Nintendo Switch using a television of the brand, and that the input of HDMI channel was changed automatically when the console was switched on.

Thus, many users began to have doubts about whether it was their Nintendo Switch that was faulty, whether it was the HDMI cable or whether, on the contrary, it could be something related to the TV. Luckily, this awkward problem has a very simple solution that goes through a firmware update.

Some players have reported weeks ago that on certain TV models of the company, this functionality runs erroneously with Nintendo Switch. And when the console is placed in sleep mode, it is possible that the TV detects it as an active device and switches to its HDMI channel automatically.

This means that even when players do not intend to play, the TV reacts by changing channels, even though the console is not sending a signal to it. Samsung is already working on a firmware update that will solve this problem and is scheduled for release this summer.

“Samsung has been following the comments on our Community Thread and we will be issuing a Firmware update early this summer that will address this behavior and provide the level of convenience that was intended,” was explained from the company.

  • Roger Kelly

    I wish LG would do the same thing for their 4K smart tv’s. I have been having a constant pop up message telling me Switch is active on an HDMI port over and over again when Switch isn’t being used and is only sitting in its dock charging, so much so, that I have to remove Switch from its dock to stop it from constantly popping up in front of my da*n screen.