These improvements are released as firmware updates.We can expect to see firmware updates for everything from our Blu-ray players and video game consoles to our car stereos.
During the software update procedure, do not turn off the player, disconnect AC power, or press any button. You're all set — the player will check for the newest update.
It’s just like updating the operating system on your phone or computer, and it’s really easy to do.
You can do this either on the TV or Blu-ray player itself, or using your computer and a memory stick.
That's in contrast with the "software" that we use to do stuff on the machine: games and programs on a computer, music files on an MP3 player, and the discs we watch on our Blu-ray disc™ players.
This is a simplified definition and comparison, but it's reasonable enough for the purposes of this article.