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I currently have version 2.74. How do I update to version 2.76? I do not see any links in the UI to update my version of Blender

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You can install Blender via Steam, which has a built in auto-update feature.

This should keep your Blender installation up to date automatically.

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    $\begingroup$ great! And seems like the latest version is released on Steam the next day after the official site release $\endgroup$ – FearlessHyena Jan 11 '20 at 7:55
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There is no automatic update feature inside Blender that I'm aware of. But getting the latest version is very simple - just go to the download page of Blender.org and download the latest version.

Another easy method is to click "Blender Website" under the "links" section on the application splash screen.

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  • $\begingroup$ ps - in my haste, I used the 2.76 application splash screen. However, the "Blender Website" link is there on the 2.74 splash screen as well. $\endgroup$ – MrMr Nov 5 '15 at 20:19
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the reply. Seems like there would be an Update link in the app. This is about the only application I have seen that does not provide an easy way to get updates :-) $\endgroup$ – Ntxdave Nov 5 '15 at 20:20
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, it would be nice to have an auto update feature - most software does. But with the simplicity of downloading a single zip file or .exe to get a fully working new version, I can't say I mind too much. Enjoy! $\endgroup$ – MrMr Nov 5 '15 at 20:22
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If you're on a Mac and using Homebrew you can install/update Blender via:

# Install
brew cask install blender

# Upgrade
brew cask upgrade blender

# Upgrade (all casks)
brew cask upgrade
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You can find any official Blender verison here.

Just select the version you want and the system you are running it on.

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If you have installed Blender using Snap packages on a Linux machine. ( Step to use snap package can be found here: https://snapcraft.io/blender)

To install using Snap you can use the following command on terminal:

sudo snap install blender --classic

Note: We need to have 'snapd' package already installed.

And, to update Blender using Snap you can you the following command:

sudo snap update blender --classic

Note: If you already in version 2.80, there would be no update available as 2.80 is the latest stable release.

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This is a script to quickly install/update Blender to the latest daily build. Note that these builds are likely to be somewhat unstable and buggy but will provide the newest updates available.

mv blender* previous_blender
blender_beta=head
blender_alpha=tail
xz=https://builder.blender.org$(wget -O - https://builder.blender.org/download/ | \
  grep -io '<a href=['"'"'"][^"'"'"']*['"'"'"]' | \
  sed -e 's/^<a href=["'"'"']//i' -e 's/["'"'"']$//i' | \
  grep linux64 | \
  $blender_beta -n 1)
echo $xz
wget $xz
tar xf blender*.tar.xz
rm blender*.tar.xz
mv blender* blender
cat blender/blender.desktop \
  | sed -e 's@^\(Icon=\)\(.*\)@\1'"$PWD/blender/"'\2.svg@' \
  | sed -e 's@^\(Exec=\)\(.*\)@\1'"$PWD/blender/"'\2@' \
  > $HOME/.local/share/applications/blender.desktop
update-desktop-database $HOME/.local/share/applications/
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    $\begingroup$ The binaries from builder.blender.org are the experimental daily builds, likely not what the average user wants/should be using. $\endgroup$ – Robert Gützkow Feb 5 at 19:43
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I downloaded the .zip file from https://www.blender.org/download/ and it works. I now have two versions on my system and they work without interfering each other.

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