How to check the firmware of my Philips MP3 player? It is possible to check the firmware version and any available updates for your Philips MP3 player via Device Manager. Follow the steps below: 3. On the task bar of Windows, locate this icon The icon is usually located on the bottom-right corner of the screen. 4. Right-click on the icon of 'Device Manager' Select Check for updates when prompted. 5. If there is update available, follow the on-screen instructions 6. After downloading the update, click on 'Install now'