Java for Mac OS X 10.6 has just been updated to Update 5, and a visit to Software Update will bring the latest and greatest version of Java to your Mac.
Oracle started auto-updating Windows 32-bit and OS X, Java Runtime Environment (JRE) users from JRE 7 to JRE 8 in January 20, 2015.
The Java auto-update mechanism is designed to keep Java users up-to-date with the latest security fixes.
Your Mac then notifies you when the updates are ready to install.
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If you don't see an expected Mac update: Learn how to upgrade to the latest mac OS version, which includes the latest version of Safari and the Mac App Store.
You can set your App Store preferences to ”Download newly available updates in the background.” If you're using OS X El Capitan v10.11.5 or later, these updates include major new mac OS versions, such as mac OS Sierra.The Mac App Store shows updates for Mac, not updates for i Phone, i Pad, or i Pod touch.If you don't have the App Store on your Mac, get updates by choosing Software Update from the Apple () menu.To use applets on a Web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to go download the latest version of the Java More...To use applets on a Web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to go download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.OS X users can only have one JRE available through web browsers so OS X users can not have more than one JRE available through the web browser and will only only have JRE 8 available through the web browser after the upgrade.