Imagine you have a physical or non-physical product, and you desire to check for the latest updates? How can you update your hardware instantly, remotely? Is there a way to do so without having to upgrade to the newest product?
There should be a solution, by contacting the manufacturer of your product, you may be in for a surprise.
Same goes for software. If you have a feature on the software that checks for updates regularly, then you’ll be in good hands for instant updates as soon as they are made available. Of courts, without a doubt, you are also able to dis-able the auto checking of the updates and that would require to check manually, intermittently.
So, it’s up to you to decide how you want the software to be checked, whether automated or manual.