Playing music and watching movies is one of the ways of relaxing our minds at home, offices and so many other places. People play music at occasions and at home as means of having fun and relaxation. While people also watch movies to relax their brain or minds after a stressful day .
Also, playing music and watching videos from USB Flash Drive makes it easy for you not to bother about changing disk when the playlist ends.Instead it is being controlled by you sitting comfortably on your sofa or bed.
For you to enjoy the benefits of using USB Flash Drive on your TV, make sure that the two devices are in the right formats (NFTS or FAT32).
How to Watch Movies from USB Flash Drive on TV
It is easy to watch movies and play music from your USB Flash Drive or External HDD, provided you have a smart TV with USB port and a storage device like USB flash drive.you can find the port on your TV by checking the user manual or by checking the sides of the TV.
Next, check if your USB storage device uses an internal or external power source. Larger sized models which supports as much as 4TB are powered by external power source when connected to the TV while regular sized models are powered by internal power source.
The steps include:
- Plug the USB drive into the computer
- Press the ‘Input’ button on your TV control
- Go to the ‘USB’ option on your screen and select it
- Click on the movie you want to watch and it will start.
Note: We recommend that you check the manual to find the video formats supported by your TV’s media player, because most models can play Mp3 or Mp4 video files from USB drives but have issues when playing AVI, MKV and ogg files.
How to Format Flash Disk or Hard Drive to play on TV
For you to format your flash disk or external USB drive, follow the steps below:
- Plug the disk or drive to any of your USB ports on your computer
- Scroll to My computer
- Right click on the icon
- Tap format
Choose file system. You can select either FAT32 or NFTS.
NFTS supports larger files of up to 16TB while FAT32 supports files sizes of 4GB. Furthermore, FAT32 offers volume sizes of up to 2TB while NFTS features a maximum volume size of 256TB. Which means if you are a fan of full HD videos , you should consider an NFTS-formatted external hard drive or disk.
Conclusion: The above steps and information tell and guide you on how to play music and watch videos from USB flash drive on TV.