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Android TV - Playing Video from External HD

Android TV - Playing Video from External HD

Old Sep 20, 18, 2:35 am
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Android TV - Playing Video from External HD

Just got an Android TV via my TV provider. How can I use my external hd to play video? I downloaded VLC but it only recognizes internal storage, not external.

The external hd is USB and NTFS. I'm not interested in re-formatting.
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Old Sep 20, 18, 6:00 pm
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Which Android TV device?

I'm guessing you want the Android TV connected directly to the hard drive? At home I use Universal Media Server on a Windows PC to play video on Android devices via DLNA with VLC as the player, but that wouldn't work unless you have an always-on PC to run UMS on.

You may be able to install a file explorer and browse to your hard drive, then play the videos that way. That's the method I use to play videos on my wife's tablet - copy video to an SD card then browse to it and open the files. Only in your case it wold be the HDD instead of an SD card.
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