Article ID : 00246922 / Last Modified : 06/28/2022

What types of USB hard disk drives are compatible with Android TV?

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    IMPORTANT: This article introduces compatible information regarding USB HDD drives for specific Android TV.

    You can use an external hard disk drive (HDD) as long as it meets the specifications for use on your Android TV™ device. We can't guarantee operation with all HDDs.

    Supported file system and maximum drive size:

    File System
    before connecting
    Max hard disk drive size for playback
    (Video/Photo/Music)
    Max hard disk drive size for storage (*1)(*2)
    FAT322TB (*3)256GB
    NTFS16TBNot supported

    *1: This function is not available for the X75H series.

    *2: The USB HDD must be registered to the Android TV™ or Google TV™ as device storage (to be formatted for storage). You can use a USB HDD that is 256 GB or larger, but the usable capacity is restricted to 256 GB.

    *3: The maximum size of a content file that can be saved in the USB HDD is restricted to 4 GB.

    • USB Interface/Version: USB 2.0
    • Maximum output (current) of the TV USB port: 500mA
    • RPM: No condition
    • Read/Write speed: No condition