How to watch videos on your TV with USB drive
Videos and movies are increasingly distributed in digital format. However, to view digital content is sometimes problematic. To play a video stored on the flash drive, the TV must be with built-in USB-port and codecs installed. Or you need to connect to a TV special device to play files from a flash drive.
You will need:
TV with built-in USB-port or USB media player
Instruction how to watch videos on your TV with USB drive
Insert the flash drive into the USB-connector on the TV. USB slot is usually located on the back of the TV and is no different from the USB-slot on the computer. Make sure that the flash drive is fully connected to the TV because of a bad connection the TV will not be able to open the drive.
Turn on the TV and select the USB input. TV with several connectivity options such as HDMI and VGA, have different input options that allow you to easily switch between the connected devices. Content USB-drive will not be displayed if there is no USB input on the TV. To connect the flash drive to this TV, go to the next step.
Buy a USB Media Player for TV, for example, Western Digital TV Live Hub, NBox TV Media Player or CVJI-E50 SD Card + USB Media Player for TV.
Connect the power cord to the USB media player and the other end of the cord into the outlet. Connect the media player to your TV using the supplied composite or component cable or by using a commercially available, the HDMI cable.
Insert a USB flash drive with video files in the USB-port of the media player.
Turn on the TV and set it to the input that is used to connect the media player. Use the remote control to navigate to the "Video" or "Movies" (depending on the device) and press Enter to see a list of video files.
Use the arrow keys to scroll through the list of video files. Select the video file you want to view, and press Enter on the remote control to start playback.