Network Drive on Samsung Smart TV

November 22, 2017 at 05:24:52
Specs: Windows 10
Hello
I'm wondering if its possible to map a USB drive plugged into the back of the TV as a network drive

Thank you


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#1
November 22, 2017 at 06:59:57
Not unless the TV explicitly supports it. I haven't seen a TV that is also a network server, but I've never looked for one either.

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#2
November 22, 2017 at 08:24:27
Thanks for the reply... dont want to use the TV as a server just want it connected to my network and to be able to load the drive with music / video for the tv to access

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#3
November 22, 2017 at 09:56:17
I'm not sure what you're asking. Do you want to load a USB drive with media, and play that on your TV? Do you want to connect your TV to your home network, and have it play media directly from a media server? Do you want to mount the drive to the TV, and have it serve up (as in a server) the drive to the rest of the network so you can load stuff remotely?

If it's the first two, it depends on your TV. Check its manual to see if it's capable, and what restrictions are in place. If it's the final one, then I've never encountered a TV willing to do so, but that doesn't mean one doesn't exist.

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#4
November 22, 2017 at 10:43:15
Hello again

Currently I stream media that is currently stored on my pc to the TV (UKS7500) using Plex.

Occasionally the wifi signal drops out so I thought if I could store the media on a drive physically attached to the TV it would provide a more reliable connection.

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Robogk


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#5
November 22, 2017 at 17:05:33
Format the USB pen as FAT32 and copy the movie, music to the USB pen.
If you plug it in your TV you should see a popup menu that a USB device is detected. Go from there.
Make sure the TV supports the movie video and audio decoders.


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#6
November 23, 2017 at 01:04:58
OK, will give it a go.

Many thanks for your suggestion

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Robogk


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