1. DevilSatan's Avatar
    i bought the USB Cable for my Nexus 7 i was wondering how do i axxess and watch the movies on my usb?
    03-30-2013 05:17 PM
  2. dancing-bass's Avatar
    I'm assuming you have movies on a USB flash drive that you want to watch on your tablet.
    You will need a file explorer app (ES File Explorer seems pretty good to me, but there are others), StickMount app, and a rooted tablet.

    As far as I understand, once you have all that together, plug the USB flash drive in and open your file explorer app. There should be an option to "mount" your external storage (the USB drive). From there, navigate to your movies and tap on them. Your video player app should open it from there. I have yet to do this but it seems fairly straightforward. Search the forums to find out more details
    03-30-2013 09:41 PM
  3. minnemike's Avatar
    Also, you don't have to root and can use the Nexus Media Importer, but it only reads and you can't write or delete to the flash drive.
    dancing-bass likes this.
    03-31-2013 09:34 AM
  4. dancing-bass's Avatar
    Also, you don't have to root and can use the Nexus Media Importer, but it only reads and you can't write or delete to the flash drive.
    I didn't realize there was a way to do this without root. I'm rooted anyway, but this is good to know. Thanks for the info!
    03-31-2013 11:34 AM
  5. AJ12Gamer's Avatar
    Or try this. More bang for the buck.
    10-26-2013 09:28 PM
  6. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Also, you don't have to root and can use the Nexus Media Importer, but it only reads and you can't write or delete to the flash drive.
    I can confirm this. I have two N7 tablets, one stock and one rooted. With the stock tablet I can read anything on my external USB or hard drive, but cannot copy, edit, move or delete any files on the external drives. With the rooted device those restrictions are gone.
    10-29-2013 08:26 AM
  7. sp619180's Avatar
    Also, you don't have to root and can use the Nexus Media Importer, but it only reads and you can't write or delete to the flash drive.
    Yeah but we can do that for free using total commander file manager and a free USB otg plug-in and it can also write stuff on the USB device that to with no root access needed

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    drkknyt98 likes this.
    11-08-2013 01:37 AM

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