1. rickyjohn's Avatar
    Not overly familiar with android but loving this tablet.

    Can you him it up to an external storage device, either Nas over WiFi or directly via USB?

    Just thinking about storing and accessing file of the device given the small capacity and also how best to watch movies that I own on here?
    11-07-2014 07:42 AM
  2. Chum's Avatar
    Look for a USBOTG cable if you want to try external storage via USB. One end hooks into the charging port of the tablet and the other end is a USB port for you to plug in a thumb drive.

    I *think* the Nexus 9 should support this.

    Chum
    11-07-2014 07:51 AM
  3. warthog293's Avatar
    It does support it, I used it yesterday. You either have to have a powered external hard drive, or one that will work off of the low wattage coming from your Nexus 9's micro usb port. Toshiba hard drives are what I use, and they work great

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-07-2014 08:23 AM
  4. 05GT's Avatar
    Is any extra software required? I plugged in my OTG and 32GB USB drive, and it wasn't recognized.
    11-07-2014 08:34 AM
  5. zedz's Avatar
    Check out this video and read the reviews.

    Nexus 9 USB OTG demo - hands-on:

    Posted via the AC on Nexus 5 or Nexus 9.
    11-07-2014 08:42 AM
  6. warthog293's Avatar
    Download nexus media importer

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-07-2014 11:51 AM
  7. jerrykur's Avatar
    You should be able to watch movies from your NAS. I did that for awhile, but then got a Netflix subscription.
    11-07-2014 03:43 PM
  8. cd419's Avatar
    ES file Explorer was updated to handle lollipops method of accessing external storage. I tried it on my n9 just now with a USB otg thumb drive and it worked great. You probably will have to make sure the storage is formatted fat 32 I tried exfat with no success.

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    11-07-2014 06:00 PM
  9. Shilohcane's Avatar
    Check out this Android Wi-Fi connected external storage device on CNET from Samsung


    The Samsung Wireless is not new. It's basically a 1.5TB, USB bus-powered, portable hard drive, and it works like one. However, it comes with a built-in battery and an embedded Wi-Fi network. When connected to a computer, while it's working as an external storage device, it also charges its battery. (It can also be charged with the included adapter.) When unplugged from a computer, the device can then function as a wireless storage device; it allows up to five Wi-Fi clients to connect to its Wi-Fi network. These clients can then stream content (photos, video, and music) that's stored on the drive, or use the drive's storage as the backup destination for user-generated content.
    11-08-2014 02:26 PM

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