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Can the S5 default Music Player read external USB drives?


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Oct 16, 2013
I have a lot of music, so I use a USB thumb drive attached to my S5 to play music. (My microSD is not large enough). I can get Google Play to read this drive and the M3u playlists stored there. However, I need the default Samsung Music app to do the same.

I want to use the Samsung Music app because, apparently, this is the only music player that the S5's Car Mode uses, and I use Car Mode all the time. So if there is a way to change the default music player IN CAR MODE to, say, Google Play, that also works.

Last, my goal is to be able to select and play songs, albums, artists or playlists while driving by using voice commands. So, if there is a better way to do this, I am all ears.