Google Play videos to USB drive.

Billy Bob Jimmy Joe

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I want to download The Walking Dead seasons on my 16gb Nexus 5. Since I don't have much storage I was wondering if I can transfer it over to a USB drive from my phone. I don't want to stream it since I plan on watching it on a flight.

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It will work, you'll need Nexus Media Importer and Total Commander. Maybe just the latter. (ES File Explorer is supposed to be able to work on USB storage now, too.)

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where r u downloading it from? legit sources? but if you have a rooted device you only need an OTG cable and any of the apps in the play store and your good to go.

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@Ikeman90, I'm planning on purchasing and downloading it from Google Play. I don't plan on rooting my phone. It'll still work, right?

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@Ikeman90, I'm planning on purchasing and downloading it from Google Play. I don't plan on rooting my phone. It'll still work, right?

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Yes, it works on an unrooted Nexus 5.

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@Ikeman90, I'm planning on purchasing and downloading it from Google Play. I don't plan on rooting my phone. It'll still work, right?

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But Google movies does not allow for moving the file. Unfortunately you won't be able to move the movie/show and still view it.
 

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@frenziedfemale, that sure is disappointing news. What is the best legal way to put TV shows in a flash drive?

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@frenziedfemale, that sure is disappointing news. What is the best legal way to put TV shows in a flash drive?

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I am not sure about where you can download them on the web, other than Google play. I have shelled out the $10 to buy DVD Catalyst which is an awesome utility for your PC..no I do not work for them,I just love the program. It will convert most movie downloads or DVDs that you have to a format best suited for your device, I know that it supports the Nexus family of devices. Usually I just convert ones I own so that I can toss them on a USB and travel with them.
Maybe someone else will be able to tell you where to legally download some shows.
I know from experience that the Google Play ones will not play if you move them...even to a different folder on your device.
 

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@frenziedfemale, that sure is disappointing news. What is the best legal way to put TV shows in a flash drive?

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My apologies, I missed the part where you wanted to download movies from Google Play.

I have files I converted and copied to SD a while back, when my computer was still working. I copied my own DVDs so I'm not sure where to download them and be able to transfer them to USB easily.

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I guess I'll just settle with buying the DVDs then copying it to my flash drive.

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Also, I'm not sure about the legality, but there are a ton of vintage TV and movies on YouTube. You can download (for temporary use, as in a library?) with an app called Tubemate (Amazon app store).

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