Posted by Kaylee Wood | Last update: April 28, 2020
Get best USB media player advice here! Though Sony has removed USB music player app from its ps4 3.0 update, there are a million other USB media player apps to playback USB content on TV. Here we recommend 3 great USB media player apps for TV: 5KPlayer, Roku USB media player, and VLC media player for TV.
To playback USB video on TV, the top-notch USB video player – 5KPlayer comes to help. It hosts the highest horsepower to render up to 4K/8K UHD USB videos and brings immersive 3D, 360 VR videos right in front of your eye-balls.
2. 2015 Roku 2 XS USB Media Player App
Roku USB Media Player Features:
To use Roku USB media player app on TV, you should first purchase a 2015 Roku 2 device first.
Roku USB media player supported file formats are limited to video in MKV MP4 h264, music in AAC MP3 and photos in JPG PNG. Unsupported formats would be hidden from display. Each category will be placed in corresponding directories like movies, music and photo. Users can even watch photo slideshow and set music playback in shuffle mode or repeat mode.
How to use Roku USB media player:
1. Search for USB media player app in Roku channel store and add it
2. Plug the USB flash drive to Roku box
3. Click on the icon: music audio video movies, photos etc can be showed on TV
The format support is quite limited, therefore you might need good video converters for file conversion.
3. VLC – Most Convenient USB Media Player for tvOS
This USB media player plays all files, in all formats, including exotic ones, like classic VLC media player. It can also handle multiple audio tracks, and subtitles tracks including SSA! It supports playback speed manipulation and fine seeking, and has full support for file servers (SMB / Windows shares, and FTP) and on-the-fly audio and subtitles track synchronization.
YouTube Video Player Free Download Verdict:
As one of the digital media players hardware, Roku USB media player has file format limitation and both Roku and VLC for tvOS require at least a purchase for set-top devices since they can only function on certain devices - roku and apple tv. If you are budget-minded, then the free 5KPlayer is your first choice to consider as it can turn your computer into a wireless file sender and project the media file to big TV screen. You can also download unlimited video music from online to beam to bigger AirPlay supported display.
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