How to play media content saved on a USB device

Last Update date : Mar 24. 2022

The USB ports can be used to connect external devices and USB flash drives. You can play media content such as videos, photos, and music from a USB device on your Samsung TV.  

The list of supported files can be found on What media files are supported In most Smart TV?


You can play media content saved on storage devices, such as USB devices, mobile devices and cameras on the TV. 

  • You cannot play media content if the content or the storage device is not supported by the TV. For more information, refer to your user manual or e-manual.
  •  Backup important files before connecting a USB device. Samsung is not responsible for damaged or lost files.
  • The methods provided below are the most common. For model-specific information, check your TV's user manual.
1 Connect a USB device to the USB port.
2 To play the media content saved on a USB device, select USB icon on the bottom left corner of Multimedia panel.
3 The screen will display all folders in your USB device. For this example, select Pictures.
4 Select any of the items that you wish to play on the screen.


  • When your TV displays the loading icon, do not remove the USB device
  • The higher the resolution of the video, the longer it takes to display
  • Device screenshots and menus may vary depending on the device model and software version.

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