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Play Media from a USB Device on Your 2016 Smart TV

Your 2016 Smart TV allows you to view compatible media contents from External Devices, such as a USB Storage Device.

When a USB device is connected to the USB port, a pop-up message will appear allowing you to easily switch to media content stored on the USB device.

Connect an External Device (USB Storage)

After having your files downloaded onto a USB storage, you need to connect it to the TV to watch it. Follow the instructions below and we'll show you how to do just that.

  1. Connect the USB Device with the stored media content into the USB In port of your TV.   

  2. Press the Home button on your Samsung Smart Control, to access the Home Screen.   

  3. Using the directional pad on your remote, navigate to and select Source, and then select the appropriate USB source.   

  4. The TV will display a thumbnail list of the media contents saved on your USB Device. Select a folder or media content to play from the list.   

    Note: The TV supports the FAT, exFAT, and NTFS file systems. Learn more about Supported Media File Types.

  5. Select the media content that you would like to play on your TV. Your media will begin to play.

  6. If you have an issue playing an MKV file, it may contain video or audio codes that are not supported by your TV. In this case, try changing the file format to MP4 or AVI.

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