How to get the NOW TV USB Slot Working. The new Now TV HD Box is great. It’s cheap and comes with a ton of features, but it’s not perfect. Thankfully, adding a third party app to make it better, is no problem. One of the things we really don’t like about the new Sky-branded HD Roku streamer is that there’s no native USB media player.
Basically I don't want to stream anything from my PC to TV. I don't want to have to keep my laptop on or use the internet in able to do it if I can help it. I saw that one of the more expensive Roku's came with a USB slot. If I plugged an external HDD (loaded with films) into that, could I then watch my movies through Roku on my TV?
The USB port makes it easy to play MP3 flashdrives, and the Direct Encoding feature makes it easy to record cassettes onto a USB device or SD card. The integrated radio with telescoping antenna provides straightforward access to hits or the latest news. Smartphones and tablets are even more versatile: without cable clutter, these devices can be easily connected to the Duke MKII via.
The USB sockets are powered, so you can use them to charge a mobile phone or other connected device, but sadly it seems that they can’t use used for copying off video, playing back media on your telly, for a wireless dongle, or for anything else clever.
By using the TV's USB port, in effect the TV is acting as a power surge protector for the Fire Stick. In the event of a wall outlet power surge hopefully the TV will bear the brunt of it and the Fire Stick will be spared. Whereas, unless you have the power adapter connected to the wall outlet via a surge protector there is no protection whatsoever for the Fire Stick if a power surge occurs.
The only information available about it so far is that you can connect a USB drive to it to extend the duration of live TV pause from 2 minutes to up to 60 minutes. The first-generation Fire TV Edition televisions from Element had this capability as well, although they used their SD card slot for extending pause duration, not their USB ports. Toshiba’s TVs don’t have any SD or microSD card.
However, be aware that when the Selective Suspend feature is disabled, all USB host controller drivers (and therefore all USB ports and connected USB devices) in the system are affected. Therefore, your computer cannot suspend any USB devices that are connected to it, and the USB devices can continue to use power while connected to the computer. Additionally, the.