Facing all kinds of multimedia resources, what your most preferable choice? Some of you would like to simply buy a ticket to squeeze in the mini sofa in the cinema to enjoy the latest hot movies. Well, some of you may prefer a more affordable way, that is to buy the movie Blu-ray or DVD disc to be viewed on the Blu-ray players.
What’s more, if you get used to downloading the movies and TVs from the Internet, then copying the downloaded movie content to USB can make it much more portable whenever and wherever you want to watch. By the way, connecting the USB to your Roku TV can also lead you to a fantastic movie world.
We have talked about how to watch movies on Roku such as how to play MKV file on Roku. In this article, we are going to introduce more details about Roku TV and the way to connect USB to Roku TV.
Part 1: What is Roku TV and Can I Play USB on Roku TV
In the field of smart TV, Sony and other vendors develop their own systems, expecting to use their own ecosystem and content consumption models to attract users. Years ago, Roku cooperated with TV manufacturers TCL and Vizio to launch a smart TV that directly integrates the Roku system which is called Roku TV. TCL Roku TV has a simple design and the product is mainly black with strong texture. The eye-catching Roku TV logo can be seen on the lower right border of the TV. The base of the TCL Roku TV is simple in design and supports its TV set.
Due to cost constraints, it can be seen from the product picture that the TV screen is not purely flat, and the other borders are slightly wider than the high-end models. As can be seen from the figure, this remote control also sets the direct key of Amazon.com, users can quickly enter the Amazon Mall for shopping activities. The TV is also equipped with a Roku-style remote control.
Instead of designing digital buttons, it puts streaming services such as Netflix in a prominent position for one-click access, and five-dimensional navigation keys and other function buttons are also quite easy to use. Roku TV’s interface and menus are very simple and easy to understand.
Basically, the graphical icons of the squares are used to display various items, and there is no cost to get started. To use Roku, you first need to connect to WIFI, then sign up for an account or log in directly, and you can install apps on your phone and tablet to implement connectivity.
While concerning whether Roku TV supports USB or not, it is quite obvious to confirm the answer. Until now, Roku TV is available in four sizes, 55, 48, 40 and 32 inches. In addition to the 32-inch model with 1366*768 resolution and 60Hz standard, other sizes of TCL Roku TVs use 1080P/120Hz, and they also have built-in Roku 2 and 3 box functions. For local playback, it supports USB interface and DLAN transmission, and there is no problem in use.
Part 2: How to Play USB on Roku TV
Since USB can be connected to Roku TV for further playing, now what we should focus is how to play USB on Roku TV. According to the official data, it is claimed that Roku TV is compatible with all kinds of USB drives.
Step 1. Download and install the Roku Media Player Channel through the Channel Store to your local Roku TV. Or, you can also intall Roku Media Player via Roku’s website.
Step 2. Download the video in the supported formats to your USB device. Usually, Roku TV can be able to play MKV, MP4 and MOV media files. You had better download the videos in these three digital formats. Then copy the downloaded video to the USB.
Step 3. Connect USB to Roku TV. You can find the Roku TV’s USB port on the right side of the box which can be seen with an USB logo. Make sure the USB cable is the correct one without any damage.
Step 4. Run Roku Media Player channel on the Roku TV once the channel has been installed successfully. You can select the video content when your USB has been connected to the Roku TV’s USB port. Furthermore, you can then be able to click the folder in the USB drive by tracing back the video you have downloaded. Finally, select the video and click it for further viewing.
Apart from playing video on the USB via connecting to Roku TV, users can be allowed to play the music or view photos stored on your USB device. While viewing the photos on the USB device, you can select all of them and then view them in a slideshow pattern. Concerning playing music files on your USB, you will be only allowed to play the AAC, MP3, WMA and FLAC files. By the way, make sure all the multimedia files you are playing are free of digital rights management protection.
Part 3: Another Way to Play USB
Buying a piece of Roku TV can be quite expensive by comparing to watch a movie on your own computer. What’s more, for some beginner users, these tutorials showed above may seem a bit difficult. Alternatively, what is another way to play the video content on your USB device? In the digital era, this issue can be easily resolved. Instead of connecting the USB to Roku TV in such a strict rule, you can also turn to help from a simple local media player that is capable of playing the videos you have obtained.
Things can go quite smoothly if you can connect the USB to your computer, and then obtain a piece of powerful media player software to provide the playback solution. Here Leawo Blu-ray Player can be your excellent choice you can trust. For your further information on how to play the content on the USB drive with Leawo Blu-ray Player, you can follow the steps below.
Step 1. Connect your USB to your computer. No matter you have obtained a desktop PC or a tablet, you can find the USB port on each side of your computer. Connect the USB to your PC via a cable.
Step 2. Look for USB device on your PC. Open “Computer” on your PC and you can find the portable device once the USB has been connected to PC successfully. Simply click the portable USB device icon to locate the video file on your USB device.
Step 3. Download and install Leawo Blu-ray Player on your computer.
Step 4. Open the USB file. Enter the main interface of the player and load the downloaded video file in the USB drive on your computer by clicking the “Open File” button on the home interface. When you have imported the video content, then you can see it on the player immediately.
Step 5. Set subtitles. If you have downloaded the relevant subtitles for the video, then you can move mouse to the title area at the top right corner of the screen to select the first icon. Then a pop-up window for subtitles setting will appear which includes “Enable subtitles”, “Subtitle offset”, “Subtitle selecting”, and “Browse for subtitle”.
Step 6. Set video and audio parameters. In order to obtain customized viewing experience, you can also set the video and audio parameters whose process are as the same as subtitle settings. Click the second icon and the third icon in the title area to set video parameters and audio parameters respectively. The editing features of Leawo Blu-ray Player could allow you to obtain a customized video and will give you more special watching experience.
As well, you can also enjoy the snapshot taking feature within Leawo Blu-ray Player by clicking the respective button on the lower right corner of the panel. Additionally, click the fast forward and back forward buttons can meet your various requirements.
Part 4: Conclusion
Obtaining a Roku TV can be your excellent choice to enjoy the best movie and TV shows in high quality. Someone would also love to play iTunes movies on Roku. However, not all of you are familiar with the playing process on Roku TV, especially when you try to play the USB content on Roku TV. By referring to the above steps, you may have a general outline of how to play USB on Roku TV.
Besides the detailed steps showed above, what’s more, what you can do with Roku TV is to make full use of the Roku remote which can make the process much more easily. Pay attention that not all files support fast-forward and rewind. Alternatively, if you would like to get an easier way to play the content on USB drive, you can simply download the video from the Internet to the USB and then connect it to your local computer’s USB port. Then, select Leawo Blu-ray Player to play the movie content in a smooth mode. This is a piece of free 4K player software. So why not try it?