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    I don't have a computer, only my Android phone.

    I want to watch sd card videos (of a recent bike trip) on my TV.
    Is there a hard drive that I can store the videos on that will play them on my TV.....without using a computer?

    Currys said I need a computer but I thought I'd ask the wizards here.

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    Put them on a pen drive and watch via USB. One of my old phones also came with a cable to allow you to plug that into the TV and watch direct and most smart TV's you can swipe from smartphone to TV without cables.

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    Yeah, I can stream them from phone to TV but I want to store them on a hard drive.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Hard drive to television. Is it possible?

    Depends on your TV, is it 'smart'?

    also, what did you take the SDcard out off... the recording device may be able to play stuff on your telly?

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    My router also has a USB slot on the back (Plusnet) Here i keep an external storage to anyone on my network can use. You can get mini usb to normal usb adopters to allow you to transfer your film/pictures

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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Mini-U...QAAOSwaelbrG~O

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    My TV is smart. The vids are from a gopro. I just want to transfer the files onto an hard drive (so that I can return the sd cards to my mate) and watch them on my TV.

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    Default Re: Hard drive to television. Is it possible?

    Ask a friend to copy them from the SDcard to the HDD.

    If you don't have a friend, you'll need an OTG adaptor (if your phone doesn't support OTG natively, a usb card reader to fit the OTG port and a HDD... and enough storage on your phone to hold all the footage.

    Copy form SD to Phone, then from phone to HDD.

    Or... just buy a cheap computer, they're quite handy.

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    Default Re: Hard drive to television. Is it possible?

    SD in your phone then use that cable i linked to transfer to HDD.

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    SD in your phone then use that cable i linked to transfer to HDD.
    Yeah, that too, depending on the physical size of the SDCard and if the phone has an SDCard slot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Yeah, that too, depending on the physical size of the SDCard and if the phone has an SDCard slot.
    He has a smart TV. Cant see him having a push button old nokia with snake installed

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1888 View Post
    He has a smart TV. Cant see him having a push button old nokia with snake installed
    Not all Androids have SDCard slots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Not all Androids have SDCard slots.
    I also bought one of these what is handy if that is the case. Normal and mini usb and micro/normal SD reader/writer slot


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    Default Re: Hard drive to television. Is it possible?

    I have a galaxy S9+ so it has an SD card. Can I plug the phone into ha hard drive to copy the files?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninja View Post
    I have a galaxy S9+ so it has an SD card. Can I plug the phone into ha hard drive to copy the files?
    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by 1888 View Post
    SD in your phone then use that cable i linked to transfer to HDD.

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    Apparently the S9 shipped with an OTG usb adapter, if you can find it then you can use that to connect a USB device.

    I suspect that the phone won't be able to provide enough power for the HDD without the drive that uses an external power supply, however it should be fine with a USB Stick.

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