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    Default Hard drive to television. Is it possible?

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

    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

    This

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

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

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

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