How to Play USB Movies and Music on Roku TV?

Can Roku play from USB? How to play videos and music from USB on Roku TV? No worry. This article will walk you through how to play USB on Roku TV in detail. Please read on.

Tips. Download this free program to convert video to Roku TV formats for smooth playback:

Michelle Michelle | Updated on Jul 13, 2023

Can Roku Play from USB?

How to Play USB on Roku TV?

Can’t Find or Play Video Files from USB on Roku TV

Can Roku Play from USB?

Yes, Roku devices with a USB port can be connected to an external USB to display video files, music, and photos. You can check on the back or side of your Roku TV to see if there is any USB port available. Then you can follow the steps below to try to watch your USB on Roku.

How to Play USB on Roku TV?

Step 1. Connect USB to Roku TV

Plug your USB drive into the USB port on the Roku TV.

Note. Your USB drive must be formatted with the FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, EXT2, EXT3, or HFS+ file systems so that the Roku TV can recognize it.

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Step 2. Open Roku Media Player

Once the USB is inserted, you will be prompted to launch the Roku Media Player. If you haven’t installed the media player, you can manually add it from the Roku website or the Roku Channel Store.

Open Roku Media Player

Step 3. Select the Media and Enjoy

In the Media Player, choose the first icon labeled All and select your USB drive. All the files will be listed here. Or, you can choose other options Video, Audio, or Photo to access the corresponding files. Browse the files and select the file you want to start playing and enjoying.

Note. Unsupported files will not be displayed. If you can’t find or play your desired files, you can go to the next part to learn how to fix it.

Play USB on Roku

Can’t Find or Play Video Files from USB on Roku TV

Roku will only display and play videos that it supports. You can view your Roku supported video formats by accessing the Help pages from the Media Type selection screens.

In general, Roku supports the following media formats:

• Video – H.264/AVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV)
• Audio – AAC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV); MP3(.MP3, .MKV); FLAC (.FLAC, .MKV), PCM (.WAV, .MKV, .MP4, .MOV), AC3/EAC3 (.MKV,.MP4. .MOV, .AC3), DTS (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV, .DTS), ALAC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV, .M4A), Vorbis (.OGG,.MKV,.WEBM)
* 4K Roku devices support 4K Video – H.265/HEVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV); VP9 (.MKV)

If your Roku doesn't support your video, you'll need to convert it to a format accepted by your Roku. Fortunately, many free video converters allow you to do just that. WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory is one of the best. It can be used as a video to TV format converter to help you easily convert video to various TV formats with just a few clicks. Follow the steps below to convert your video to Roku video format now:

Step 1. Open WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory on your PC. [Quick download the software Quick download the software]

Step 2. Select “Converter” on the home screen and add the unsupported videos to the program.

Step 3. Click the format icon on the right side of the converter. The output format page will appear from the right. Navigate to the “Video” category and select “MP4” as the output format.

Step 4. Open the “Parameter settings” below and in the Video Encoder option, choose “H264” as the new codec. Then, in the Audio Encoder option, select “AAC”. Next, click “OK” to save the changes.

Tips. You can choose other profiles based on the supported formats listed above.

Step 5. Click “Run” to start the conversion.

Convert and Play Video from USB on Roku TV

After the conversion, you should have no problem playing the video on your Roku TV from the USB.

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