How can I watch movies stored on my HDD on my Sony Bravia TV?

Anonymous June 29, 2014

I want to watch movies of my seagate 2TB drive through my Sony Bravia TV. I have tried all cords but nothing works.

  1. Howard B
    July 1, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    If your TV is DLNA compliant, I'd recommend hooking the HDD to your PC and installing Plex Media Server, using the HDD as the "library."

    If your TV doesn't have DLNA, I'd recommend hooking a Roku box to it; Roku is a DLNA client, and you can stream the files that way.

    Some wireless routers with USB ports are also DLNA servers, like the Asus Black Knight series.

  2. Dalsan M
    June 29, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    I agree with Oron and Hovsep. We would need the model number for the TV so we can help you better, especially since many models can only read pictures and maybe mp3 files. Also, on general, TV's may read only up to 1TB, or even up to 500GB.

    If the TV has Wi-Fi or network capabilities and it if connected to your home network, you may be able to stream the videos, music, and pictures to your TV through DLNA. If you have a game system or other networked device connected to the TV, you can use that as well.

  3. Hovsep A
    June 29, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Oron J is right, maybe 2TB drive is not supported by your Sony Bravia TV. You can reformat Sony Bravia TV to FAT32 and try again. If you can give us your Sony Bravia TV model then perhaps we can help

  4. Oron J
    June 29, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Check your manual. Not all Bravias are the same so it's important to check the specifics. Some common problems in playing videos on TV from external hard drives include:
    The TV supports drives only up to a certain size, and your drive is too big.
    The hard drive requires more power than the USB port on the TV can provide.
    The encoding of of the videos on the hard drive is not supported by the TV.