Article ID : 00198184 / Last Modified : 01/06/2021

Can I use an external hard drive on my Android TV?

    IMPORTANT:This article introduces compatible information regarding USB HDD drives for Sony's Android TV.

    You can use an external hard disk drive (HDD) as long as it meets the specifications for use on your Android TV™ device. We can't guarantee operation with all HDDs.

    Supported file system and maximum HDD size

    Check the maximum HDD size according to the supported file system. Make sure to format the HDD on your TV before use. This feature is available for TVs with Android™ 6.0 Marshmallow operating system (OS) and later.

    File systemMaximum HDD size for playback (videos, photos, and music)Maximum HDD size for storage
    exFAT and NTFS16TB256GB

    *1 The maximum file size that you can save on the HDD is 4GB.


    • Use 256GB HDDs or smaller for TVs with Android 6.0 OS.
    • Use 256GB HDD or larger for TVs with Android 7.0 Nougat OS.
      • You can only use 256GB for storage.

    USB port type and maximum power output

    USB port typeMax. power outputPort labelPort image
    USB 3.1 Gen 1900 mAUSB 3.1 port label imageUSB 3.1 port image
    USB 2.0500 mAUSB 2.0 port label imageUSB 2.0 port image

    Revolutions per minute (RPM) and Read/Write speed

    No conditions.